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Three pillars for a flourishing workplace

Interesting report by Dr John McGurk, Head of CIPD Scotland. “Three issues which point to how we can build well workplaces. The strain of work is down to job design, tasking, scheduling, and training and development. The lack of social support can be attributed to both the culture of an organisation and working environments that increase isolation, […]

Financial worries causing decline in performance

You can’t leave your worries at the front door…never a truer saying surely proven by a report recently released by the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). Charles Cotton, reward and performance adviser at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, said: “This report shines a light on how financial well-being […]

Experts welcome IPPR’s innovations to help more employees stay in work

“Organisations must place wellbeing on a par with sickness in an effort to tackle the UK’s spiralling sickness absence rate, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has said, as it unveiled a range of innovative ideas including ‘wellbeing days’ and a large-scale extension of sick leave. In its new report on long-term sickness absence, the […]

Is technology overtaking our personal contact?

So many technologies allow us to collaborate “virtually” today. Email, instant messaging, video conferencing, and desktop sharing are common parts of the workday for many people. But regardless of what technologies we use, all of our interactions still rely on a basic element: each other. No matter how many shiny tools we have, we can’t […]

Dealing with stress at work

We all feel a bit stressed from time-to-time. Whether you’re fed up with being sardined into place on the train during your morning commute or get annoyed with your computer, working can be stressful.   However, when stress really festers and starts to get too much, it can make your working life borderline-unbearable. Don’t get us wrong, […]

Pro-active vs Re-active

Is your employee care Pro-Active vs Re-Active? “Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) reveals that some of the most successful tools in reducing employee absence are an early intervention by line managers / (Business Pastors) and good communication. This effective communication can help to identify underlying causes of absence. A large part […]

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