27Sep 2018
mindfulness in the workplace, stress management, workplace wellbeing

Mindfulness is steadily gaining popularity as a stress reducing technique among employees and employers alike. It has been shown to significantly reduce workplace stress, frustration and burnout, so you can see why huge corporations such as Apple, Google and Aetna have implemented mindfulness as part of their staff wellbeing programmes. Even some primary schools have started […]

24Aug 2018
presenteeism at work, employee motivation

According to recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the average number of sick days taken by employees fell to an all time low last year. In 2017, individuals took an average of 4.1 days off sick, almost half what was taken in 1993. While this may sound like a positive statistic, […]

26Jun 2018
workplace mental health, workplace wellbeing, men, mental health

Despite coming a long way in terms of normalising mental health disorders and helping to relieve the weight of associated stigmas, there is still a long way to go. As we continue our efforts to help raise awareness of these issues, we’re dedicating this blog to the male community in honour of Father’s Day earlier […]

11Jun 2018

Last year, an estimated 12.5 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, anxiety or depression, costing the British economy over £6.5 billion during 2016/17. Fortunately, employee wellbeing has started to become a more poignant focus of overall business strategy, as more and more organisations begin to understand the impact that wellbeing has on […]

01Jun 2018
Why good managers need to be leaders

Managers and leaders. They’re one and the same, right? The short answer is “NO”. The concept does cause confusion, for although it is relatively easy to distinguish between the two roles, many people are both (or at least, try to be both). Managers by definition have a position of power over others, usually through having […]

24May 2018
Workplace wellbeing, 360 degree approach

Although many are aware of the concept of “wellbeing”, very few people understand it properly, or at least, neglect to put it into practice. Despite being a popular topic nowadays, it is not uncommon to witness organisations taking a linear approach to employee wellbeing. For example, you might find that a company is claiming to […]

26Apr 2018
stress in the workplace, mental health issues

Before Stress Awareness Month comes to an end, we wanted to squeeze in a piece about a highly prevalent issue we feel passionately about: stress in the workplace, and breaking the stigma surrounding associated mental health issues. Did you know that a whopping one in four employees took time off work last year due to […]

24Apr 2018
business networking event in Brighton

You need balance to thrive, and so does your business… As part of our mission to promote healthy work-life balance, we recently launched the Brighton Business Hub – a casual event for business professionals to network with like-minded individuals in a relaxed, informal environment. Earlier this month we had the pleasure of welcoming people from […]