What is hybrid working?

Flexible Working. It isn’t a new term and has, for many years, had a place in employment law where it has offered a right for certain employees to request flexible working which the employer can then only refuse on reasonable grounds.  To make a flexible working request the employee must have worked for at least 26 weeks for the employer and...

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Wellbeing & culture

Wellbeing & culture The link between wellbeing and culture… Not only is there a link, but a sustainable, practical wellbeing strategy will help create and carry your culture. Healthy employees = healthy company There is an inextricable link between high-performing organisational culture and the health and happiness of a workforce (or...

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Men Can Live Longer!

Men can live longer! There are a now neighbourhoods in the UK where men can expect to live to about 90 years on average. These areas are, perhaps unsurprisingly, very affluent as well as few and far between. But they prove something very significant: Too many men still die early One big problem is that men generally take too many risks with...

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How an effective wellbeing strategy can reduce absence and turnover

Written by Camille BrouardAbsence and turnover can be two of the biggest costs to an organisation, as well as two of the most difficult issues to manage. Staff absence and turnover can also indicate the effectiveness of an organisation when it comes to wellbeing – if employee wellbeing is low, absence from work and staff leaving their jobs commonly...

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Let the half-term fun begin!

Since the government’s easing of lockdown restrictions since May 17th, hugs and holidays are back – with many UK attractions welcoming visitors back through their doors. The easing of restrictions opens more opportunities for activities and days out this May half term with your children. The rule of six- or two-house household restrictions...

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Nature and wellbeing

During the first lockdown being allowed to go outside once a day became an essential part of getting through the day for me.  ONS data reported that 52% also found that exercising outside helped them cope in the lockdown.  But it is not just exercising that brings benefits. Nature has a significant impact on health. Studies have...

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Ecotherapy

Reflexology, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy -all alternative treatments that we have heard of, if not tried.  But there is another type of therapy that you may have dipped your toe into without even realising.  Ecotherapy aims to improve your health through engaging in outdoor activities in nature. There are a multitude of ways that this can take...

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Mental Health After Covid

For Mental Health Awareness Week, Polly Collingridge, our international wellbeing resource associate has looked at employee mental health after covid. The mental health of the nation – of all nations – has suffered during the pandemic. At the same time, we have experienced a global paradigm shift in our ways of working. As lockdown eases...

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Mindful living

5 Ways To Stay Present

Pay attention to your thoughts: Feed all your senses: Use all five of your senses to bring you back to the present, instead of allowing yourself to be governed by your thoughts. Doing this stops any unhelpful rumination and reminds you that what matters most is what’s happening right in front of you, in the moment. Try the 54321 Technique: Close...

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