Emotional intelligence in business – why knowing your employees is fundamental to success
Oct19

Emotional intelligence in business – why knowing your employees is fundamental to success

Guest Blog By Glenn G Jones, GGJ Global Consulting Limited   If companies think they can just ignore emotional intelligence and the impact on their people and their bottom line, then they need to think again!  More to follow……     In the 21st Century having Emotional Intelligence must be as critical to understanding employees as their need to have great Intelligence Quotient (IQ) scores or just high intelligence. Why?   Whilst we...

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Why Sales…
Oct17

Why Sales…

Guest Blog by Lizzie Exton of Inspiring Interns   When you think of the phrase ‘graduate level jobs’, sales might not immediately spring to mind.  Working in sales is, however, a challenging career, and one which can be rewarding both in terms of job satisfaction and annual income.  If you’ve recently graduated or will be soon, then it is well worth considering a sales career.     Why Sales if You Have a Degree?   It doesn’t matter...

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How to strengthen your employee engagement approach (and make sure your employees will be on board with it!)
Oct16

How to strengthen your employee engagement approach (and make sure your employees will be on board with it!)

Guest Blog By David Lloyd, CEO of PostBeyond   Without happy, motivated and valued employees, a business runs the risk of losing staff.   Employee engagement is, in essence, the relationship between employers and employees, implemented with a goal to drive organisational success whilst also being aware of each individual’s well-being. It’s something the majority of organisations will focus on in their HR or business strategy because,...

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How to help employees with musculoskeletal disorders
Oct15

How to help employees with musculoskeletal disorders

Guest Blog by Louise Richardson   The NHS claims that musculoskeletal conditions impact the bones, joints and muscles. Consequently, it’s important that employers assist their workers suffering from musculoskeletal conditions to reduce causing more harm or pain in the workplace.     A study by the Health and Safety Executive found that more than half a million employees had a work-related musculoskeletal disorder in 2016 and 2017. But...

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Don’t neglect the mental health of expatriate workers says Punter Southall Health & Protection
Oct12

Don’t neglect the mental health of expatriate workers says Punter Southall Health & Protection

 World Mental Health Day (10th October) is an annual reminder for employers to focus on the mental health of their workforce. According to Tristan Cleaver, Managing Consultant International, Punter Southall Health and Protection, they shouldn’t neglect the mental health of their expatriate workforce, who can be more at risk from mental health issues. Expatriate mental health was the subject of a recent Wellbeing Masterclass hosted...

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The apprenticeship levy: a lesson in creativity, engagement and giving back
Oct08

The apprenticeship levy: a lesson in creativity, engagement and giving back

Guest Blog by Hamish Munro, Organisational Development Coordinator, Civica   Improved productivity and record investment in skills training: these are the key promises of the new apprenticeship levy, launched in April last year. The new levy system was designed to make it easier for companies to take on apprentices and saw the UK government set itself an admirable goal of hitting a target of three million new apprenticeships by 2020....

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Does exercise make you more productive?
Oct05

Does exercise make you more productive?

Guest Blog by Conor McArdle, Brighter Business    In a health-conscious society, we are increasingly aware of our lifestyles and the importance of trying to stay healthy.   For many workers across the UK, day-to-day work involves spending a great deal of time sat down. Whether you’re in the office or on your way in, chances are you’re sat at your desk, in a car, or on some form of public transport.     All the sitting down we do has...

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How efficient use of the workspace can aid employee wellbeing
Oct04

How efficient use of the workspace can aid employee wellbeing

Guest Blog By Lloyd Coldrick, Managing Director of Cobus   Creating a space in which people can flourish is becoming a priority for many businesses, with more and more emphasis being placed on engagement and its link to productivity and wellbeing.     Gone are the days of the traditional 9 to 5 job, as more employees stay connected to their work around the clock through digital technology such as smartphones and tablets.   Therefore,...

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Dismissed unfairly? Your legal options explained
Oct04

Dismissed unfairly? Your legal options explained

Losing your job is undoubtedly one of the most unpleasant and stressful experiences that anyone can go through. But the sense of frustration and confusion is only magnified if you believe that you were unfairly fired or let go by your employer. But rather than letting these feelings manifest as anger and regret, it is important to look into your legal options. If you were dismissed unfairly from your job this could potentially have...

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Five ways to keep your employee’s spirits up during autumn
Oct04

Five ways to keep your employee’s spirits up during autumn

Guest Blog By David Price, Health Assured CEO & wellbeing expert   During autumn the seasonal shift away from summer and the arrival of colder weather can leave employees feeling unmotivated. To avoid the seasonal change having a detrimental impact on your business, here are five steps you can take to ensure employees’ spirits and productivity levels remain high, even as the temperature drops.     1. As the days become shorter,...

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Do you know what your employees want?
Sep28

Do you know what your employees want?

Guest Blog by Alex Moyle   Why does your team turn up to work every day? And why do you need to know the answer to this question?   If you know ‘why’ your people turn up to work every day and therefore ‘what’ they want in return for their effort, you have a significantly higher chance of inspiring action or a change in behaviour.     Think about it from your own perspective. How well do you feel your manager understands why you come...

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Train-ing stations
Sep27

Train-ing stations

Guest Blog by Alison Bell, HR Director, MTR Crossrail, www.mtrcrossrail.co.uk   Using Virtual Reality environments for training can turn into a gimmick. As an alternative to whiteboards and sticky notes, the headsets and haptic gloves create an instant buzz and easy engagement among employees. HR professionals need to make sure they’re not distracted by the IT and make sure their VR is targeted and delivers measurable outputs,...

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Determining the appropriate management style for your business and your staff
Sep26

Determining the appropriate management style for your business and your staff

Guest Blog by Sarah Musgrove, Brighter Business   If you’re a football fan, you’ll be familiar with the managerial cliché that everyone requires a different method of motivation: some players need an arm around the shoulder and others need a boot up the backside.       Off the pitch and in the workplace, something similar is true, as the balance you take between carrot and stick can hugely affect your team. Recent research published...

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A digital offer millennials can’t resist
Sep25

A digital offer millennials can’t resist

Guest Blog By Maria Dillon, Senior HR EMEA Manager at DocuSign   It is predicted that millennials will make up over a third of the global workforce by 2020. With the majority of these young professionals embarking on their careers straight out of university and apprenticeship programmes, they are ambitious, digitally-savvy and keen to move up the corporate ladder fast. That said, it’s important to remember that everyone is an...

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Beating the Burnout
Sep21

Beating the Burnout

Guest Blog by Jackie Furey, Where We Work   SME’s are facing burnout as more and more find it impossible to switch off- Jackie Furey, Director of the workplace consultancy, Where We Work, explains how overworking is not the answer to building a better business…   Earlier this year, it was revealed that the ‘always on culture’ has spread to Britain’s SME’s, pushing many to what has been described as a ‘breaking point’. The survey...

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