Having A Pet Is Better Than Popping A Pill

I recently read a great article written by the BBC about how bringing your pet dog to work can help alleviate workplace stress and lift the mood of employees. And having come across this cartoon by Benita Epstein it got me thinking – the benefits of having a pet...

All Hands On Deck

Today’s tube strike in London is undoubtedly going affect many businesses and organisations across the capital with quite possibly a hefty chunk of their workers unable to get into work for part if not all of the day. This leaves those that have managed to get into the office...

Right People In The Right Jobs

The skills of an organisations workforce change over time, and so does its business. Getting the right people into the right jobs is absolute key and critical to an organisations growth and overall success and getting it wrong can be costly. Having the right people in the right jobs...

Tackling The Job Exodus Time Bomb

According to Investors In People, approximately 47% of the UK’s workforce will be on the lookout for a new job in 2014. Attracting the right employees and hanging onto them is a problematic and ongoing issue faced by many organisations. There’s no more valuable resource for any organisation than...

Ohh Matron! – A Debate On Employee Engagement From The 70’s

The notion that employee engagement is something new, fan dangled or faddy is simply not true. If you look at the aspects, elements, drivers of high employee engagement they are neither complicated, nor wholly new concepts or situations. Take a look at this Michael Parkinson interview from the 1970’s...

Actually, It Is A Laughing Matter…

Work-related stress is a huge problem in the UK and, with on average 40 day’s unpaid overtime a year, Britons work the longest hours in Europe. This has led to workers in the UK taking approximately 5 days a year off with stress, anxiety and depression as reasons for...

Dealing With The Doldrums At Work

Just being able to get through the day is just one of the motivational problems that people encounter at work and it can have an adverse effect on employee engagement levels and productivity won’t exactly be at its peak. So, just how do you deal with the problem of...

Keeping The Fire Stoked

Just like losing some weight or giving up smoking we all know that the journey to achieving a goal can be tough. But, what we also know is that keeping the weight off or continued refrainment from nicotine can be equally, if not more of a test than getting...

News Just In………..

We have been rewarded and recognised for all our hard work over the past 12 months by being shortlisted for a ‘Business 2 Business’ award at the prestigious Essex Business Awards being held in Southend on 9th May 2014. As you may be aware, we have experienced exponential growth...

Skip, Skip, Skipping To Work – Part Two

Last week we started to take a look at the benefits to both employee and employer of partaking in regular physical activity and introducing a workplace wellness program. However, it’s all well and good realising the benefits of such wellness programs, but your employees need to be engaged in...