Shift workers face challenges that most other workers don’t; irregular sleep patterns, meals out of sync, tiredness when moving between erratic sleep patterns. It is no wonder that there is so much research which points towards shift workers being more likely to start being diabetic and harder to control blood sugar levels for existing diabetics.… Read More The Challenges of Shift Work
This Harvard Business Review video is a compelling 5-minute view. It looks at 8 types of organisational cultures and offers some reminders of some of the cultures needed to support workers with different health needs, including diabetics. If we start with the assumption that we must not reduce the talent pool available (from existing or… Read More Building a Caring Company
The commercial benefits of a health screening programme are well understood by many employers. Spotting any illness early; improves the chances of a full recovery by the employee reduces the likelihood and length of absences significantly increased employees’ satisfaction with you as an employer. A study carried out in the US, and published in October… Read More Workplace Screening Works!