Scepticism: a critical skill or cynicism in disguise?

Scepticism: a critical skill or cynicism in disguise? Scepticism is a key skill for people that sift through information at work. This is everyone. Emotions, data, emails, social media, sales statistics, phone calls – it’s all information. Scepticism helps you make better decisions. But like all important skills, balance is key. Being inclusive is important, […]

Flexible working theory: what drawbacks should employers be aware of?

Flexible working theory: what drawbacks should employers be aware of? Flexible working is here to stay. Even back in 1997, we  found that in every EU country the use of flexible working in all its forms was increasing, and that there was no sign this had peaked. It is clear that there is value of […]

What does self-care look like for leaders?

What does self-care look like for leaders? Self-care is about loving who you are. It’s about treating your wellbeing and happiness seriously. It’s about looking after yourself. Taking active steps to live a healthier, happier life. It’s important for all people at work, because without wellbeing, we can’t thrive. But it’s especially key for leaders, […]

Job security: the importance of comfort messaging

Job security: the importance of comfort messaging In our Job Exodus survey, job security emerged as a key concern for employees and one that will encourage job-seeking in 2019. Want to help retain staff? We look at what causes employees to feel insecure about their jobs and offers a way for organisations to better support staff […]

4 leadership behaviours that improve wellbeing for the whole team

4 leadership behaviours that improve wellbeing for the whole team Why should we focus on improving wellbeing at work? Leaders that focus on improving the wellbeing of their people tend to enjoy better relationships with them, which in turn leads to higher job-related wellbeing and satisfaction.  Let’s look at key leadership behaviours that increase wellbeing. […]

15 Ideas for Improving Work-Life Balance and Wellbeing

15 Ideas for Improving Work-Life Balance and Wellbeing According to our Wellbeing at Work survey over a quarter (29%) of those in full-time employment in the UK are unhappy in their job. More than one in five workers (23%) ‘pulled a sickie’ in the last year, and 6% did so more than five times. So […]

Physical quotient: are your skills lacking?

Physical quotient: are your skills lacking? Physical quotient, also known as physical intelligence, is an important aspect of personal effectiveness, but most people don’t really understand what it is or how they can manage it. Unlike its cousin, emotional intelligence, it’s less frequently talked about and researched. This article will explain the concept and give […]

The Power of Wellbeing: how investing in staff delivers dividends

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The Power of Wellbeing: how investing in staff delivers dividends There are many reasons why investing in employee wellbeing is a good choice. While its popularity has exploded in recent years, it’s not a new idea. Some of the Victorian industrialists, such as William Lever, believed that investing in wellbeing was both a productivity magnifier […]

Impostor syndrome: what should employers be doing?

Impostor syndrome: what should employers be doing? It’s estimated that 70% of people will experience impostor syndrome at some point in their lives. Impostor syndrome – also known as impostor phenomenon or impostorism. It is associated with several negative outcomes in the workplace, including poor mental wellbeing. By understanding what impostor syndrome is and how […]

Six ways to reduce the commuting burden on your employees

Six ways to reduce the commuting burden on your employees Commuting is obviously a burden on staff. Costing time, energy and affects the lifestyle they can live. And with a recent survey suggesting commuting takes longer now than a decade ago, it’s a problem that’s not going away. Luckily, there are many ways to mitigate […]