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 […]

Managing mental health | UK workplaces

Managing mental health | UK workplaces There has never been greater awareness of the intrinsic link between employee mental wellbeing and business productivity across the UK workforce than there is today.  Equally, there has been an evolution in our collective expectation of what employers should do to support the mental health of their workers. Beyond […]

A people first approach to crisis

A people first approach to crisis Each week, we’ll be featuring an organisation from our community that is finding a way to thrive during this difficult time. This week, it’s the turn of Troup Bywaters + Anders … We heard from Troup Bywaters + Anders Head of HR, Claire Oliver, on how a focus on […]

Communication, trust and remote working in times of crisis

Communication, trust and remote working in times of crisis Good news stories from our community Each week, we’ll be featuring an organisation from our community that is finding a way to thrive during this difficult time.  This week, it’s the turn of Composite Profiles… Who are Composite Profiles? Composite Profiles design, supply and install composite […]

WFH – Habit Swapper

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Click/Hover for a WFH habit swap… Avoiding video on calls because of a messy background Use a virtual background for calls Squinting at the screen because of glare Have your screen perpendicular to natural light or use a small low wattage lamp Working all day and only breaking for lunch Set an alarm to move […]

Time to stop dreading… the art of good enough

the art of good enough

Time to drop dreading… the art of good enough Perfectionism is a dangerous trait. It makes good mothers think they’re bad and keeps artists and writers staring at blank pages. It’s no less dangerous in the workplace, where it stops you achieving your fullest potential, holds back your career and makes you worry about things […]

Workplace satisfaction: how should you feel at the end of a working day?

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Workplace satisfaction: how should you feel at the end of a working day? More and more people want to leave work feeling filled with purpose. But purpose may not be your cup of tea. You need to leave work feeling the emotions that matter to you, not the ones that don’t. And the best way […]

5 ways to reduce stress at work this year

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5 ways to reduce stress at work After hearing that 3 in 4 people are stressed at work, that stress follows them home. We asked some of our finalists for the wellbeing award at our Investors in People awards 2019 to find out what they’re doing to reduce stress and create a culture that brings […]