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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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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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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Men’s health and wellbeing

Men’s health and wellbeing Poor mental health is something every person may have to deal with, regardless of age, gender, sex or other. However, it is time to talk about men’s mental health more often. Men go through many of the same struggles that any other human may go through, especially when it comes to the balance of being a great parent...

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Menopause and how to alleviate the symptoms

What is the menopause and how can its symptoms be alleviated? Women’s reactions to the menopause tend to vary. Some feel a sense of joy as they see it as a kind of relief after years of menstruation. For example, they will no longer need to buy any feminine products. However, for many, the menopause is the beginning of the ageing process. Menstruation...

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Delaying a family as a woman

Delaying a family as a woman Fertility in the workplace – family and career Can women have it all? A century ago, women were expected to get married and have children by the age of 20.How times have changed! This is the mighty 21st century, when women can choose to have a career before having children. They don’t even have to settle down...

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Supporting your staff during Covid-19

Supporting your staff during Covid-19 People are working under conditions due to the new pandemic and social distancing guidelines. When we think of mental health and staff support, COVID must now be considered. As a business, you have a duty of care to your workers and staff wellbeing. We all need to consider the workforce’s concerns and...

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Is employee wellbeing your responsibility?

Is your employees’ wellbeing your responsibility? The short answer is ‘yes’… but that doesn’t really address the whole question because it straddles both the workplace and the employee’s privacy, that work-life balance.  But you can’t be expected to stand over them ensuring they eat properly, exercise, get enough sleep.  So where do the boundaries...

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Impact of poor mental health at work

Impact of mental health in the workplace Saturday, 10th October 2020 is World Mental Health Day.  To mark this day we look at what impact poor employee mental health can have on a business and what business owners can do to support their teams. Bluntly speaking, the impact of poor mental health in the workplace can cost your business cold, hard...

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