2020 Trends

2020 is nearly upon us. As one year comes to an end, another one begins. That means it’s time to start thinking about a New Year’s Resolution. When employees return rested and ready to work after the Christmas period, bosses have the chance to start the new year with a new set of business resolutions.…

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Morale in the Workplace

Morale – the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person. Having positive morale in the workplace has a significant effect on the overall performance well-being and success of any employee, department or organisation. You can’t give an employee positive morale, but as an employer you do play a major role in the environment that contributes…

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Four-day Week

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…

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Christmas 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

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…

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Canine Companions

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…

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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,…

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Combat Mental Well-being

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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Slinky spring

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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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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