This research paper reviewed global evidence relating to interventions aimed at supporting women to manage menstruation, menstrual disorders and menopause at work, and how this impacts their career trajectories. More than 60 publications were reviewed and found very few workplace policies dealt with menstrual issues. Less half presented an intervention related to women’s workplace health. There was also a lack of co-design and almost none of the polices or guidelines had been evaluated.
This survey across 30 countries offers insights into how organisations can prioritise physical, mental, social, and spiritual health to improve employee health and performance. Good holistic health was most strongly predicted by workplace enablers, while burnout was strongly predicted by workplace demands. Job design interventions at the organisational, team, job, and individual levels can boost employee health.
Survey of 14,000 people across 14 countries found 1 in 3 respondents report their wellbeing is lower than ever, even though more than two-thirds ranked their wellbeing as a top priority, only 12% said they thought theirs was where it should be. Barriers to wellbeing include no time, cost and societal pressure. Caregivers, parents, the LGBTQIA community, and people living with disabilities reported their wellbeing was worse than ever before.
This study explored whether moderate to vigorous physical activity may sustain the physical aspect of work ability, despite health problems such as musculoskeletal disorders and anxiety, which can lead to low productivity. It found that high cardiorespiratory fitness was associated with decreased all-cause sickness absence days and improved work ability.
This Canadian research found first responders, health care workers, 18–34 year olds and those with mental impairments reported a higher frequency of bullying, harassment and discrimination. Health care workers, first responders and educators had the lowest scores across all 13 psychosocial factors.
This standard by BSI (UK) provides guidance on how to support employees who menstruate and experience menopause symptoms. Perimenopause and menopause can have huge impacts on a person's ability to work, and cause them to face stigma and not get the support they need to fully undertake their job.
Research on a group of healthcare professionals found those who undertook whole body stretching exercises targeting the entire body during a lunch break period 3 times a week for 6 weeks experienced a significantly greater decrease in pain intensity and physical exertion compared to an education program only.
This survey of 600 HR and Benefits Leaders reveals their plans and employee wellbeing experiences, with 71% reporting a clear return-on-investment from their workplace wellbeing efforts, with a healthy workforce and increased employee engagement as the 2 main drivers. Two-thirds of businesses rated mental health and work-related stress as their current biggest challenges.
This report found the world's workers are the most engaged since Gallup started measuring engagement — but stress is still at an all-time high. People are psychologically disengaging from work (quiet quitting), job opportunities have grown and many are passively job seeking.