Categories for Workplace health

SkyNews Business Interview

May 25, 2015 3:36 pm Learn more about John’s career trajectory and why he believes 90% of chronic illness is preventable with the right health care. To learn more …. Sign up for our monthly newsletter Follow us on LinkedIn Watch us on YouTube

Improving health in the workplace

September 11, 2014 3:47 pm Improving health at work can improve your bottom line Dr John Cummins discusses what can be done in the work environment to facilitate health behaviour changes and improve health. Move the printer as far away from the desks as possible to the back of the office so you have to walk Make healthy food choices… View Article

Bad Food Habits Impact Productivity

August 8, 2014 3:39 pm In his recent article, Food for Thought, Dr John Cummins discusses how bad food habits can impact negatively on productivity in the workplace. Avoid fruit juice. Choose water instead. Eat nuts and raw vegetables for snacks. Two pieces of fruit a day keeps us healthy. This article was first published in the August edition of HRMonthly.

Are senior executives different …?

June 6, 2014 6:45 pm The stereotype of the stressed-out, overworked senior manager is one big myth. I was surprised when a senior HR manager of a large listed company told me she believed that executives and upper-level managers were all highly stressed and had problems with alcohol. We provided figures on her own senior staff that were quite contrary… View Article

Creating a Healthy Workplace

May 4, 2014 9:50 pm Many companies are actively and successfully working to achieve positive health outcomes for staff and employers. Learn how in my recent article Creating a Healthy Workplace: Bringing everyone on board is the key to overall staff wellbeing. This article first ran in the May 2014 issue of HRMonthly

One of my workers is on stress leave

April 1, 2014 3:32 am One of my workers is on stress leave: what should I do? Discover why documented mental health return to work policies and procedures are important for you and your employees. Learn more about what you need to do. Read my article ‘One of my workers is on stress leave: what should I do? Did you… View Article

Inside the female brain

March 7, 2014 12:09 pm Inside the female brain Neurological studies show how comparisons between the female and male brain can play out in the workplace. For example … Due to their biological makeup, women in general thrive in workplace positions and projects that fuel their ability to socialise and connect. Men however are more likely to succeed in individual… View Article

Workplace Health Programs

September 4, 2013 3:33 am The Health and Productivity Institute of Australia (HAPIA) reports that workplace health programs result in improved productivity. HAPIA reports a: 25% average decrease in sick leave absenteeism 40% decrease in workers compensation costs (which can be a huge drain on costs of business ) 24% decrease in disability management costs $5.81 savings for every $1… View Article

Stay@Work Report

August 26, 2013 3:39 am The research shows that effective workplace health programs are good for business. The Stay@Work Report concluded that employers with highly effective workplace health programs experienced superior performance with the following key findings: 20% more revenue per employee 16% higher market value 57% higher shareholder returns The also reported significantly lower cost increases 5 times lower… View Article