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Workplace happiness – Health & Wellbeing – Why we all need to be a bit more flexible

For many decades, workplace mental health has quite literally been shrouded in secrecy, hidden away from teams, and the corporate objectives that follow them. Thankfully things have slowly started to shift as HR leaders have been brave enough to firstly open the debate, and secondly put real action into solving this important issue. After all, this doesn’t just affect our performance at work, but the wider lives of our families too. But as we enter a new more open way of dealing with health and wellbeing in the workplace, it’s worth asking whether the industry is doing enough for groups who may still be vastly under- represented.

Article by 28 November 2019


Poor mental health: understanding the warning signs

With the cost of poor mental health in the workplace ranging between £33-42bn each year, businesses need to get better at spotting the indicators and supporting the mental wellbeing concerns of their teams. Employers can then be in a position to decide if they deem it necessary to signpost staff to support.

Article by 26 November 2019


What Distinguishes Outstanding Employers from Good Employers?
(Inculcating an Invigorating Employee Experience within Total Rewards)

The dreaded prospect of becoming irrelevant and marginalized in the Digital Age is increasingly incentivising organizations to look for ways to attract and retain desired talent who can sustain and enhance their competitiveness with a synergistic infusion of technology. However, gone are the days when professionals depended upon the paternalistic instincts of their employers to provide them with a viable career path embellished by a progressive and fair remuneration. The capable professional of today is more informed, incisively skilled and comes with a baggage of knowledge that enables leveraged negotiating targeted to achieve maximum gains within a mutually agreed frame of reference.

Article by 22 November 2019


Talent Management – David vs Goliath

Difficult economic times, skills shortages, stiffer competition and an aging workforce is beginning to change the world of recruitment. The talent pool is shrinking, forcing companies to compete more aggressively for those key people who can push a organisation forward. It is now much harder to find and retain those individuals who have the potential to bring success. This is especially true for Small to Mid-Sized enterprises who employ less than 250 people.

Article by 14 November 2019


Coaching and Well Being: Just a bit Woolly?

These the sort of comments that people leave coaching sessions with. An immediate feel good factor, clearing of the way forward and internal resourcefulness to get going on what needs to be done. While we might all think that it’s a good thing to feel clearer headed and bouncy at work and have a gut feeling that this makes us more motivated and effective, it may not be enough to convince hard-pressed finance directors of the longer-term value of investment in coaching across the organisation.

Article by 7 November 2019


Happiness – How to create a happy workforce

Wellbeing at work is very much the hot topic, largely due to the rising mental illness statistics and increased number of public figures opening up about their personal experiences. To kick things off I want to take a look at the definition of wellbeing. This is very much a personal perception but is generally defined as a persons health and happiness. We know that health is generally measurable, for example I could take your heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol profile and various other biological measures and provide you with a cardiovascular risk score. Health is measurable!

Article by 6 November 2019


Employee benefits – a crucial aspect of an employer’s brand?

Branding is equally important when it comes to talent attraction and retention. With employment levels at an all-time high,[1] companies across industries are increasingly looking to attract a smaller pool of talent and the job market has become very competitive as a result. Therefore, building a strong employer brand, i.e. what an employer is known and valued for by their employees, is crucial to aid employee attraction and retention.

Article by 5 November 2019