Five ways to improve wellbeing in the workplace
Jul01

Five ways to improve wellbeing in the workplace

Guest blog by occupational health business partner at Elite Executives, Samantha Murray. Business owners and managers are increasingly under pressure to create a happy, productive and supportive environment for their team to work in. To celebrate World Wellbeing Week (24-30 June), occupational health business partner at Elite Executives, Samantha Murray, shares her tips on how organisations can implement some simple changes to...

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Using technology to bridge the skills gap
Jun27

Using technology to bridge the skills gap

Guest blog by Jonquil Hackenberg, Head of C-Suite Advisory at Infosys Consulting In the turbulent context of Brexit, companies are planning and making provisions for every eventuality. Many organisations are investing in new technology in an attempt to streamline business operations and weather the Brexit storm – but investing in new technologies without considering the talent needed to implement them could be a recipe for disaster....

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When’s the right time to use surveillance?
Jun26

When’s the right time to use surveillance?

Guest blog by Arran Heal, Managing Director, CMP Digital working means there are more data trails than ever before on employee activities. CCTV in workplaces has becomes commonplace. Now, a new European Court of Justice ruling means employers also have to show they’re collecting data to make sure staff are taking breaks and not exceeding the 48-hour working week maximum. It’s the kind of drift to a monitoring culture that’s at...

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Body image disorders are on the rise —are your employees affected?
Jun25

Body image disorders are on the rise —are your employees affected?

Guest blog by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price Body image disorders are on the rise. A recent poll by the Mental Health Foundation, found one in eight people aged 18 and above have been so distressed about their body image they have had suicidal thoughts. Dysmorphia, bulimia and anorexia are reported more and more—not just among young people, these disorders are common across all age groups. People are...

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47% of ex-employees still have access to business data – what can HR teams do about it?
Jun21

47% of ex-employees still have access to business data – what can HR teams do about it?

Guest blog by Adrian Crawley, Northern European Director, SailPoint With data breaches and hacks hitting the headlines almost weekly, C-suite executives are on high alert – and they’re not the only ones. When the cause of a breach can often be employee cybersecurity practices and a lack of visibility of who has access to what data, HR departments are naturally becoming implicated in the battle to prevent the fallout, both...

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How the Swedish way of working can help Britain’s productivity crisis
Jun20

How the Swedish way of working can help Britain’s productivity crisis

Guest blog by Erik Fjellborg, CEO and Founder, Quinyx The UK is working hard, but not smart. Despite working longer hours than ever before, Britain is in the midst of a productivity crisis. And, with the growth of the 24-hour economy and ever-increased demand from consumers, it is a crisis that shows little sign of ending any time soon. With Brexit on the horizon, it’s vital that the UK continues to find ways to compete on the global...

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The role of workplace culture and processes in conflict management
Jun19

The role of workplace culture and processes in conflict management

While employee conflict is somewhat inevitable, it should never be ignored. Andy Shettle, Chief Product Officer of ER Tracker at Selenity discusses the importance of harnessing technology and the role culture plays in success driven environments. The merits of maintaining a happy and productivity workforce are well documented and economists at the University of Warwick have found that happiness can lead to a 12% spike in productivity,...

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New ways of working – how good can your office make you feel?
Jun18

New ways of working – how good can your office make you feel?

Guest blog By Beth Hampson, Commercial Director of London Executive Offices The world of work is rapidly changing. Recent research found that 77% of employees think that wellness programs positively affect company culture, but an even higher percentage – 83% – would turn down a job if it didn’t offer flexible working. Employees are demanding both wellness and flexibility, but have employers considered the wellness benefits that...

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More effective resource management: human resources are just that, and making the most of them is critical to success in any organisation
Jun18

More effective resource management: human resources are just that, and making the most of them is critical to success in any organisation

Guest blog by David Goulden, Product Director,Clarizen All too often organisations fail to focus enough on people when it comes to resource management and its impact on the collaborative capabilities of a team. Clearly good managers realise that how you manage resources is a crucial factor in determining whether a team achieves its objectives – whether that is consistently meeting quarterly targets and KPIs or completing a...

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Five points for improving employee wellbeing in the office
Jun11

Five points for improving employee wellbeing in the office

Guest blog by Alex Webster, founder of Genie Living Drinks.  Get outside Encourage a culture of getting outside for meetings – whether it’s to the nearest green space, a stroll around the block or just a cafe, the change of scene from a meeting room or deskside sets a more positive tone for meetings. And the proven cognitive benefits of getting outside have been widely reported, particularly for creativity. Bring the...

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It’s time to smooth over peaks in demand
Jun11

It’s time to smooth over peaks in demand

Guest blog by Valerio Prati, Head of HR and Compliance at Coople Peaks in demand are created by one-off events such as public holidays, concerts and even the weather. On hot summer days, popular London restaurants that we work with often see their business increase by three-hundred percent. This makes it clear that while some peaks in demand can be planned for in advance, others may come at only a moment’s notice. From event...

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Is salary transparency a good idea?
Jun11

Is salary transparency a good idea?

Guest blog by Croner pay and reward expert Clare Parkinson A recent survey undertaken by YouGov on behalf of the jobs website Indeed has revealed that 56% of workers would support making personal information such as monthly salary and tax returns publicity available. With more focus on gender and ethnicity pay gaps in the workplace, some employers may be left wondering whether salary transparency will help them achieve pay...

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Time for a digital detox?
Jun10

Time for a digital detox?

Guest blog by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price While internet addiction isn’t an official diagnosis (yet), it’s pretty clear that some people struggle when they’re forced offline. Every time Facebook suffers an outage, or Twitter begins to load slowly, the outpouring of fury tells us that the internet is maybe too important to many lives. People who compulsively use the internet suffer in their lives away from...

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Managing millennials Q&A: Should I let my staff wear headphones at work?
Jun06

Managing millennials Q&A: Should I let my staff wear headphones at work?

Guest blog by Peninsula Group Operations Director and HR expert Alan Price The rise of millennials in the workplace has had a significant impact on office practices, with one of the most noticeable changes being the increase in the number of employees wearing headphones or earbuds throughout their working day. So are headphones making workers more productive or are they making workers disengaged with a business’s culture and...

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The digital opportunity: Re-imagining the employee experience in benefits
Jun06

The digital opportunity: Re-imagining the employee experience in benefits

Guest blog by Charlotte Godley, Head of Flexible and Online Benefits, Capita People Solutions DIGITAL THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE REAL VALUE OF BENEFITS Business leaders in the UK have long felt that they should be deriving more value from their investments in employee benefits. This explains why organisations are increasingly looking to use benefits to drive employee engagement and retention and, in doing so, to overcome the skills...

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