Business in the Community

56% of UK Business Owners Ignore Staff With Mental Health Concerns

56% of UK Business Owners Ignore Staff With Mental Health Concerns

56% of UK business owners ignore staff when they confide in them with mental health concerns, according to a report by Business in the Community. The Mental Health at Work Report 2016 revealed that just 7% of all employees are offered some form of help with their workload when feeling down, with just 4% allowed to work at home. Worryingly, 5% of all workers who voiced concerns about their mental wellbeing were either sacked or forced out – suggesting business owners are not dealing with the matter appropriately. 77% of the UK workforce have experienced some form of mental health issue in their career, while 29% have actually been officially diagnosed. Just last August, it was revealed that business owners place more emphasis on the physical rather than the mental wellbeing of staff, and th... »

Socially Responsible SMEs to enter BITC Awards

Small businesses that can demonstrate outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) are being called on to enter Business in the Community’s (BITC) 2010 Awards for Excellence. Small firms can enter any of the 15 main award categories. There is also a specific category for firms with less than 250 employees — the Small Company of the Year Award. Categories include the Talent Award, the Healthy Workplace Award, the Bank of America Climate Change Award and the Active Communities Award. Businesses that can prove their CSR programme has had a positive impact will receive a Big Tick, a nationally recognised logo which they can use on their websites, marketing materials and letterheads. Between three and five businesses in each category will then be shortlisted for the overall awa... »