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Health 25-04-2016

EU decision-makers have done far too little on safety in the workplace

The challenges facing Europe today, to tackle climate change and to create new sustainable jobs, give us an opportunity to also improve people’s working lives and health, argues Rudy De Leeuw on the International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD).
Health 08-07-2013

How to attract and keep talent with multiple sclerosis in the workplace

Competitiveness is high on the EU agenda, and so is attracting and keeping talent. Employers and policy-makers should do more to get more creative in tapping into Europe’s potential. Like so often, part of the solution is at our doorstep, argues Shana Pezaro.

Inflexible working environment causes sickness absence

Gun Johansson, a postgraduate at the Swedish Medical University Karolinska Institute, introduces the illness flexibility model to clarify the causes of sickness absence at work. The model assumes that sickness absence is caused by people’s ability and motivation to work. The study shows that the less adaptable a working place is, the higher the rate of sick leave.

Technology and work – the 21st century and its challenges

Technology and work – the 21st century and its challenges The internet is a driving force of transformation in society. In sectors using information and communications technology (ICT) as platform for innovation, the meaning of the term “work” is undergoing...