SBB19 – Dealing with sensitive issues: alcohol in the workplace

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This short video looks at how to address the sensitive issue of alcohol misuse in the workplace.

Alcohol misuse at work can be a particularly tricky subject to broach. However, its potential negative impact on productivity and workplace relations mean that it’s important to address it – not just for the sake of the health of your employees, but the overall health of your business.

Combining drama and role-play with analysis of the legal implications for employers, workplace mediator and psychotherapist Barry Winbolt looks at the challenges of addressing problematic drinking habits in the workplace and demonstrates techniques for addressing the issue sensitively and effectively.

This video briefing will give a better understanding of:

    • why alcohol misuse can cause problems in the workplace
    • when it’s time to intervene
    • how to broach the subject and address it effectively
    • legal considerations for employers when drawing up alcohol
    • policies and dealing with problematic drinking


  • Duration:
  • 09:35
  • Genre:
  • Video briefing
  • Producer:
  • Skill Boosters

Video formats (subject to availability):

  • High Definition (mp4, 1280x720)
  • Standard Definition (mp4, 640x360)
  • Mobile (mp4, 480x270)

Featured experts:

Barry WinboltPetra Venton