It’s important to practice what you preach. And given that we advise clients on mental health and wellbeing initiatives, it ... View Article
Article by 20 June 2019
In recent years, many offices have transformed from drab, old-fashioned, cubicle-style layouts to modern, open-plan hubs which foster collaboration. In fact, according to Deloitte, office refurbishments outnumber new builds by more than two to one.
Article by 4 June 2019
The construction industry is an almost perfect example of the difference by which society, as a whole, perceives and treats ... View Article
Article by 14 May 2019
What if this was coping strategy for managing stress or anxiety? Would it then become acceptable? Fifty years ago if you saw someone running down the street you’d likely think “what have they nicked or who are they chasing?” Today when we see someone running down the street we know it's someone investing in their physical fitness. So, 50 years form now, will taking a minute to practice mindfulness in work become acceptable? I really hope so!
Article by 9 April 2019
Each year brings in a fresh round of youthful talent to the workplace and employers need to be mindful of ... View Article
Article by 21 March 2019
Last year, Ambius research revealed that on average British workers spend more time per a day at their desk or workstation (6.8 hours) than they do in bed (6.4 hours). These figures reinforce the importance of making sure offices are happy, agile and comfortable places to work.
Article by 19 February 2019
There is a new kid on the block, going by the name of Gen Z, and employers are scrambling to try and attract the latest tranche of talent to their workplace. Born between 1994 and 2005, Gen Z is another generational grouping for businesses to get to grips with, by asking: what motivates them? What are they looking for in an employer? Will they clash with, or complement, other generations in the workplace?
Article by 8 January 2019
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
Employees are becoming increasingly aware that some employers go that extra mile to build in added-value services such as mental health support, within their employer-sponsored insurance policies (including Group Income Protection, Group Critical Illness and Group Life Assurance). There is clear evidence to show that early intervention, particularly for mental health conditions is crucial, so employers who do not currently offer this type of support should be asking themselves ‘why not?’
Article by 18 October 2018