25 August 2020

WDP contributes to CIPD research

We are proud to be a part of the latest published research and guide from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, Managing Drug and Alcohol Misuse at Work.

The report has an accompanying practical guide for employers and line managers on how best to manage drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace and how to proactively support their staff.

As WDP specialises in helping people with drug and alcohol problems, our in-house Innovation and Research Unit was uniquely positioned to review and contribute to this guide.

Yasmin Batliwala, Chair of WDP, said: “We are pleased to have taken part in this timely work published by the CIPD. As highlighted by their report, it is important for organisations to have a proactive and preventative approach to managing drug and alcohol misuse within their teams. This is especially vital during these challenging times, as this research indicates that alcohol consumption among workers has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Read the report here

Read the guide here