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October/November 2020 (vol. 17/3)

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Adding value

The value of occupational health to workplace wellbeing

Summary:

Occupational health professionals are best placed to advise employers on implementing evidence-based health and wellbeing programmes, adding value as well as health benefits. Occupational physician Jenny Napier and organisational psychologist Kevin Daniels explain.

 

Workplace wellbeing has probably never been higher on the agenda. There are many reasons for this growing interest, but they include: a legal obligation on employers to discharge their duty of care; ongoing concerns to optimise productivity through enhancing worker engagement and reducing sickness absence; a growing awareness of mental health challenges in the population; and improving the profile of an organisation with potential employees and customers…

 

Dr Jennifer Napier is an occupational physician with RPS Europe.

Professor Kevin Daniels is professor of organisational behaviour in the Employment Systems and Institutions Group at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia.

 

Author: Napier J, Daniels K

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Occupational Health at Work October/November 2020 (vol. 17/3) pp30-35

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