- Workplace Democracy, Decision-Making, and a Brexit State of Mind?

Democracy; can it ever really exist in the truest form, or will there always be a slant of bias in one direction? Front page political news lately has predominantly consisted of Brexit, deal or no deal and whether we should hold another referendum. This had us drawing comparisons between considerations and actions we need to

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- The Global Climate Strike – How Will You Respond?

This September, UK employers may find themselves with an interesting challenge, as climate crisis protesters encourage UK workers to walk out of their workplaces, and strike in support of their student counterparts. The worldwide strike, organised by Global Climate Strike, commencing on 20 September 2019, is encouraging people around the world to “stop ‘business as

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- Managing Stress, Anxiety and Depression in the Workplace

A little healthy stress provides many of us with the drive to do our best and stay focused at work.  However, prolonged and high levels of stress can have the opposite effect and lead to long-term physical and mental health problems for employees, and issues regarding morale, productivity and staff turnover for the organisation they

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- Menopause and the workplace

This month’s blog will focus on the menopause and its potential impact on the workplace, and what Employers can do to ensure their workforce is considered, supported and ultimately, retained. The Office of National Statistics highlights the fact that menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the UK workforce.  With 1 in 3 of

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- Bank Holidays – 5 Commonly Asked Questions

On the auspicious occasion of the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan’s baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, it did leave a few of us in the hope of being granted an additional bank holiday, as we were for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. But alas, no – even his timely arrival on

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- Halos & Horns In The Workplace

Have you ever heard of the halos/horns effect? The halo/horns effect is a form of cognitive bias where we allow a single trait, action, event or behaviour, halo (good) or horns (bad), to overshadow all others that follow. The halo effect pre-disposes you to think favourably of a person or company, while the horns effect

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- 3 Simple Ways To Improve Gender Equality in the Workplace

This month, we celebrated International Women’s Day; a day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and a call to action for gender equality. Would you be shocked to know that, of the 10,015 companies who submitted their Gender pay data in 2018, 78% reported a pay gap that favoured men over

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- Retirement – A jump off a cliff, or a gentle glide into the blue?

Intense exercise, prescription medication, a diet high in sugar – all things we shouldn’t stop suddenly, but rather ease into, and reduce gradually, giving ourselves a chance to become accustomed, physically, mentally and emotionally. It can be argued, and has been argued, that the same applies to our working lives. Termed as the ‘cliff edge’,

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- Pension Contributions Rise – Are you and your employees ready?

The only certainty we have in life is said to be death and taxes, but many would argue that getting older is also a certainty, whether by moments or by decades. With most of us intending to see retirement (AKA the good life) at some point, the importance of a good pension has never been

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- Here comes the snow!

So far this year, we have been blessed with an amazing summer and a relatively mild autumn, but with the annual predictions of heavy snow this could change any time now. Therefore, it is advisable to be prepared for any complications that adverse weather conditions could bring to your company this winter. Make it Clear

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