G House / Lorenzo Guzzini

first_img Year:  Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/461133/g-house-lorenzo-guzzini Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/461133/g-house-lorenzo-guzzini Clipboard Save this picture!© Valeria Bellora+ 28 Share Houses G House / Lorenzo Guzzini “COPY” G House / Lorenzo GuzziniSave this projectSaveG House / Lorenzo Guzzini CopyHouses•Cerano D’intelvi, Italy Projectscenter_img 2013 2013 Year:  “COPY” Photographs ArchDaily Architects: Lorenzo Guzzini Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Valeria Bellora Photographs:  Valeria Bellora Save this picture!© Valeria BelloraText description provided by the architects. The idea of the project is to value an abandoned villa from 19th century in Como, through an architectural re-elaboration of the owners’ s memories. The family that live into this house is from a central region of Italy, Marche and they used to live among the medieval villages made in bricks. For them construction means matter, bulk and static. Save this picture!© Valeria BelloraThe perimetral structure made in whole stone shows the poetic sensitivity of matter. There is a matter that talks about a personal memory, the bricks, and a matter that talks about a historical memory, the stone, that describes the constructive technique used to built the ancient houses. These to memories meet each other into this house. Save this picture!© Valeria BelloraThe project conserved the facades and scratched the walls to discover the stone behind the plaster. The internal walls are built in whole bricks. Thanks to the realization of the walls by the Gothic texture,  the detail allow to pass the wiring system inside the walls. Save this picture!© Valeria BelloraThe central double high is on top of the living room. The ground floor is composed by this living room and two boxes, one with the kitchen and the other with the office. Save this picture!© Valeria BelloraOn top of this two spaces, divided by the double high, there are two tubes. Inside them there are the bed rooms, one for the owners, the other for the guests. Save this picture!© Valeria BelloraSome crystal bricks are nestled into the walls to have a light communication between the spaces of the whole house. Save this picture!© Valeria BelloraThe attic is the space reserved for the owners’ s sons. In conclusion, all of these spaces tell us that personal memory is a short part of a collective memory. Like a picture,the character of this villa freezes into the time the elements that belong to this family, but that are, in the same time, part of the general culture. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessA-KAMP47 / Stephane MalkaArchitecture NewsYAP 2013: bam! Debuts ‘He’ at MAXXIArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeLorenzo GuzziniOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCerano D’intelviHousesRefurbishmentItalyPublished on December 25, 2013Cite: “G House / Lorenzo Guzzini” 25 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Solidarity with the Haitian struggle

first_imgThe month of March saw a number of demonstrations throughout North America in solidarity with the struggles of the working people of Haiti for justice, democracy and an end to U.S. interference in its internal affairs.Members of the Haitian diaspora along with their international allies held rallies in cities including New York; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Miami; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Montreal and Ottawa, Canada, in solidarity with the ongoing uprising in Haiti.Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) held protests across the U.S. March 28 and 29 in coordination with huge protests that took place in Port-au-Prince and throughout Haiti on those days. (See Twitter video linked to @Blacks4Peace.)The Washington, D.C., rally was at the State Department, which was called out by BAP as “instrumental in spreading misinformation and manipulating Haitian elections in order to keep right-wing regimes in office in Haiti.”The Chicago rally was held in front of the Haitian Consulate. In a statement of support, BAP emphasized that it was acting in solidarity with the Haitian masses. Haiti is “the first Black republic that has fought for decades against the white-supremacist dominance of the United States.”At the U.N. in New York City, March 29. WW PHOTO G. DunkelIn New York City, Komokoda (Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti) joined with BAP to hold a militant and lively demonstration at the U.N., directly across the street from the U.S. Mission. Speakers — in both Creole and English — denounced Jovenel Moïse as a U.S.-imposed president who is maneuvering to become a dictator. One speaker condemned the U.S., the U.N., the Organization of American States, the European Union and the Core Group for interfering in Haiti’s internal affairs. The Core Group is composed of the ambassadors of France, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Canada, the U.S., the European Union and special representatives of the OAS and the U.N.Some speakers at the New York rally called for a revolution; others condemned the attacks on women and the U.S. abuse of refugees.In Puerto Rico, Comuna Caribe and other progressive Puerto Rican groups demonstrated in front of the U.S. Federal Building in San Juan in solidarity with the Haitian people and to demand that “the U.N. and OAS get their hands off Haiti.” (Twitter @AgencyINS)A few days earlier, a coalition of progressive groups in San Francisco joined the Haiti Action Committee to hold a Day of Solidarity With Haiti March 18. (tinyurl.com/vnm9vd6c)Solidarité Québec-Haïti celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination March 20 by organizing a demonstration at an office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to denounce Canada’s support for the dictatorship of Jovenel Moïse. (tinyurl.com/kcnwwxza)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Reporter dies from burn injuries in far-south bombings

first_img Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar September 26, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter dies from burn injuries in far-south bombings News to go further Organisation Receive email alerts ThailandAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Thailand Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom May 12, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News August 21, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that local reporter Phamon Phonphanit died on 24 September from the burns he sustained in a series of three bombings on 16 September in the far-south town Sungai Kolok, where bombings are frequent. We offer our condolences to his family.Phamon, who worked for Sue Samut Atyakam, a local newspaper, had been sent to cover the first two bomb explosions and was badly injured when the third bomb exploded. He was taken to Yala central hospital, where he died eight days later. The toll from the three bombs now stands at six dead and 110 injured. ThailandAsia – Pacific Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years RSF_en News June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Lake Avenue Church: About 7500 Hours 2014

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Faith & Religion News Lake Avenue Church: About 7500 Hours 2014 By MATT BARNES, Mission Service Coordinator All Saints Church Published on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 2:48 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” – Matt. 20.28A server at a restaurant, a worship service, servant leadership, self-serve soda machines. We use the word service a lot but what does it mean in the context of following Jesus and why is it important?Serving is essential to following Jesus. Jesus said He came to serve and He set an example of service for His followers to emulate. We should be about the things that Jesus was about – and Jesus was about service.Why is serving so important? For many reasons. But let’s focus on one. Just imagine how our reputation would improve with those who don’t know Jesus yet if we all followed His example of service.On the weekend of August 8-10 we are all going to have an opportunity to serve!Our hope is that each of us will join together with our small groups, classes, and/or families and serve together. Be led by the Spirit! Use your imagination! The end result? We hope by 6 pm on August 10 we hope to have given 7500 hours of service to our friends and neighbors! Then we’ll celebrate together with dinner on the West Plaza, near the parking lot. If you have any questions please contact me at [email protected] or (626) 817-4810.Are you up for the challenge? Are you ready to serve where you work, live, and play?Visit http://7500hours.lakeave.org for more information and service project ideas.Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 844-4700 or visit www.lakeave.org. Community News Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

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Winter, Affordability Hampers Fannie Mae Growth

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Winter, Affordability Hampers Fannie Mae Growth  Print This Post About Author: Scott Morgan Winter, Affordability Hampers Fannie Mae Growth May 21, 2014 629 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Economy Existing Home Sales Fannie Mae Home Sales New Home Sales 2014-05-21 Scott Morgan Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Economy Existing Home Sales Fannie Mae Home Sales New Home Sales in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago To its credit, Fannie Mae did not expect soaring growth in the 2014 housing market in the first place. But even its hopes for modest growth have cooled as the lingering effects of a harsh winter and a combination of reduced affordability and consumer reticence regarding mortgages weigh down the national housing market.In its latest economic forecast, released Wednesday, Fannie Mae reported that housing remains the weakest link in the national economy. Through the first three months of 2014, existing-home sales, new single-family home sales, single-family housing starts, and multifamily housing starts all declined year-over-year.Fannie found that existing-home sales, which comprised roughly 90 percent of sales activity in March, edged down 0.2 percent to 4.59 million—the slowest sales pace since July 2012. Sales of lower-priced homes also showed a dramatic year-over-year decline, which Fannie attributes to less demand from investors.The new homes market plunged 14.5 percent in March, an eight-month low. However, this sharp decline in sales amid slowly growing supply pushed the months’ supply nationally up to six months, in line with the historical average and a marked improvement for an inventory that just a few months ago was less than four months in some areas.Still, Fannie is hanging on to its cautious optimism. Resales, for example, edged up by 0.2 percent in March, only the second time in nine months that an uptick occurred there. Fannie is also pinning hope for slow-but-steady growth on the results of its April consumer survey, which showed that 42 percent of those polled think it’s a good time to sell. “As consumers become more confident in the selling environment and more supply enters the market, it will help to boost housing turnover,” Fannie reported.Fannie is also optimistic—if guardedly so—that the spring and summer buying seasons will bring modest gains in the housing market. The agency’s tempered optimism is a slight backpedalling from its beginning-of-the-year predictions that spring itself would usher in a steady rebound in housing.Standing in the way, however, is the impending rise in mortgage rates, which are expected to end the year above 5 percent, and tightening lending regulations that, while designed to keep Americans from overspending, make it tough for many banks to write mortgages.On the plus side, Fannie found that pending home sales, which record contract signings on existing-home sales and typically lead closings by one to two months, broke a streak of eight consecutive monthly declines in March by rising 3.4 percent. This was their highest level since November. And purchase mortgage applications continued to trend up modestly from the nearly two-decade low they hit in February, but were still down more than 20 percent from the previous April.A main constraint for potential homebuyers remains banks’ willingness to lend. The Federal Reserve Board Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey, released quarterly, has shown continued tightening in subprime and nontraditional mortgages. However, Fannie believes recovery hinges on people more than regulations. “Given the current regulatory landscape, we believe rising employment and income are more likely to bolster housing demand rather than easing credit conditions,” Fannie reported. Previous: Home Inventory Down In April Next: California’s April Home Sales Jump 20 Percent from March The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Man arrested over Paul McCauley murder released unconditionally

first_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested over Paul McCauley murder released unconditionally Homepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Facebook A 26 year old man who was arrested in Coleraine yesterday by detectives from Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Paul McCauley in 2006 has been released unconditionally.Paul McCauley was beaten and left in a vegetative state in the summer of 2006 after a barbeque in the Waterside area of the city.He died last June. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleLYIT in Higher Education Football and Hurling drawsNext articleCivic Reception a proud moment for Jason Quigley admin Twitter By admin – December 9, 2015 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

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Gardai warn no park and ride facilities available during Irish Open

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – July 3, 2018 WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter Previous articleTwin Towns residents concerned over on-going traffic delaysNext articleSligo Stages Rally postponed due to Exceptional Weather – Connacht Motor Club News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+center_img AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Gardai warn no park and ride facilities available during Irish Open Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Gardai have issued a further warning over traffic arrangements ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Ballyliffin. Complimentary Shuttle Services are available for residents and for visitors staying in accommodation in Carndonagh, Buncrana and Clonmany.However, there is no park and ride facilities in these towns as all motorists travelling to the Irish Open are being asked to drive to Ballyliffin Golf Club where ample free parking is available.People are being warned that their cars will be clamped and towed if found to be parked illegally.Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Paul Wallace:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/walfbcbcvblace1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

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Florida deputy dragged twice by suspect during traffic stop, video shows

first_imgiStock(APOPKA, Fla.) — A Florida deputy was dragged twice by a suspect during a routine traffic stop, police video shows.The Seminole County Sheriff’s deputy had pulled over the suspect, Apopka resident Rocky Rudolph Jr., 38, on County Road 46-A near Interstate 4 over his tinted windows Saturday morning, Sheriff Dennis Lemma told reporters during a press conference.The two were engaging in a routine traffic stop, having a “normal” conversation, Lemma said.It quickly escalated, however, after the deputy smelled marijuana and asked Rudolph to turn the car off.That’s when he allegedly became “combative” — at one point “yelling and screaming” — before he put the car in drive with the deputy attached to the window, Lemma said.After the deputy was dragged at least 20 feet, he then pulled his firearm out and ordered Rudolph to raise his hands and turn the car off, Lemma said.Rudolph then drove forward again, and the deputy fired his gun into the car, hitting Rudolph in the leg, Lemma said. The deputy was thrown from the vehicle just before it drove onto the highway.The incident was captured both on the deputy’s body camera and his vehicle’s dashboard camera.Rudolph fled on foot after losing control of the car, Lemma said. Investigators spent about eight hours looking for him before they located him in a car in the Longwood community, Lemma said.He was then taken to the hospital and treated for the wound on his leg. The officer was treated at a local hospital and released.Rudolph has been charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, according to the sheriff’s office.Rudolph has a history of fleeing from law enforcement and has been charged with 32 felonies in the past several years, ABC Orlando affiliate WFTV reported.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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HR welcomes unions that argue their case

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Personnel Today’s columnist Stephen Overell was right about one thing whenhe forecast the demise of partnership between employers and unions in hisrecent article – every newly-elected union leader has run on a ticket ofslagging off partnership. It forms part of the campaign to appeal to theactivist rump that decides the election of general secretaries. Of course, the RMT and Unison are not sold on the idea of partnershipco-operation, and there have always been mixed feelings on the issue within theT&G. However, I see no evidence to support Overell’s assertion in his piece‘End of marriage made in hell?’ (Off Message, 24 June) that HR managers havealways been sceptical about partnership. I have always found that personnel professionals welcome unions that arguetheir case strongly and focus on big issues such as restructuring, skilllevels, redundancy management or the impact of new products and services. As we look ahead to implementation of the Information and ConsultationDirective – which will become law for larger companies in 2005 – I wouldchallenge any of the critics of partnership to show how it differs from theEuropean model of social dialogue. Two models of the workplace exist that are vying for supremacy. The first isthe North American model of limited intervention, maximum flexibility, anddevil take the hindmost. At the moment, it is this model which is in theascendancy. The other is the European model based on social cohesion, protection for thevulnerable and taking the ‘high road’ of skill and development as a route toprosperity. This particular model is under a great deal of pressure and we have perhaps10 years to redress the balance. Vital to this project is the need to provesocial dialogue and union engagement delivers success for the economy and thepeople working in it. The union movement needs leaders who have the foresight to see where thereal battle lies. They need to have the courage to tell those members who arespoiling for a scrap that disengagement is not an option. As yet, there is no sign that any of this is understood. A vocabulary ofsecondary picketing, co-ordinated action, single channel and freeloaders soundssuitably macho, but offers little to those grappling with the restructuring ofthe global economy, job transfers to China or India, or pension meltdown. A retrenchment to the mantras of class struggle will send a frisson ofexcitement through some commentators. It will also serve to marginalise unionsat a time when they need greater engagement, not less. By William Coupar, Director, IPA Previous Article Next Article HR welcomes unions that argue their caseOn 22 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Why wellbeing in the workplace must start from day one

first_imgWhy wellbeing in the workplace must start from day oneOn 6 Jul 2018 in Return to work and rehabilitation, Sickness absence management, Occupational Health, Wellbeing and health promotion, Personnel Today No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Previous Article Next Article I For a sustainable and meaningful approach to employee wellbeing, employers need to start from day one of employment with an integrated occupational health and wellbeing strategy, says Carl Laidler.“Wellbeing” is a word often bandied around organisations by HR professionals and senior management. It is done with the best intentions: finding ways to focus on employee health and happiness and, in turn, improve engagement and productivity.However, whilst the legislative occupational health requirements are arguably an easier box to tick, many organisations struggle to establish and maintain a meaningful wellbeing programme that is truly effective and consistently managed.Author detailsCarl Laidler is director of screening programmes at Health ShieldResearch by Health Shield has shown that nearly nine out of 10 employers feel that absence negatively affects their business – yet only four out of 10 have a formal wellbeing strategy in place.Alongside this lack of an internal wellbeing framework, it is also often the case that many companies, particularly smaller ones, don’t know where to turn for external advice.The Government did its best to change this with the launch of its Fit For Work referral service in 2014. In its three years of operation, however, the service was hugely under-utilised and the announcement of its closure last December did not come as a surprise to many.The problem is that Fit for Work was designed as a reactive, as opposed to a proactive and preventative, service. Employees went off sick for four weeks or more, then the service – and only then – kicked in. Even assuming employers and GPs thought to use it.Preventative wellbeing, on the other hand, requires a longer-term strategic approach.Wellbeing in the workplace should begin from day one of an individual’s employment, not once a health issue has been established or upon reaching a certain level of seniority.The wellbeing needs of every individual should be treated on a level playing field in order to instil a culture that prioritises the wellbeing needs of the entire workforce, not just the privileged few.Of course, cost is a major factor in deterring companies from adopting such an approach. More affordable workplace screening initiatives are already available, as are schemes such as health cash plans, which provide an affordable way for companies to offer preventative benefits and services. Such plans provide cashback for everyday health requirements including dental and optical bills, physiotherapy, podiatry and, increasingly, a range of services such as virtual GPs and health screenings.However, before even thinking about such solutions, companies first need to identify the needs of employees. Here, therefore, are three simple steps to follow that should, in my opinion, form the bedrock of every corporate wellbeing strategy:1. Pre-commencement/new starter health questionnaireFirst and foremost, make use of online occupational health questionnaires. There is a range available, tailored to need and stage in the employment journey. By doing so, employers ensure that the wellbeing journey starts even before the employee steps foot in the building.In other words, employee health and wellbeing needs are identified from the outset, making those needs easier to assess and manage in the future. The employee feels valued regardless of rank, increasing engagement from the outset, and relevant preventative measures may be put in place or existing health issues assessed and managed from day one.Next, follow-up with an annual health screening for all employees. These can now start from as little as £35 per employee and are recommended as best practice for any company seeking to maintain the health and wellbeing of employees in the long-term, which of course should be the ultimate goal.In conducting health screens we find that only around one in three people has a good level of exercise. Repeated annually, measurable outcomes can be achieved.Employers should ideally offer screenings within working hours, to ensure accessibility for the full workforce, allowing earlier detection of health issues and enabling preventative measures or treatment to be actioned by a GP as soon as possible.2. Occupational health risk surveillance assessmentsFace-to-face occupational health risk surveillance assessments should be carried out, where legislation dictates and in line with those jobs that require a “Fit for Work” certificate – fork-lift truck drivers, to give just one of many examples.These assessments look at many aspects – including things such as eyesight, hearing and musculoskeletal conditions – and they are designed to assess personal risk and ensure others won’t be put at risk.3. Occupational health management referralsFew companies are lucky enough to have an in-house occupational health professional. But help can be at hand in the shape of free support and referral helplines.Employers and employees may call the dedicated line for advice, support and, if necessary, a referral from an occupational health professional to a relevant wellbeing service – whether that be cognitive behavioural therapy, mental health awareness training for line managers or everyday health services.Some providers now offer all of these services at very affordable rates, meaning that a whole workforce wellbeing approach is achievable.And with the Government reportedly musing over whether companies should report on wellbeing in their annual report and accounts (indeed, some larger companies are already taking the lead and doing so) now is the time to take a sustained and strategic approach. Cost should never be a barrier.Reference“Exploring wellbeing needs in the workplace”, Health Shield, March 2017, https://www.healthshield.co.uk/news/ Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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