7 steps to support a culture of wellbeing

Wellbeing. Mental health. Wellness. We all want to do the right thing, but it can be hard to know where to start. How can we create a culture of wellbeing during a time when so many other areas of focus in a business are both important and urgent, and budgets aren’t necessarily where they were […]

Working from home and domestic abuse support​

the art of good enough

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 […]

Advice to give on finding a new role, after redundancy

It has been a tough old time, with wave after wave of announcements about redundancies in different industries hit by the economic impact from Covid-19. However, some businesses are scaling at a staggering rate as they meet new trends in demand. This is a time of mass displacement of talent, including some superstar performers who […]

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 […]

Managing remote teams so BAU still happens as normal

Managing remote teams so BAU still happens as normal While many businesses have already dipped or taken the plunge with remote working, for some organisations and their managers, this will be an entirely new experience. One thing we all have in common is the challenge of keeping sight of the day to day when so […]

Your employees’ experience: Why you’re not seeing the truth

employee experience

Your employees’ experience: Why you’re not seeing the truth There are two steps to improving people’s experience at work. First, take a look at their experience in the organisation and find out what needs to be improved. Second, do the improving. Seems simple enough. But it’s very hard to judge an employee’s experience – especially […]

Employee voice: four top-down processes to own today

Employee voice: four top-down processes to own today Most workplaces, with a clear hierarchy, traditional structures and rules – train you to wait for things to be ‘done’ to you. This is bad for two reasons: firstly, it’s reactive. You want to feel in control of your life, but this makes you feel like a […]

Nanny Employer: is there a risk of going too far?

Nanny Employer: is there a risk of going too far? Employers are more involved in people’s lives than ever before and the line between home life and professional life has blurred. Technology blurs this even further. Is there a risk that organisations can go too far? First things first. What actually is a ‘nanny employer? […]

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 […]