Lumien | Covid & Wellbeing

Employee mental health and wellbeing has become a key topic for conversation throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. However, even before major workplace disruption started in 2020, reporting of stress, anxiety and mental health issues was already on the rise. According to the HSE’s 2019/20 Labour Force Survey (LFS), the number of incidents relating to mental health […]

Practitioner Reflections | Characteristics of Platinum organisations

Reflections of an Investors in People Practitioner… common characteristics found in our Platinum accredited organisations I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with and assessing several organisations that have gone on to become Platinum accredited. While all are very different in respect of size and sector I’ve concluded that they share some common […]

International Women’s Day 2021 | Intersectionality

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My name is Dayna Jagdeo  Hi, my name is Dayna Jagdeo (she/her) and I’m a Sales Executive at Investors in People. If you’re looking for an article with the stats and figures of why women aren’t breaking through glass ceilings yet, then you’ve come to the wrong place. You can just Google that.  A lot […]

How to invest in your apprentices

Our framework spans three areas: commitment, development and communication.  That means we want to know if the relationships at work feel collaborative, if apprentices get involved with the day-to-day of company life and how they’re supported to thrive. DOWNLOAD FRAMEWORK Commitment Commitment’s about hiring apprentices for the right reasons. And treating them right. Do you […]

Reflections of an Investors in People Practitioner during Covid-19

Investors in People practitioners are expert consultants with a passion for driving positive business outcomes through effective people management. When we work with an organisation to gain or maintain their accreditation, it’s the practitioner that analyses the outputs of the survey and spends time talking to people across the organisation, to produce an action plan […]

Is your apprenticeship scheme really that great

Best in class apprentices want best in class apprentice schemes – so is your apprenticeship scheme as good as you think it is? Greatness can be a hard thing to define. In a person we might think of charismatic leaders, athletes at the peak of their career or even YouTube vloggers. It’s all about the […]

9 tips to avoid being a SAD organisation

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At the time of writing its October 2020 ‘the coronavirus year’…..and we’re all feeling it. SAD is a type of depression linked to the changing of the seasons – in fact 10-30% of those with depression will also experience SAD. The exact causes are still subject to research, but it’s likely that shorter days contribute […]

Working from home and domestic abuse support​

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Working from home and domestic abuse support With the return to workplaces not looking to be imminent for many businesses, it is crucial that long term employee wellbeing is built into the plans to ensure that employees say safe and well throughout the foreseeable future.  Some people like working from home – but at Hestia, […]

A people first approach to crisis – PwC Cyprus

Always having our people’s health and safety is a top priority, our response to the COVID-19 pandemic was immediate. Following the announcement of the first confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Cyprus and prior to the government’s lockdown, we asked all our people to stay and work from home.  Our technology infrastructure, our working practices, our […]

Organisational Development Plans – 5 things they need to have

So you’re at a stage where you think it would be good to have some structure….as well as a roadmap in place to make sure your organisation and its people are heading in the right direction. The next question is what does that plan need? SPOILER ALERT – We have a framework and accreditation for […]