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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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Should we stay or should we go?

It’s by far one of the biggest decisions we will have to make in our lifetime. One that will affect the economy, foreign policy, immigration policy, security and sovereignty and we are all aware of its importance. Yet there is much confusion around the EU Referendum. Why? Because there are no facts; just assumptions and […]

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BMW chief’s collapse is another example of executive stress.

Stress takes its toll on Top Executive. The news has recently highlighted that BMW’s CEO Harald Krueger collapsed during a press conference at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show last week. People were understandably shocked, including his colleagues. Not much is clear about the incident – however it has been written that before he took to […]

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Applied to Employee Engagement

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Applied to Employee Engagement We often come across clients that deal with the challenge of an unmotivated workforce and who struggle to engage them in a way that increases productivity. Employee engagement is indeed one of the core components of an effective wellbeing programme. So what motivates and engages employees? The […]

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Why do wellbeing and stress management strategies fail to work effectively?

I am often asked what the main barriers to the implementation of workplace wellbeing and stress management strategies are. What is the reason they fail to work effectively? In my experience, many companies will gain Senior Management buy in, invest in resources such as an Employee Assistance Programme, Occupational Health and other wellbeing resources, however […]

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National Workplace Wellbeing Survey Findings

We recently sent out a survey with the aim to further our understanding of the key challenges that organisations are facing when it comes to workplace wellbeing and stress. The responses have helped us gain invaluable insights into how stress is impacting the modern workplace.  The response suggests there are many some common themes that […]

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