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The role of mindfulness in boosting productivity

In an era where work never seems to stop, the quest for productivity often leaves us gasping for a "breathing space." But what if this breathing space is not a luxury but a necessity for enhanced productivity?

Article by: Donna McGeorge - Author | Published: 7 September 2023

Work life lessons you can learn from Barbie and Ken

When Barbie hit the cinema, it sparked collective joy for fans, but on a deeper level the film exposes and challenges the role that work plays in our lives and offers some important lessons around how you can boost your happiness at work.

Article by: Liz Villani - Be Yourself At Work | Published: 25 August 2023

Protecting employees and company data in a remote-work world

Remote and hybrid work is here to stay. But employees working away from the office are more vulnerable to data breaches.Through a mix of compassionate policymaking and computer hardware, which can be remotely and securely administered, employees can enjoy the benefits of remote work without causing a security risk.

Article by: John Michael, CEO - iStorage | Published: 22 August 2023

Why sustainable success is an inner game

When success is approached as an inner game, it is no longer about the destination, but the journey of self-awareness and growth that shapes us along the way. By looking inwardly and embracing our authentic selves, we create a life of purpose, fulfillment, and sustained achievement that enables us to leave a meaningful and lasting legacy that transcends success defined by external measures.

Article by: Ella Zhang - Organisational Development Specialist | Published: 2 August 2023

How to help employees make greener choices

A recent survey found that only 17% of workers feel that their office is ‘very or completely green’, with a quarter highlighting a lack of encouragement as a reason why they, and their colleagues, were not greener in the office. 

Article by: Sonal Jain - Workspace | Published: 28 July 2023

Global study reveals the 10 best life-work balance nations

Life-work balance has changed the working world, and you might be surprised at which nations are offering people the best deal. Global employment experts Remote conducted a global index data study to determine the best nation in the world for life-work balance.

Article by: James Dillon - Remote | Published: 15 July 2023

The reality of unhealthy eating habits

For UK students, it's an important time to reflect on the impact of stress on their lives. With academic pressure, social pressures, and the uncertainty of the pandemic, it's more crucial than ever to prioritise holistic wellness. Stress is a normal part of life, but when it becomes chronic or overwhelming, it can have serious consequences on physical and mental health. According to a study by student housing brand and operator - Yugo - over a third (39%) of time-poor and stressed students admitted to relying on fast food, while 29% turned to unhealthy snacks and fizzy drinks to fuel their day. However, despite recognising fast food as a hinderance to their ability to focus, students still reach for these unhealthy options when under stress.

Article by: Mya Mills - Yugo | Published: 4 July 2023

What are the long-term implications of remote work?

Remote work has created long-term implications for HR professionals and their organizations. To succeed in a remote work environment, HR leaders must focus on maintaining employee engagement and productivity, managing performance, attracting and retaining top talent, and building a strong company culture. By addressing these challenges, organizations can leverage remote work to create a more flexible and resilient workforce.

Article by: Maryna Stiahailo - Akkerman | Published: 10 May 2023

How to navigate through ongoing economic headwinds?

While we may be facing a cost-of-living crisis right now, it’s important to make long-term changes, not simply pay lip service. We’ve already seen the benefits of long-term remote working post-COVID. We’re going to keep our staff motivated with these gestures, and this starts from the moment they’re hired.

Article by: Sharon McDermott, co-founder and managing director - Trenches Law | Published: 30 April 2023

Reconnecting staff in the physical world

Staff are still reluctant to be in the office together? But why, and how can this be changed?

Article by: Lawrence Mohiuddine, CEO, EMEA - Unispace | Published: 23 April 2023