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Four-day Week

Four-day Week. Are we ready for change?

A four-day working week sounds great – right? But does it boost morale and increase productivity? Going back to the early 1900’s, we were first introduced to the 5-day working week when in 1908, a cotton mill in New England United States shut its factory on a Saturday. Shortly after in 1926, Henry Ford followed…

Christmas in the Workplace

Christmas celebrations in the Workplace.

The Christmas songs are singing, the decorations are up, and the talks turning to Christmas parties and the holiday break. The festive season is in full swing. But are we celebrating too early and slowing down on productivity? In December, staff productivity levels drop to their lowest point. However, a staggering 78% claim to work…

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CYBER-ATTACK. THE ONLINE CRIME.

In a world where the digital landscape and online services are rapidly evolving, there has never been a greater time to educate ourselves on the awareness of a cyber-attack, and the damage they can have on our personal and business data. In this digital age, we use the internet for even the smallest of tasks…

Canine Companions

Canine companions in our workplace.

Let’s all paws for thought. Can introducing our canine companions into the workplace benefit us? Currently, 8% of the UK population are bring their canine friends into the workplace each day, due to companies introducing new policies to enhance the working environment. Brands such as BrewDog, a Scottish brewery who grant employees one week paid…

Laughter in the Workplace

Laughter in the workplace.

Laughter is a powerful expression. We all remember those times as a child where we laughed so hard, we could hardly breathe. That doesn’t have to stop the moment we step into our place of work. More companies these days are now embracing that fact that laughing is contributing to the success of the culture,…

Combat Mental Well-being

Combating mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Like our physical health, our mental health can be unpredictable. Mental wellbeing in the work place is an ever-growing subject with studies revealing that in the UK, it’s estimated around 30-40 percent of all sickness absence relates to some form of mental health illness. In this modern economic climate, change is a constant journey evolving…

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Why the modern workforce needs more flexibility.

A happy workforce will naturally be more productive, with 48% of managers believing that flexibility makes for a more productive workplace. (HR News, 2019) Flexible working isn’t just a priority for millennials and younger workers either; it plays a crucial role in helping older employees stay in work longer, navigating health issues and travel or…

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Only 3% of our lives are spent doing things we enjoy

People are being urged to prioritise their mental health and wellbeing after new research revealed that a third of people spend just 42 minutes per day doing something they enjoy – which works out at just 3% of their daily lives. (HR News, 2019) This could be due to the fact the average commute time…

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5 CEO’s that you should follow on Twitter

Global business leaders are encompassing the social media takeover, utilising the platforms to share and network. We have collated a list of five influential CEOs that you should be following on social media to keep up with news, trends and innovations.   Tim Cook – CEO of Apple Cook has maintained Apple’s innovative leadership stance…