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A Line Manager’s Guide to Dealing with Conflict at Work

A Line Manager’s Guide to Dealing with Conflict at Work

  40% of employees who have experienced bullying and harassment at work said their line manager was responsible. Though we might be more prone to associating colleague-against-colleague conflict when we hear ‘workplace conflict’, in actuality, many employees are...

Perfectionism in the Workplace

Perfectionism in the Workplace

Aiming for perfection isn’t conventionally seen as a bad thing. In fact, it can often be viewed as a trait that is beneficial for individuals to have because it means they have high standards and a drive for success. Perfectionism can, as a result, fly under the radar...

The Business Case for Occupational Health in 2022

The Business Case for Occupational Health in 2022

Organisations will have a variety of reasons to provide occupational health support for employees. Whether for legal and regulatory requirements, sickness absence rates, or retention and recruitment purposes, organisations all have different reasons for prioritising...

Why is Listening a Skill in the Workplace?

Why is Listening a Skill in the Workplace?

 Across all facets of our personal and professional lives, listening is vital – yet we can often be terrible at it. In fact, research shows that the average person only listens at around 25% efficiency… even though they believe that they communicate as effectively, or...

How is Your Communication Style Affecting Employees?

How is Your Communication Style Affecting Employees?

Navigating the different communication styles in a workplace can often result in conflict and confusion. In any workplace, there will be multiple styles of communication, and therefore, multiple directions in which communication can go if not handled correctly. From...

Nutrition and Wellbeing Whilst at Work

Nutrition and Wellbeing Whilst at Work

The average employee will spend around 82,068 hours working over their lifetime. That’s the equivalent of working a 9.4 year shift... Or 3,420 days of non-stop working. Inevitably, between the constant brew-breaks and team meetings that could have been emails, we also...

How Does Employee Individuality Play into Workplace Health?

How Does Employee Individuality Play into Workplace Health?

 The function of the workplace relies on collectivism to function… but does that always benefit employees or the employer? From the language used in job adverts to the policies that keep a workplace running smoothly, often the focus is on the collective rather than...

Legality or Risk? The Workplace Approach to Drugs and Alcohol

Legality or Risk? The Workplace Approach to Drugs and Alcohol

Research has found that 27% of people say their alcohol consumption has increased as a result of the pandemic. An interesting part of the research, and one that’s often overlooked with the headlines, is that those with increased alcohol consumption also generally had...

Finances: A Holistic Approach to Wellbeing at Work

Finances: A Holistic Approach to Wellbeing at Work

Looking at the whole person, rather than just their mental health needs, is the philosophy behind holistic approaches to wellbeing. So many factors play into how we approach wellbeing – age, gender, culture, heritage, language, sexual identity, life experiences,...

Why Do Organisations’ Wellbeing Strategies Fail?

Why Do Organisations’ Wellbeing Strategies Fail?

Even with the best of intentions, so many organisations will fall prey to the detrimental impact of poor wellbeing strategies. With so much emphasis on wellbeing, there might be the assumption that any effort is good enough… But is it? Let’s take a look at why so many...

Men’s Mental Health: Are We Talking About It Enough?

Men’s Mental Health: Are We Talking About It Enough?

It’s the largest cause of death for men under 35. Three times as many men die by it than women. The highest rates can be found in men aged 40-49 in the UK1.  We’re talking about male suicide.  Making up 75% of all reported suicides each year, according to the office...

Dealing with Disabilities – Am I Doing Enough?

Dealing with Disabilities – Am I Doing Enough?

Dealing with Disabilities – Am I Doing Enough?   You see it time and time again. ‘We have a diverse workplace’, or ‘We value the experience and outlook of all employees.’ Whilst diversity and inclusion may be on an upwards trajectory, is enough being done to ensure...

Occupational Health: When You Need More Than a GP

Occupational Health: When You Need More Than a GP

General practitioners (GPs) are traditionally an employee’s first port of call when they are unable to attend work due to an illness or health condition and many employers therefore rely on the advice given by the GP in regards to fitness to work and the issue of fit...

How to get the most from an occupational health provider

How to get the most from an occupational health provider

We all want to get good value for our money. Investing in occupational health services is no different in this regard – there is a specific service that is required, yet how useful is it if we aren’t utilising it to its full potential? Maintaining business...

Fatigue and Rest

Fatigue and Rest

Are you feeling like you can’t seem to keep up or catch up with anything nowadays? Deadlines, health, socialising, daily tasks, the demands of your job… you have a lot of responsibilities. In a world that never seems to be fully ‘off’, fatigue is a very real and...

How Does the Workplace Influence Public Health?

How Does the Workplace Influence Public Health?

Businesses in 2021 have had to consider the health of their employees more than ever as they return to the workplace after long periods of uncertain ways of working during the pandemic. What is rarely discussed is the impact that the workplace has on public health –...

What Do We Mean by ‘Right Practitioner First Time’?

What Do We Mean by ‘Right Practitioner First Time’?

Imagine this… A world in which finding the ideal occupational health provider isn’t as soul-crushing and time-consuming as finding petrol in late September/early October. Does it sound like a fantasy? For many employers, it can seem like one. Hours of trawling through...

How Neurodiverse Is Your Workforce and Why Does It Matter?

How Neurodiverse Is Your Workforce and Why Does It Matter?

It’s estimated that around 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent in the UK1. So why aren’t we talking about it more? Discussions around diversity and inclusion in the workplace have increased considerably over the past few years, yet neurodiversity is often overlooked. The...

What Are Health Inequalities and Why Do They Exist?

What Are Health Inequalities and Why Do They Exist?

Did you know that people in the most deprived areas of England were 4x more likely to die prematurely from cardiovascular diseases, and 2.2x more likely to die from cancer than people living in the least deprived areas between 2017 to 20191? Shocking, huh? Yet the...

The Healthy Unwell – The Rise of Presenteeism

The Healthy Unwell – The Rise of Presenteeism

The Healthy Unwell – The Rise of Presenteeism   How many times have you shown up to work without actually being there? Presenteeism – showing up for work without being productive, due to ill health or poor mental health – is hardly a new phenomenon. With the rise of...

A Workplace Guide to Non-Visible Disabilities

A Workplace Guide to Non-Visible Disabilities

When people speak about disabilities, it often conjures up an image of a wheelchair, hearing aid, or an assistive device. These are examples of very visible disabilities. Non-visible disabilities such as physical, mental, or neurological conditions that can’t be seen...

Women’s Health – We Need to Do More

Women’s Health – We Need to Do More

Gender diverse businesses are 25% more likely to financially outperform their counterparts1. Businesses, however, continue to unknowingly and knowingly work against women by overlooking women’s health in the workplace. Mental health, endometriosis, menopause, prenatal...

Women’s Wellbeing in Male-Dominated Industries

Women’s Wellbeing in Male-Dominated Industries

Women’s Wellbeing in Male-Dominated Industries Did you know that women employed in traditionally male-dominated occupations such as medicine have higher rates of suicide than other employed women?1 The main risk factors that research has unearthed are poor health and...

The anxious employee and returning to work

The anxious employee and returning to work

“Oh my god, was the office always this stressful?” “Why has my desk moved?” “Why am I now hotdesking when I had my own desk before?” “Why was I one of the few employees that were furloughed, what will my colleagues think of me?” “Should I go and say hello to Sharon,...

FAQ

I’m an Occupational Health Assessment Provider, is Simply People right for me?

Yep, you’ll fit right in. We have professionals covering a range of different Occupational Health disciplines, everyone from those delivering driver medicals to physiotherapy and everything in between. Once registered you’ll be able to search all of the different business categories.

How do I know that you’ll be able to help me, in my specific niche?

Combined our team and advisors have over 50 years experience of both growing and procuring the services of OH businesses. We have experience, the contacts on both sides of the fence, and the technology in between to support your business needs.

As our community and network continues to grow, this will only improve. We’re confident in our ability to deliver value for the variety of Occupational Health business owners that we serve.

I see that you’re based in the Northwest, do I have to be based there to use Simply People?

Nope - our network spans the length and breadth of the UK and is continuing to grow. We’re a tech business at our core, so our services are all able to be delivered digitally and remotely to people wherever they’re based. We’re also planning more localised community events and local meetups across different parts of the country, these will be virtually at present, but also physically in time. Oh, and if you ever are in the area, feel free to pop in for a cuppa!