Tech consumer to tech creator

Tech Consumer to Tech Creator Some commentators regard our children’s obsession with technology as one of the greatest challenges facing parents today. Whether it is YouTube, videogaming or Facebook, technology is occupying more of our children’s time and energy than ever before and drastically changing the experience of childhood. Whilst experts...

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Wellbeing as a working parent

Taking control of your wellbeing as a working parent Whether it’s your children or the printer refusing to cooperate, working from home and homeschooling can be a challenge to juggle at the same time. An overwhelming 84% of you said in our Instagram poll that you thought your wellbeing had taken a negative turn this lockdown. Here are some tips...

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Virtually onboarding employees

How to virtually onboard new employees With the rise of COVID-19 cases across the globe, including here in the UK, many companies have implemented remote working plans, including hiring. As a result, millions of employees have suddenly had to create home offices. With a nationwide lockdown in place and the population being told to work from home...

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Preparing for online school interviews

How to prepare your child for an online interview For some parents across the country, the start of a new year coincides with entrance exams for independent schools.  Most common entry points are at 7+, 11+, 13+ and sixth form, with 11+ being the busiest exam period for schools as it is a natural entry point for secondary education. Any parent...

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Top 8 eco-resolutions

Your Top 8 Eco-Resolutions for 2021 Has Lockdown 3.0 put your normal personal new year resolutions on hold?  We take a look at eight ways you can do your bit to help save the planet. In 2019 the world stopped and took notice of Swedish teen Greta Thunberg.  Her eco-activism inspired school strikes and high-profile meetings with world leaders. While...

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Vaccination – Hope for Normality?

A first hand account from one of Your Employee Wellbeing’s consultants on having the Covid -19 vaccination. As we enter our 3rd national lockdown in the face of spiralling numbers of new Coronavirus cases (thanks to a ‘mutant’ variant) it’s hard not to feel – as you look out at the cold, grey January weather – that we are living...

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The importance of flexible working for wellbeing

The importance of flexible working for wellbeing At Working Families—the UK’s work-life balance charity—we have seen first-hand the huge impact that COVID-19 has had on working parents and carers. As the pandemic unfolded, we were inundated by queries from working parents and carers urgently seeking our help as they struggled to remain in work and...

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The good enough parenting club

Why I Want to be in the Good Enough Parenting Club This year has been a year like no-other.  We’ve all spent way more time with our kids and partners than we thought we ever would.  How are we all doing? There have been lots of times this year when we’ve seen or heard stories of the perfect banana bread and children homeschooling for...

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Poor employee wellbeing = poor retention

Poor employee wellbeing = poor retention levels New research by Benenden Health has shown that 42% of employers have experienced an employee leaving because they felt their mental wellbeing was not being looked after. Wellbeing is a clear priority for younger members of the workforce, with a whopping 78% of employees aged 18-24 saying they would...

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Why good nutrition benefits the workplace

How good nutrition benefits the workplace Good nutrition provides us with the energy and nutrients we need to excel in whatever we do, as well as to improve our personal wellbeing. We all know that eating the right foods contributes to our physical health but research into our biochemistry has linked poor nutrition with increased stress, anxiety...

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