Call 01952 246612 for a no-obligation chat

Tag Archive: wellbeing

  • Body Image at Work

    Body Image

    In today’s culture and society, we are bombarded with messages about body image and what our bodies should look like. However, having negative thoughts about how we look can impact on every aspect of our lives, including at work. For some individuals, a work environment can play a tremendous role in body image and how they observe their own body. This can be due to the nature of the job, the workplace culture, or the types of people that they…

    » Read more
  • Small Businesses HR News: GDPR, Childcare Vouchers, Wellbeing Event and IR35

    What’s in Store for Small Businesses under the New Government?

    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is unlikely to impose its biggest fines on small businesses. However, a reported data breach could cause reputational damage to a company’s brand and the ICO has regulatory authority to suspend or shut down data processing activities, if deemed particularly dangerous or unsafe, causing potential operational problems. Kay’s comment:  It is most…

    » Read more
  • Mental Health – Are Your Employees Thriving at Work?

    Well-being

    Thriving at Work Review The October 2017 government-backed Stevenson-Farmer review ‘Thriving at Work’ reveals that poor mental health is costing employers up to £42 billion a year. Yet, for every £1 a business invests in supporting mental health at work, it can reap a £9 return. The report highlights the stigma that is still attached to mental health in the workplace, despite around 15% of people at work having symptoms of an existing…

    » Read more
  • 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…

    » Read more
  • Can Small Businesses Embrace Hygge?

    heartfulness as a new workplace stress buster

    February might traditionally be associated with red roses and hearts, but maybe this year workplaces can give their employees the gift of Hygge (a Danish concept, pronounced hoo-gah) to help create more harmony and wellbeing! So what is ‘Hygge’? Hygge caught the imagination of the UK papers and magazines last year, appearing in articles from The Guardian to Elle. If you look on Amazon, you will see a dizzying array of ‘hygge’ inspired…

    » Read more
  • Long Hours Work Culture

    Making Flexible Working Work

      A Long Hours Work Culture is well established in many small businesses The way we communicate and ‘stay connected’ has been blurring the lines between work, rest and play and adding to this long hours work culture. When used well, information and communication technology aids flexible working and can contribute to a healthier work-life balance. However, research is now showing that technology is making many people actually work longer…

    » Read more
  • Heartfulness vs Mindfulness

    heartfulness as a new workplace stress buster

    Is heartfulness about to knock mindfulness off its pedestal as the latest weapon in the battle against workplace stress? In our fastrack, quick-fix lives, there is a tendency to look for shortcut solutions rather than explore, practice and study a technique or discipline in detail. Mindfulness is often used as a quick and easy, standalone concept (eg sitting still and focussing on breathing, using colouring in books, harnessing the present…

    » Read more
  • Latest Employment News

    Small Business News: Brexit | IR35 | Maternity | Mental Health

    Employment Help for the Very Busy – Spring Edition 2016 Welcome to another round-up of the latest employment news and legislative changes. If you find this information helpful, please feel free to pass on to others. National Living Wage (1st April 2016) The new mandatory ‘National living wage’ (NLW) applies to workers aged 25 and over and is initially set at £7.20 per hour. The Government has also announced that the National Minimum…

    » Read more