It’s Gloomy Out There

The weather we’ve been experiencing here in the U.K., and indeed in some other parts of the world, is hardly inspiring and can easily have an effect on our motivation to get things done. The connection between how employees feel and how an organisation performs is now beyond question....

Quashing The Winter Blues

So the festive season has come to a close and it’s time to embrace the New Year. January brings the joys of tighter waistbands, dwindling bank balances and the dreaded back-to-work blues. Couple this with the inevitable failure of New Year resolutions and winter illness you could see the...

Why Does Santa Have Three Gardens?

So he can ‘Ho Ho Ho’! Yep, the dreaded cracker jokes are rife this time of year, we moan and roll our eyes, but really, these attempts at making us laugh are not unexpected, yet still make us smile. Humour and laughter is an integral part of our being....

Pre Christmas Employee Engagement Boost

As the end of another year approaches, employee contribution and overall engagement levels can begin to falter as the organisation gradually winds down for the festive period. However, the end of one year and the beginning of another can be a great time to boost employee engagement activity. The...

Can I have a P please Bob?

I’m sure we all remember the quiz where that legendary question would pop up.  The teenage contestants able to choose a letter to help them track across a board.  It always seemed that whenever P appeared on the board the contestants would vie to be able to ask for...

Have You Got A Scary Boss?

With Halloween just a matter of days away, I started to think about all things scary. When I was young, I was scared of all sorts of things, my dad, the school bully, monsters under the bed, ghosts in the wardrobe, you name it, but not so much these...

Eggy Bread Is The Answer To Employee Engagement

Well not quite, but quite possibly. I was having a comfort eating moment, eggy bread of all things. For many eggy bread hits the spot. Especially with a bit of ketchup or brown sauce. So when it comes to employee engagement, having your people engaged, happy, fulfilled, satisfied and...

Is An Ergonomic Process Worth The Cost?

Are your staff complaining about aches and pains? Perhaps they aren’t performing at their best? Well perhaps their workstation and working environment has something to do with it. Hunching over a desk may not seem like a major safety risk now, but imagine the possible health risks of spending...

Pets In The Workplace? Really?

Quite a few years ago now, I worked in an administrative role in a fantastic home for the elderly with mental health issues. It was a great job, no one day was ever the same. There was a small of group of employees who were responsible for the social...

Workplace Wellness – Is It Really Important?

Most employers know that an engaged workforce is more likely to be a more effective and productive one, but what is often unrecognised is the connection between engagement and the health and wellbeing of employees. So the answer to the question in the title of this blog is simply...