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 31st March 2020

Top Tips for Working from Home Productively

Following recent government guideline, we are all asked to work from home whenever possible. For many people though, the phenomenon of working away from the office may be new, and working away from colleagues, resources, and office routines may take some getting used to. 

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 30th March 2020

Supporting employees through Covid-19: advice for employers and managers

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement this week, the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has meant that many businesses have now put measures in place to allow staff to continue working at home. But with this, individuals’ health and wellbeing should be at the heart of these challenging times.

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 2nd March 2020

When women thrive, businesses thrive

While the corporate world has made progress in advancing women’s careers in leadership positions, there is still a long way to go in achieving true gender equality in the workplace. By investing in the skills and talents of an organisation’s entire community, regardless of gender, we can unlock true prosperity.

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 10th February 2020

LGBT+ employees: EDI in practice

To celebrate LGBT History Month, we invite you to reflect on your work culture and policies around diversity and equality. Both crucial determinants when it comes to how healthy and happy a workforce is. Indeed, diversity on its own is not enough. There must be acceptance and inclusion for people to feel at ease at work, be healthy and happy. People must be allowed to be themselves - free of judgment and prejudice.

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 13th January 2020

Manufacturing investing in workforce health and wellbeing – Make UK/Howden report

The Make UK Health and Wellbeing report, in association with Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing, highlights manufacturers’ core commitment to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of their workers.

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 13th January 2020

Mental health in the workplace: the national picture

As mental health awareness has grown in recent years, so too has our understanding of the factors that can cause problems to develop, and the steps we must take as a society to prevent this from happening.

However, despite a growing awareness and appreciation of mental health and its associated issues, stress is still a key issue for employees.

The risk of developing mental health problems is increased by a range of factors, including work-related stress. But mental health can also be protected, for example by good employment practices, and strong social and community connections.

There has never been greater awareness of the intrinsic link between employee mental wellbeing and business productivity than there is today.

Equally, there has been an evolution in our collective expectation of what employers should do to support the mental health of their workers.

This article provides a national picture of mental health in the workplace, and highlights easily applicable tips for both employees and employers to get started on the path to good personal and professional wellbeing.

 

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 3rd December 2019

Time Management: Stress Liberator or Stress Generator?

The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death has entered new heights in this technology-driven. We compete with others and ourselves to be more performant - always more performant.

Most of us have experienced this creeping sense of being overwhelmed: the feeling that our lives are full of activity and that time is slipping out of our control.

Time management promises that, one day, everything might finally be under control. Yet work in the modern economy is notable for its limitlessness.

It is understandable that we respond to the constant demands of modern life by trying to make ourselves more efficient. But what if all this efficiency just makes things worse?

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 25th October 2019

Construction sector: Is the way you are working, working?

Alex Elmywood, Commercial Director, Organisational Improvement discusses the role of leaders in helping create sustainable workplace wellbeing within the Construction Industry.

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 10th October 2019

Personal Wellbeing in a Busy World

It was World Mental Health Day recently and with so much focus on wellbeing in the workplace, today is a good opportunity to reflect on your own personal wellbeing (both are indeed intrinsically linked).

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 1st October 2019

London businesses to benefit from Mental Health First Aid training

London businesses are being encouraged to sign-up for Adult Mental Health First Aid training so their staff can identify, understand and help a person who may have a mental health issue.

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 25th September 2019

A happier culture and healthier staff: Fourteen IP Communications reap the benefits of Leading Well

In January, we developed and piloted the Leading Well programme in response to the increasing needs within leadership and management teams to address wellbeing issues in their organisations.

Fourteen IP Communications Ltd were one of the first businesses to complete the programme in April this year. Established just over seven years ago, the company has grown from just nine staff to 65 employees. They’ve recently expanded their business overseas to Europe and America and have opened an office in Florida.

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 13th August 2019

Choosing a Mental Health First-Aider (MHFA) provider

According to Mental Health First Aid England - 72 million working days are lost each year to mental ill-health - and the cost to employers totals £34.9 billion, so no wonder organisations are picking up the pace in prioritising employees Mental Health in the same way as regulatory needs, like First Aid.

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 30th April 2019

Struggling to sleep? Take a look at what you eat!

Nutrition for better sleep means more than just avoiding caffeine and heavy foods at night. Sleep is essential ‘nourishment’ for both your body and mind and a vital part of the health equation. 

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 4th March 2019

Finding balance, health and happiness in the workplace

It was Aristotle that said, “Eudaimonia (happiness) is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence” – so if we are to spend approximately 85,000 hours over our lifetime at work, surely it needs to be a place we find joy and happiness. But – let’s face it, for most of us, work can have its challenges; whether that’s in the form of people and relationships, responsibilities and workload, office cultures and politics, the evergrowing impact of technology; the list is endless!

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 1st March 2019

Is the way your leaders are working, working? The findings.

When we exhibited at The Public Sector Solutions Expo in Manchester as part of the Workforce and Leadership focus, we presented our offer and addressed the question ‘Is the way your leaders are working, working?’.

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 7th February 2019

5 step guide to build strong, capable and confident leaders

We all know the impact a happy and healthy workforce has on performance. Our wellbeing influences the way we see our world, interact with others and undertake our responsibilities. Yet in reality - the pressure that many of us are facing at work is far from what we would consider conducive to a happy and healthy workplace. Technology, resource issues, stakeholder demands, customer demands; the list is endless and it all affects our wellbeing.

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