Obesity at work: why employers should provide support

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Well-designed weight management programmes can help employees living with obesity to manage their weight more effectively and continue to make a vital contribution at work, but it’s crucial they do not stigmatise and alienate the very people they are designed to support.


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Help is at hand

By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 11 May 2022

Indian companies are increasingly supporting the mental wellbeing of staff through initiatives like days off for recuperation, counselling and mobile apps designed to build resilience to stress.

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Too hot to handle

By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 11 May 2022

The recent heatwaves in India have forced people to stop work to avoid the brutal heat, and led to renewed warnings that rising temperatures caused by climate change threaten the health of millions of outdoor workers.

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Disability at work: time for action

By Diane Lightfoot, Business Disability Forum (BDF) on 05 May 2022

A diverse workforce offers greater creativity, innovation and productivity, making it more important than ever for employers to take positive action to recruit, retain and support disabled workers.