Global Update on Health Promotion – December 2018

The Top Ten Resources for a Healthy Workplace in 2018

2018 is nearing its end and we are seeing a growing number of year-end reviews. While reviewing one’s accomplishments and challenges is a worthy exercise I would like to focus on Healthy Workplace resources of 2018, which I found really useful and significantly contributed to the field in my eyes. So here is my Top Ten:

  1. Occupational Health: the Global Value and Evidence

This research report discusses the value of Occupational Health (OH) from a global perspective, including financial aspects, legal, moral, and other less tangible effects (such as effects on the corporate image).

https://www.som.org.uk/sites/som.org.uk/files/Occupational_Health_the_Global_Value_and_Evidence_April_2018.pdf

  1. Global Mental Health: Some Perspectives on Challenges and Options for Scaling Up Response

The compilation offers some perspectives on the challenges and options for scaling up a sustained global response to the prevailing mental health inaction.

http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/950821542885406030/Global-Mental-Health-Some-Perspectives-on-Challenges-and-Options-for-Scaling-Up-Response

  1. Effects of Office Workstation Type on Physical Activity and Stress

Workers in open office seating had less daytime stress and greater daytime activity levels compared to workers in private offices and cubicles, according to new research led by the University of Arizona.

https://oem.bmj.com/content/75/10/689

  1. FitWork Good Practice Guide to Develop Physical Activity Programs at Work

The overall aim of the Fitwork Guide is to support people who want to implement exercise programmes in the workplace. http://fitwork.eu/files/fitworkGuide.pdf

  1. Aon 2018 Global Employee Engagement Trends Report

The 2018 Trends in Global Employee Engagement Study measures employee engagement by analysing data from more than 1,000 organisations across the globe from more than 60 industries.

https://insights.humancapital.aon.com/talent-rewards-and-performance/engagement-2018?utm_source=Cero

  1. Burnout in the Workplace: a Review of Data and Policy Responses in the European Union

The report examines the work determinants associated with burnout and looks at the effects of burnout, including psychosocial and physical work factors, work intensity and work organisation. It also reviews national strategies and policies regarding this issue, the involvement of the social partners in the current debate, as well as preventive actions currently in place.

https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_publication/field_ef_document/ef18047en.pdf

  1. Promising practices for health and wellbeing at workA review of the evidence landscape

The study commissioned by Public Health England aimed to support an understanding of the landscape of workplace wellbeing interventions in the UK. They show promising examples of how to develop an evidence base for workplace health and wellbeing initiatives across different workplace wellbeing areas.

www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2409.html

  1. Loneliness at Epidemic Levels in America

A survey of more than 20,000 U.S. adults ages 18 years and older revealed that nearly half of Americans report sometimes or always feeling alone (46%) or left out (47 %).

https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8294451-cigna-us-loneliness-survey/

  1. Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces Awards and Certification Good Practices

This online resource features profiles of Global Healthy Workplace Awards winners and finalists and profiles of Global Healthy Workplace Certified employers that represent the best in workplace health good practices.

www.globalhealthyworkplace.org/profiles

  1. 21st Century Workforces and WorkplacesThe Challenges and Opportunities for Future Work Practices and Labour Markets

This book charts, explains and analyses the past five years, which has seen the rewriting of much of what we thought we knew about employment and how workplaces respond to pressure. The book also outlines what hasn’t changed and, in doing so, distinguishes myth from reality and subsequently asks what sort of work environments we want to see in 2025 and what we can do today to help bring about the necessary changes.

https://books.google.com/books/about/21st_Century_Workforces_and_Workplaces.html?id=KnO9DAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button#v=onepage&q&f=false