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SHIFT WORK LINKED TO HEART DISEASE

Working shifts increases a person’s risk of developing ischaemic heart disease, with every year in this working pattern causing a 1% rise in the risk, according to a large study published in the journal, Occupational Medicine. The research is the largest ever study focusing on the risk of ischaemic heart disease in shift workers. Researchers […]

STUDY HELPS DEFINE TEAM COACHING

Research from two business schools and a management school in the UK has shed light on how to define team coaching, which although becoming more popular has suffered from a lack of distinction from other team interventions. Rebecca Jones from Henley Business School, Uwe Napiersky from Aston Business School and Joanne Lyubovnikova from University of Liverpool […]

HELP FOR TALKING HELPERS

Are boundary definitions preventing coach therapists from offering their clients the best possible interventions? Kate McGuire reports   Why do we do what we do as coaches and therapists? What is the best way of doing our work to achieve our purpose? What enables us and what gets in the way? At the AICTP conference […]

FCC CALLS FOR INDUSTRY GUIDANCE ON ADOPTING TECH

Technology developed for the coaching market needs to support, rather than drive, the coaching agenda while at the same time, coaches need to better understand technology and new types of data, according to participants in a multiple stakeholder debate on disruptive technology. Coaching think-tank, the Future of Coaching Collaboration (FCC), held its first roundtable on […]

FREELANCERS SHOW MBTI PERCEIVING PREFERENCE – BPS DOP ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 9-11 JANUARY 2019, CHESTER, UK

People who like the ‘big picture’ and prefer to live their lives in a spontaneous way are more likely to thrive as a freelancer, according to research presented at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology’s (BPS DOP) annual conference in January. Researcher John Hackston collected data from an online survey of 1,308 freelancers […]

FIND THE ‘SWEET SPOT’ BETWEEN TECH AND WELLBEING – BPS DOP ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 9-11 JANUARY 2019, CHESTER, UK

People who are ‘always on’ technologically tend to be more engaged at work, but also report more stress and a poorer work-life balance, according to research presented at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology’s (BPS DOP) annual conference in January. Organisations with cultures that encourage staff to resist the pressure to be always […]

NEWS IN BRIEF

IES launches wellbeing ROI tool The Institute for Employment Studies has created a tool calculating the return on investment (ROI) of employee assistance programmes, to help employers take an evidence-based approach to their workforce health efforts. The tool, created on behalf of the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association, responds to a lack of evidence for […]