How your style can boost mood and productivity

The power of style How your style can not only boost your mood, but also your productivity Whilst it goes without saying that what we wear isn’t the biggest concern right now, it’s hard to dispute the transformative power of clothes. Getting dressed each morning serves as a psychological boundary to separate between bed and business mode, and...

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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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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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How Nature Positively Affects Our Mental Health

Connecting with Nature is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week on 10-16 May 2021 – with the aim to inspire more people to connect with nature and notice the impact that this connection can have for their mental health. During lockdown, millions of us turned to nature for our daily exercise. According to The Mental Health...

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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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Why working from home is good for businesses

Why working from home is good for business This week is National Work Life Week.   It is the charity Working Families annual campaign designed to get employers and employees talking about what can be done to get the best work:life balance for both. This year has seen an unprecedented number of people working from home, juggling life and generally...

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Lockdown, from burn out to muddling through

Lockdown, from burn out to muddling through In our house we started lockdown a week or so earlier than the rest of UK, our son developed, what in hindsight, was “just a cough” and we started self-isolation on the 17th March. We diligently marked the calendar with our 14 days, my wife was upset that we had to cancel our daughter’s cello exam, while...

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7 tips to more productive working from home

Seven tips to help you stay on task while you’re working from home Work from home they said, it would be fun they said. Working from home has become the new normal as a result of COVID-19, but more than four months in are all employees enjoying it and remaining focused and productive? Until now, many people have been working from home whilst juggling...

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Parenting and beyond during Covid-19 times

Parenting and beyond during Covid-19 times Admittedly, the majority of parents have felt a LOT of pressure these last few months. The uncertainty of schools reopening, quarantines, job losses or changes, inability to plan, cancellations of trips, difficulties in organising family life and socialising or seeing dear ones has been very challenging....

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