Inspire autumn 2021
The latest health and wellbeing news from Towergate Health & Protection
Welcome to the latest edition of Inspire, our quarterly newsletter, designed to keep you informed about issues and developments that are relevant to your business.
In this edition we explore the common reasons for employee burnout and how to recognise this in the workplace, the recipe for getting fit and staying motivated, the looming threat of flash floods and how companies are shaking up their benefits to keep their employees happy. Plus, find out the latest from the insurers.
It’s a common misconception that a holiday will solve employee burnout.
But when we probe a little harder it’s easy to see why this logic doesn’t make sense. Once an employee gets back from a holiday, they return to the same workplace environment that caused them to burn out in the first place. The cycle of burnout, unless workplace changes happen, is therefore likely to continue.
The mental and physical benefits of exercise cannot be overstated. From reducing the risk of contracting certain diseases to boosting mental health and increasing lifespan,1 exercise is instrumental to our overall health and wellbeing.
But it’s not just about a spur of the moment inspiration to go on a walk or take the stairs every once in a while; it’s about creating and maintaining healthy habits for life.
In the wake of the pandemic, public awareness of health and mortality are at the forefront of many people’s minds as they ask questions like, ‘What would happen to me if I couldn’t work?’ and ‘What would happen to my family if I wasn’t here?’
In the wake of the economic uncertainty and instability the UK has experienced over the past two years, group income protection (GIP) and group life insurance have been elevated to a newly prized status among employees for three key reasons.
While weather forecasting has improved significantly throughout the years, there is still little warning of when and where localised flash flooding may take place.
Recent heatwaves (and more extreme conditions) have intensified flooding throughout Europe and the UK. While climate change may be largely to blame, overtaxed drainage systems and inadequate risk management strategies have led to catastrophic damage for both residential and commercial properties. What can you do to be better prepared?
Have you heard the latest from the insurers?
Here are the most recent updates from some of the key providers, including Aviva, Bupa, Medicash, Simplyhealth and Vitality...