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Employee ill health: the cost to the British economy

Ill health has been estimated to cost the British economy approximately £77.5bn per year. UK employers can expect to pay an average of £500 per employee per year in sickness absence alone – writes Anthony Thompson, Lecturer in Business and Occupational Psychology at Coventry University in an article first published by InsiderMedia In 2016 the ONS suggested…

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Developing evidence-based practice in organisations

Gail Steptoe-Warren, Associate Head, Enterprise and Commercial, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, says we have all heard the term evidence-based practice floating around the board room, with it now becoming a buzz word within organisations, but what is evidence-based practice and how can organisations implement it? At a basic level evidence-based practice is ensuring what we…

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Developing evidence-based practice in organisations

By Gail Steptoe-Warren, Associate Head, Enterprise and Commercial, Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University We have all heard the term evidence-based practice floating around the board room, with it now becoming a buzz word within organisations, but what is evidence-based practice and how can organisations implement it? At a basic level evidence-based practice is ensuring…

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Coventry is part of Hidden Revolution

Community interest companies, cooperatives and community businesses… These are just some of the forms used to describe social enterprises who are all are joined by a common bond – that of doing business for a good cause. Social enterprises exist in nearly every sector from consumer goods to healthcare, community energy to creative agencies, restaurants…

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Managing Agile Workers: The Impact on Wellbeing and Productivity

by Dr Christine Grant, Associate Head of School, Recruitment & Marketing & Principal Lecturer, School of Psychological, Social & Behavioural Sciences. The move towards ‘agile working’ is being adopted by many organisations in response to the speed of change and the need to provide flexibility for employees but also to retain staff and increase productivity.   We know…

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How partnering with a university can boost your business

Helen Lau, knowledge exchange manager at Coventry University, discusses how entering into a Knowledge Transfer Partnership can open up new doors for your business in the latest in our series of Business Matters articles for Insider Media. Coventry University is making huge strides in our work to support business growth by spreading the knowledge of our…

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Solving the Digital Skills Gap

By Richard Brooks, Programme Manager at Coventry University talks about the Institute of Coding and how it aims to tackle to UK’s digital skills gap in an article for the National Centre for Universities and Business. The announcement by Theresa May of the new national Institute of Coding in January 2018 represents a quietly significant moment in…