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Are You A Petty Condiment Pilferer?

September 18th, 2018 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

With both my kids off to University in the next week or so, I’ve been racking my brains for ideas to impart to help them get through what is going to be ‘lean times’.

Of course, there’s the list of easy cheap recipes, how to make washing powder, washing up liquid, shower gel and shampoo go further, put not so dirty clothes on a rinse, buy or borrow used textbooks, look out for reduced produce in supermarkets, don’t impulse buy and so on.

Then this morning, reaching into the glove compartment of my car to select a different CD to listen to on my way to work I spotted a selection of condiment sachets, extras I intended to take home and use.

Now, I understand there’s an ethical argument here as to whether it is ok to take more than the unwritten rule that you should only take what you need. But these freebies are there for the taking – right? And my … read more »

Meet The Team – Katherine Reid

September 11th, 2018 by Katherine Reid | No Responses

Here’s Katherine!

What’s Your Biggest Inspiration?

Seeing people achieve; be successful and do amazing things that they have worked hard for. Tenacity, determination and resilience are traits that I hugely admire in others.  I’m also partial to a bit of fabulous communication – those brilliant people who have fascinating insights to share about life the world and everything on TEDtalks are amazing.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

The only thing I knew for certain was that I didn’t want to be a teacher as my mum was a primary school teacher and a SENCO and my Dad was a Special Needs Headteacher and an OFSTED inspector.  I am curious and fascinated by people – why do we do the things we do, so I knew Psychology was going to float my boat.  For a while, I thought about being an Educational Psychologist but my Dad told me I would find that too frustrating.  So, instead, I am a Business … read more »

Get Drastic With Plastic

September 4th, 2018 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

Very much in the news these days is the devastating effect that plastic has on our precious wildlife if left to blow and float around our landscapes.

Most of us have seen video footage of animals and birds caught up in something made of plastic – seals trapped in a fishing net, birds with plastic bottle tops wedged onto their beaks, turtles with plastic straws jammed up their nostrils, deer with their heads caught up in discarded plastic garden furniture. And we know it doesn’t end there and that there are plenty more incidents of creatures being ensnared in plastic, and even, sadly, dying from such a predicament.

Whilst there may be no quick fix to this worldwide problem, there are still many campaigns afoot to try and reduce the amount of plastic used, both at home in our day to day lives as well as in industry, especially supermarkets, who are turning to providing paper bags and allowing people to bring … read more »

It’s Got Legs

September 3rd, 2018 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

We have often talked about how inspiring working environments have a positive effect on employee engagement. Well here’s a whacky idea for you!

Danish architect studio N55 has developed a dwelling that literally walks about. Seems a bit Star Trek, but it’s true.

Built on six insect like, independently manoeuvrable hydraulic legs, and reaching a top speed of (wait for it) 60 meters an hour, this high tech, robotic invention can travel on almost any terrain, offering an ever-changing view from its numerous windows.

It also has lots of other features that we like too. It is solar and wind-powered, has an eco-friendly compostable loo, collects rainwater and has an environmentally friendly system that produces hot water. As well as this, it stands 3.5 meters high, avoiding floods and the designers say a wood burner to produce CO2 neutral heat can be added as well as a small greenhouse to grow crops.

This creeping crawling contraption can be programmed at a walking pace. It’s … read more »

Meet the team – Jaime Johnson

August 22nd, 2018 by tsiadmin | No Responses

Here’s Jaime!

What’s Your Biggest Inspiration?

My parents instilled a work ethic in me at a young age – cleaning cars for pocket money – they both worked hard, my father set up his own business whilst supporting a young family, and now I work to inspire the same work ethic and initiative in my three children.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I enjoyed school and I always wanted to go to university, and that was my goal growing up – to get the grades to head off to uni. I also had to work my way through too and spent many an hour in call centres and packing pork chops!

What motivates you?

I enjoy giving employees a voice and helping organisations make sense of their staff’s experience.

What do you bring to the world of employee research?

I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise, I’ve worked in the industry all my working life – nearly two decades; I also … read more »

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