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Would you like to finish early today?

What would you do if you could regain a couple of hours a day to rest, exercise or pursue a hobby you didn’t have time for before? If you think this is the stuff of fantasy, think again. Employers are discovering that reduced working hours are having a big impact on productivity and creativity in […]

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Top 10 Tips on Financial Stress

Money is a major cause of stress. One’s financial situation, whether that is your own or how you perceive others, is a big cause of stress and anxiety issues in today’s society.   Check out these Top 10 Tips on how to deal with your financial stress: 1. Don’t hide! Our study found that people […]

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Can stress actually be beneficial to our performance?

With the Olympics over for another 4 years let’s reflect on the pressure and stress the Olympians have to deal with. They face fierce competition; they are under a global spotlight, the hopes of an entire nation and personal goals resting on their shoulders. Now that the pressure is off it’s important for them to […]

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What’s the biggest killer of men under 45?

Last week I was nominated for the #22kill challenge – 22 push-ups a day for 22 days to raise awareness for combat veterans. Why? 22 veterans are taking their own lives every day! I have spoken about suicide on many occasions in the past and this is just a small way I can raise more […]

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Quick Ways to Find Your Peace at the Office

What’s your workday like? Do you come home, full of stress and anger? Or are you able to leave work behind and start fresh every day? If you’re like an increasing number of people today, stress from work probably follows its way home with you. In fact, nearly two-thirds of all employees say that the […]

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The referendum has happened, so how do we move forward positively from this?

Last week we wrote about the impact of the EU Referendum to highlight how the uncertainty around it was causing a degree of stress and anxiety. Then we woke up on Friday morning to the news that the British electorate had voted to leave the European Union. Some people celebrated and others went into despair. […]

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Owning your own business sounds like the perfect dream, right?

It definitely can be, however it’s important to take note that it’s not always smooth sailing. Premierline, Allianz surveyed 259 small business owners, finding that over a third worry about aspects of their business on a daily or weekly basis and 41% are more stressed now that they run their own company. What’s keeping business […]

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The importance of employee engagement

Employee engagement means creating the right conditions for all members of staff to be able to work to the best of their ability. Engaged employees are committed to their organisation’s goals and values and are motivated to contribute to organisational success with an enhanced sense of their own wellbeing. What are the benefits of employee […]

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How can returning to forgotten childhood hobbies help relieve stress?

In our day to day, busy lives, how often do we find ourselves stopping and taking a moment to take it all in and be mindful? I’m guessing, not often. Of course some people will be already on the path to mindfulness, however even I often get caught up in the hustle and bustle. Many […]

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Do you have an issue with long term absence?

The majority of organisations we work with have concerns around long term absence. The impact on the individual, the manager, the team and the workload results in everyone being affected.  According to the 2015 CIPD Absence Management Survey Report, Long Term Absence has increased. Are you aware that each year around 865,000 employee absences in […]

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