Global Health and Wellness

As companies look further afield to promote growth and operational capability, each day's media headlines – whether on air pollution in China or the latest disease epidemic or superbug – present employers based in affected areas and those managing international assignments with fresh health and wellness challenges. Read more

No organisation today can afford to neglect its duty of care. To reduce health risks to individuals, and business and reputational risks to their employers, planning, preparation and up-to-date information are vital. Health and safety awareness should be included in international assignment preparation and intercultural training. Ensuring that international assignees, particularly those based in remote locations, are always connected is also key. This has been made easier by the advance of travel-tracking technology solutions, apps, and social media.

With contributions from experts, this section provides HR, global mobility professionals and relocating employees with the news, articles, and advice they need to keep up with the latest developments in health and wellness and stay abreast of medical and health alerts and advice, international private medical insurance (IPMI), wellness at work, family health and security management, and health-related technology. It also features insights from the latest global mobility surveys.

For detailed coverage of other specific global mobility topics, See also our International Assignments, Business Travel, Human Resources, Talent Management, Technology, Mobility Industry, Culture & Language, For Expatriates, and Partner & Family Support sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide international assignment, relocation and health-related services, see our Directory. Stay informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications.

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Latest Health Features

Image of EU and UK and a person standing with a foot on each

A Post-Brexit Checklist for Expats

For a long time now, travelling between Europe and the UK has been relatively pain-free. With Brexit on the horizon though, it’s time to start thinking about the various extra considerations that it may cause before travelling.

Wellness at work

Bringing your whole self to work Baraness Tanni grey-thompson

Bringing your whole self to work: why inclusion and authenticity are key to success

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of the UK’s most successful Paralympians. Trading the athletics track for the benches of the House of Lords, she reflected on the hard yards behind her success at the 2019 CIPD annual conference and exhibition.

Mental Health

Woman at desk with head in her hands, illustrating an article about welllness

Employers: working women are stressed and looking for wellness support

A recent Cigna survey reveals that working women feel more stressed than men and want gender-specific wellness programmes. How can employers make health more than just a box-ticking exercise?
Mental Health at Work Commitment

The Mental Health at Work Commitment

UK businesses and organisations, mental health charities and NGOs urge employers of all sizes to join the movement and improve standards of mental health care among the workforce at a national scale.
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Managers, how comfortable are you with discussing your employees’ mental health?

How can managers initiate conversations about mental health with employees and create a positive culture around mental wellbeing in the workplace?

Medical and Health Alerts

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.

Travellers urged to reconsider visits to China following Coronavirus outbreak

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.
Taipei at night

Asia tops 'Best Expat Cities' rankings

For the second year running, Taipei has emerged as the favourite city in the world among expatriates with traditional destinations such as New York, Paris, Rome and San Francisco among the bottom ten in the rankings.
Employers are being urged to better support both staff living with dementia and those who have caring responsibilities.

Alzheimer’s is a working-age issue

Employers are being urged to better support both staff living with dementia and those who have caring responsibilities.

Views and Trends

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.

Travellers urged to reconsider visits to China following Coronavirus outbreak

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.
Predicted ageing population will impact UK businesses

Predicted population boom will impact UK businesses

Companies in the UK need to prepare for the implications of an increasingly ageing population, with employees working for longer and caring for elderly relatives.
Migrants to be main drivers of UK population growth

Migrants to be main drivers of UK population growth

The population of the UK is projected to increase by three million to almost 70 million over the coming decade, driven principally by increased immigration.

Family Health

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.

Travellers urged to reconsider visits to China following Coronavirus outbreak

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.
Predicted ageing population will impact UK businesses

Predicted population boom will impact UK businesses

Companies in the UK need to prepare for the implications of an increasingly ageing population, with employees working for longer and caring for elderly relatives.
Employers are being urged to better support both staff living with dementia and those who have caring responsibilities.

Alzheimer’s is a working-age issue

Employers are being urged to better support both staff living with dementia and those who have caring responsibilities.
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