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Abu Md. Abdullah
   

INTERNATIONAL – BANGLADESH
What’s going on in HR

Due to the advantage of lower prices, improved quality triggered by healthy competition, more choices at the hands of consumers, less corruption due to the pressure of survival followed by less red tape, and quicker delivery, the Government of Bangladesh encourages privatization with a view to developing and strengthening the economy of the country by bringing more opportunities for income for its people.

Article by 27 December 2018

Louisa Weinstein
   

Pre-empting the Health and Safety risk of everyday conflict at work

Although the holiday period is, for many, a joyful and deeply fulfilling time of year, we know that for many, it can be an extremely challenging and even lonely time.  As the holiday period approaches, staff most keenly affected by conflict are generally those working in client facing roles.  Some will regularly be working with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Equally they might just be under extreme pressure either personal or professional to “get things done” or “meet targets” before Christmas.  This presents dangers not only to the physical safety in the event of often erratic behaviour but also to the mental health of front-line staff. 

Article by 18 December 2018

   

Poor Manager or Untrained?

I’m sure like me you have been asked “who’s the best manager you’ve ever had?” and “what made them so good?” Managers can be empowering, encouraging, supportive and inspiring or ……. not!  In my experience as a Wellbeing professional, darting ... View Article

Article by 11 December 2018

Chris Furnell
   

Fewer grand gestures – wellbeing

“I would start by clarifying, for me, what fewer grand gestures means and am I comparing this against something? That said, I fully support making incremental, gradual shifts is more likely to result in sticking power, but the key is whatever the change, large or small, the resulting self-care should not be a stressor otherwise it defeats the object i.e. I have stopped meditating as I found it a chore”

Article by 27 November 2018

Paul Avis
   

Brexit, Borders, and Group Insurance

Much has been made of borders in the speculation around Brexit. While focus has been on the Irish border, there is a generalised desire to limit the imposition of so-called “hard” borders after the UK leaves the European Union. These discussions focus on trade barriers, and what remains very much in the air is how people movement will be affected. While limiting free movement is in essence a political problem, it does have very practical repercussions.

Article by 15 November 2018

Abu Md. Abdullah
   

Grouping in the workplace – The multifarious side effects

What makes them come to the office and enjoy this life? What makes them stay happy for years in their work life? Yes, the primary reasons could be the need to make a livelihood and independence. But that’s not all. A bond or closeness is like a feeling of comfort, of being attached to a group of colleagues all sharing the same thoughts which is also a key that keeps people active, which keep employees happy and rooted to their organisations. Now, does this bond lead only to the happy vibe for employees? Does it have any negative effects? Let’s find out:

Article by 13 November 2018

John Varney
   

Through a glass darkly

We all have the challenge of matching what we know (in our heads) with the reality of the world (outside our heads).  We begin to tackle this task as soon as we are born and it should never stop. We get to an approximation that is generally borne out by colleagues and media. Unfortunately gaps can open up and we can struggle to maintain our touch. For instance, a senior police officer was surprised to realise that the attitude of the commissioner showed up in the behaviour of front line officers. Similarly, managers often struggle to see that the quality of their thinking is reflected in the quality of their organisation’s service delivery.

Article by 8 November 2018

Chris Furnell
   

We’re serious: the end of dating

“We’re serious: this is the end of dating” As I sat calculating my route on the London Underground, an advert caught my eye. eHarmony were making a statement more of us need to consider. And I’m serious. Imagine it really was the end? What would eHarmony become? With this context in mind, I’ll pose a question. It’s a sensitive one, particularly in an age where few people seem to know what’s next, but stick with me for a few minutes:

Article by 6 November 2018