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  • 28/11/2011 - Two-thirds of London employees will let alcohol affect their work this Christmas
    More than two thirds of London professionals admit will come into work with a hangover during this year’s Christmas party season according to new research by LondonlovesBusiness. The research, which polled 500 middle managers, shows Londoners intend to hit it hard this season with nearly two fifths (39%) admitting their boozing might impact on how well they do their job. Further compounding London's status as a boozy capital, nearly a fifth (17%) of professionals say they will be suffering the after effects of alcohol on at least three days of their working week. More than three quarters (82%) of the female managers polled say their company drinks socially. More than a third 35% of all respondents reveal their firm either has a 'strong drinking culture' or that they 'often drink together'. When questioned on how often they get drunk with their colleagues, nearly a tenth (9%) of women admit to doing so at least once a week or more. However, almost a third (30%) of respondents say they only get drunk at special occasions such as Christmas parties. Sophie Hobson, editor of LondonlovesBusiness, said: "It's no secret that stressed-at-work professionals turn to alcohol to help relieve their stress, but I did not think the numbers of those boozing frequently would be so high. "The research clearly indicates that there will be an awful lot of fuzzy headed professionals over the Christmas party season, and business leaders should not expect to see their best performances."
  • 18/11/2011 - Peer pressure forces employees to take drugs at work
    More than one in 10 professionals working in London admits to taking illegal drugs whilst at work, and more than a quarter (29%) have witnessed their colleagues taking them too according to new research by londonlovesbusiness.
  • 26/10/2011 - UK longer drinking hours ‘drive up workplace absence’
    Extended drinking hours in England and Wales have led to more than 660,000 extra days of absence from work every year, research has claimed. Economists at Lancaster University Management School used the government’s UK Labour Force Survey to compare work absence rates from before and after the 2005 licensing act changes. They found that absence rates rose by 1 per cent after more pubs and bars could legally stay open past 11pm. For a workforce of 25 million people a 1 per cent rise in sick leave equals an estimated 5,349,617 hours or 667,702 sick days in total across all workers in England and Wales. Researchers Colin Green and Maria Navarro also noted that the trend for increased absence is especially pronounced among women, possibly because female drinking has increased markedly in the UK within the last decades. Green and Navarro also examined absence data from neighbouring areas of the UK, Scotland and Northern Ireland, where longer opening hours were not brought in. Here they found “no significant changes in levels of absence”. They also looked at regions where the most extended licences were granted, which revealed a higher related rate of absence than other regions. The introduction of the policy in England and Wales is also believed to have increased the probability that people who drink regularly will suffer health problems (based on the British Household Panel Survey). The researchers concluded that an increase of 1.5 per cent in health problems among the working age population equates to an extra 501,000 people reporting ill health following the policy change. Again, the increase in reporting health problems is greater among women. In addition, the researchers examined similarly recent legislation in Spain where drinking hours were reduced from 6am closing to 2.30am to 3.30am. By studying the Spanish equivalent of the Labour Force Survey, researchers found symmetrical results for Spain and the UK. With decreased bar opening hours, Spanish workforce absence dropped, while in the UK sickness rose with the increase in drinking hours. Green told PM: “If you believe that you can extrapolate the Spanish findings to England and Wales, then the absence rates could come back down if the drinking hours were reduced.”
  • 11/10/2011 - Készül az új Nemzeti Drogstratégia
    Lezárult az új nemzeti drogstratégia társadalmi és szakmai vitája. A Tervezet végleges szövege várhatóan október elejére készült el.
  • 03/10/2011 - Welsh consultancy provides answers to dealing with employees on drink and drugs
    A WELSH workplace health consultancy has led the development of new Europe-wide guidelines to help managers deal with employees under the influence of drink or drugs. The Leonardo Foundation, part of the EC’s Lifelong Learning Programme, commissioned a project called Mepmis – Maximising Employee Potential by Minimising the Impact of Substances – to provide managers with the knowledge and confidence to take appropriate action.

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