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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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  • Workplace Bullying

    workplace bullying

    The theme of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week is ‘Choose Respect’. Although the focus on the week is aimed at children and adolescents, the message is equally relevant within today’s workplaces. If more organisations concentrated their efforts on establishing and maintaining supportive and respectful cultures, the risks of bullying going on unchecked, or even happening in the first place, would be significantly reduced. What is Workplace…

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  • Workplace Loneliness

    Workplace Loneliness

    What is Loneliness? Throughout evolution, social bonds have been essential to human survival. Loneliness is an important natural emotion to help make people seek out the company of others. Loneliness occurs when there’s a discrepancy between the quantity and quality of social relationships desired and those actually possessed. However, it also carries a stigma in the modern world, preventing people from talking openly about loneliness and…

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  • Well-being, Mental Health at Work, Childcare Vouchers and the Gender Pay Gap

    CIPD Shropshire Well-being Event and Exhibition

    CIPD’s Shropshire Branch Well-being Event & Exhibition (10th October 2018) This Event is being held in response to an increased demand from local businesses for more information and practical support to help improve the health and well-being of their workforce. There will be an opportunity to hear from top speakers and take part in a series of well-being themed workshops. Kay’s comment: The Event is open to members and non-members of…

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  • Technology, Long Hours and Well-being at Work

    Well-being, technology and long hours

    We live in a fast-paced, ‘always-on’ culture where modern communications preside over the way we live our lives both at work and at home, affecting our health and well-being. The increased use of communication technologies is blurring the lines between work and non-work hours and making it harder to switch off from work. Research is also showing a clear link between technology, longer work hours and health problems. People’s access to too…

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  • World Cup 2018 Employee Engagement

    Employee engagement and World Cup 2018

    For small businesses, World Cup 2018 can either be an opportunity for employee engagement and motivation or a scheduling headache creating tension and bad feeling. For a positive experience, avoid introducing lots of new rules and overly prescriptive absence management policies for your die-hard football fans. Instead, invest some time in a bit of forward planning and good communications, to help avoid a lot of problems and make the most of…

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  • Holidays – Are Staff Taking their Annual Leave?

    At this time of year owner managers often juggle staff holiday requests with business needs, but it's important to encourage your people to take their leave.

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