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Employee Wellbeing

How to boost engagement with a workplace wellbeing programme

By | Employee Engagement, Employee Wellbeing

It’s a fact that a happy and healthy workforce is good for business. That’s because looking after both the mental and physical wellbeing of your employees offers a host of benefits, such as: Lower absentee levels – more people at their desks, more often, means more work gets done Better performance at work – happy employees are more enthusiastic and efficient, boosting your productivity More effective recruitment – a working culture that nurtures and protects employees makes your organisation attractive to the best talent in your sector So, investing in the happiness and wellbeing of your employees not only helps…

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Mindfulness at Work – 7 Ways to Develop a Mindfulness Approach to the Workplace

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Mindfulness, a real improver of mental health and wellbeing or just a load of hype? Awareness of mental health and wellbeing couldn’t be more prevalent on the social agenda, what with Prince Harry, and, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge heading up MIND campaigns and other big celebs opening up about their mental health. But what is Mindfulness, and how does it actually help with stress, depression and other mental health issues? Mindfulness, probably the biggest thing to happen to Mental Health and Wellbeing is becoming more than just a fad, with the NHS championing the benefits of mindfulness practices….

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How to Keep Staff Motivated and Cool During a Heatwave – Our Top 5 Tips

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Summer is finally here, the sun is out, the nights are long and everyone is happier – right? Well not everyone, especially employees battling long commutes on overcrowded stuffy trains and sitting in warm offices 9-5 dreaming of the weekend and it’s only Monday. So how can you keep staff motivated and cool during a heatwave without giving them the summer off? 1) Be flexible If your office is based in the city centre and your staff need to navigate public transport during busy periods, consider operating a flexible work arrangement to allow staff to start early (or late) to…

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How to approach embarrassing personal issues with employees

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If there’s one HR issue that strikes fear into the hearts of managers the world over, it’s dealing with embarrassing employee personal issues. Considered by many to be far more challenging than a disciplinary, tackling staff problems that are highly personal is an unsavoury task that is laden with opportunities to make things worse. There are few HR meetings that call on the same mix of compassion, authority and tactility, which is why so many managers – experienced or otherwise – end up making costly errors. Personal issues are as wide as they are complex, with the most common including:…

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How to tell if an employee is skiving rather than thriving

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As a manager or HR representative, you might think it is obvious which employee is skiving and which is thriving, simply by looking at their performance reviews and results, but this is not the case. The best skivers know how to look busy, do just enough work and take as little responsibility as possible in ways so that they always appear to be a thriving employee. Though this might seem fine as they are getting the work done, it is not conducive to running a successful business, what you need to make your company work are thriving employees who are…

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