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  • Workplace Happiness

    Workplace happiness

    There’s been a lot of debate recently about the relevance of happiness at work: is it a fad, does it actually link with engagement levels and can it influence business productivity? Firstly, it’s important to clarify what kind of happiness is being debated. This isn’t the quick-fix superficial forms of happiness associated with momentary amusement, pleasure or even ‘what’s-in-it-for-me’ type attitudes, but the healthier kind that…

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  • Hormonal Health

    Hormonal Health at work

    Hormonal Health – the last Workplace Taboo? Hormonal health has traditionally been seen as a private matter and so is rarely discussed. Not surprisingly many managers will have no awareness of the scope and nature of the issues involved. This means employees spend a lot of time and energy hiding their symptoms. In a survey by Nuffield Health, two thirds of women revealed they were suffering from hormonal issues that were having a detrimental…

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  • Sleep Smarter and Save your Business a Fortune

    Sleep Smarter

    According to recent research from the University of Warwick, a good night’s sleep is as beneficial to health and happiness as winning the lottery. The research suggests that if you sleep smarter by increasing the quality and quantity of sleep, our health and wellbeing can be significantly improved at very low cost. It’s well documented that people reporting sleep issues are at greater risk from developing depression, obesity, diabetes and…

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  • Multi-generational Workplaces

    Are you daunted by the thought of managing up to four different generations in one place? The rise of multi-generational workplaces is now fact rather than fiction. Workplace demographics continue to shift as birth rates in the UK lower, life expectancy increases and more of us stay in work beyond traditional retirement ages: 2007 saw the number of over 60’s exceed the number of under 16’s for the first time in history; the number of working…

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  • Lunch Breaks are Important (Don’t Ditch Them!)

    Skipping lunch breaks (or skimping on them) is a common feature of UK workplaces, fuelled by double dip recessions, job insecurities and cultures of presenteeism. The effects of working without taking adequate breaks and lunch breaks are well documented and can build up over time, contributing to decreased productivity, increased stress levels and even physical illness. This is because the human brain is not built for extended periods of…

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  • Kay Heald HR Newsletter – Summer 2011

    A quick digest of the latest employment law changes and what they mean for small companies and family businesses + links to FREE RESOURCES ...

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  • Peak Performance is Possible – workshop

    peak performance is possible

    Would you like to make staff appraisals more effective for your business? Take a peak at Peak Performance is Possible - our new management workshop for busy managers.

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