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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 the cost-effectiveness of workplace health initiatives, as identified by the Stevenson and Farmer, Thriving At Work report.   Not in the money Money worries are impacting more than three-quarters (77%) of employees at work, according to a study, the inaugural Close Brothers Asset Management Financial […]

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NEWS IN BRIEF – MAY/JUNE 2017

Parental care Family-friendly working experts My Family Care has launched an online platform to help HR teams and line managers better support new and expectant parents. The Parental Leave Toolkit builds each user a tailored plan enabling and encouraging individuals going on leave and their managers and colleagues to have more informed and effective conversations about their work/life balance, career progression, working arrangements and well-being. It enables companies to provide parental leave coaching support to a much wider proportion of their workforce.   EMCC award winners The winners of the EMCC’s 2016 International Awards, announced in March, are: Coaching – […]

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News:C@W conference roundup. British Gypsum builds networks

British Gypsum builds networks By Eve Turner Building a string of coaching networks has helped British Gypsum break down silos in the business, improving trust, communication and staff satisfaction. The success of the Saint-Gobain subsidiary’s organisational change project, started in 2007, was achieved despite the challenging backdrop of a global recession, delegates heard. Saint-Gobain is one of the world’s top 100 industrial corporations. In the UK, British Gypsum now has just over 1,130 staff on five sites, along with four mines and four training schools. The organisation’s UK board brought in Chris Rogers from consultancy ASK as lead consultant. Rogers […]

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Conference Roundup

British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology 3rd European Coaching Psychology Conference, London, 13-14 December Buck should stop with patients not NHS doctors By Liz Hall A healthcare system in which doctors see themselves as lone healers and in which patients are asked to comply doesn’t work, said Dr Rebecca Viney. Dr Viney heads up the Coaching and Mentoring Service at the London Deanery, a body responsible for postgraduate medical and dental training in the city. Launched in 2008, the London Deanery Coaching and Mentoring service now has more than 450 doctors trained as mentors, while more than 1,000 […]

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