It’s less than 2 weeks until the Chancellor reveals his latest budget and as such Pre-budget rumours are all over the news. With the Government already promising an additional £20 billion increase to the NHS budget, we can expect a combination of tax rises and budget cuts to form the large part of the announcement. […]
You may have recently seen the Duke of Cambridge launching ‘Mental Health at Work’, a new initiative from Heads Together and Mind, aiming to change the way that we approach workplace mental health in the UK.
It’s sobering to read the latest research from Mind which shows how a culture of fear and silence around mental health can be costly to employers….
According to the attached article, two thirds of SME bosses believe that they face a benefits gap in comparison to larger employers. The research, carried out by Opinium in March 2018 among 508 decision-makers at organisations employing between 50 and 299 staff, found that 69% of senior managers believe they have a duty to provide benefits beyond pensions. […]
Intensive lobbying from interested parties has failed to change the Government’s mind on removing childcare vouchers. From 4th October 2018, the current childcare voucher scheme will be closed to new entrants and the only option on the table (for those who are eligible) is tax free childcare. We find it disappointing that the Government has […]
Performance Management has always been a tricky thing for organisations to get right. Traditional appraisal processes have relied on formal meetings and the completion of long forms which struggle to genuinely capture the contribution an employee makes to their organisation. Done badly, performance management is less a tool to develop people and more a weapon […]
The death of a child must be truly traumatic for any parent. The last thing they want to be concerned about is feeling obliged to rush back to work straight after losing a child. Allowing a period of time off to grieve is often effective in helping overcome bereavement in the long term. Everyone deals […]
It’s so important for our mental health that we look after ourselves.
Why is it so important?
Here’s a few facts:
It’s estimated that one in four adults are affected by mental health issues at some point in their lives
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As I sat here enjoying a well-deserved 2 week break, I began pondering, why on earth don’t all employees take their full annual leave allowance? Depending on which survey you read, between half to two thirds of all UK employees fail to take their full annual leave allowance. On top of this, nearly half of […]
Maybe you are a charity, non-profit or a church organisation….if so, you are likely to have volunteers helping you to achieve your vision. Carey Nieuwhof recently explored the struggle to find, keep and retain volunteers. Here’s a few questions to ask yourself about your volunteers: Are they happy and motivated in their role? Do you […]
So here we are at the business end of the recruitment activity. By now you have identified your need to recruit and you have defined what skills and experience you require in your new hire. From that strong start, you’ve advertised your role and you have received candidates who are hungry to join your team. […]