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Mental heath

Why is mental ill-health so prevalent in the workplace?

 

According to DR Zain Sikafi, CEO and CO-Founder of Mynurva, the UK is currently battling a mental health crisis. Large numbers of people across the country are suffering from symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress, but few are seeking the treatment or support they need. There are many reasons for this …

How to retain your best people

 

SMEs acutely understand the importance of retaining their best talent. But without having large pots to dip into for handsome pay rises, how can they hold onto employees that may be tempted to look elsewhere? According to Brett Hill, managing director at The Health Insurance Group, there is plenty that …

Recognising the early signs before you’re burned out

 

According to HSE, around 15.4 million working days are lost due to work-related stress in 2017 with 595,000 British workers suffering from Mental Health issues such as depression and anxiety over the last 12 months with 239,000 new cases. Further research by the CIPD and SimplyHealth found presenteeism had more than tripled from …

Employee engagement

Use the 3 Cs of employee engagement to grow your small business

 

A perfect metaphor for teamwork is the V-shape of geese flying overhead, all working towards a common goal.   According to Karen O’Donnell from Toastmasters International, If our small businesses create a supportive environment, our teams have the potential to be actively engaged, adopt the organisation’s vision and purpose, and …

How SMEs can attract Gen Z

 

The freshest generation of talent – Gen Z, those born between 1995-2004 – are filtering into the jobs market and are looking for their first role. Brett Hill, managing director at The Health Insurance Group highlights how SMEs are in a great position to attract the best of this latest …

5 common health and safety risks in the workplace

 

Health and safety issues can cause many problems in the workplace – not least putting your employees at risk. The best way to avoid them is to be aware of them. Richard Miller, managing director of powered access rental company Star Platforms tells us which risks to keep an eye out for. …

How to invest in your team for the most effective business

 

If you have a great team, your business will flourish. But how can you make them as productive and cohesive as possible? Mark Watts, Director at Just Airsoft explains.   At the core of your business lies the team. Of course, few people underestimate the value of the team. However, like many things …

The business of social networking

 

This is an edited extract of the award-winning book, Relax! It’s Only Social Media by Luan Wise.   The business of social networking Frightened of social media? There’s no need. It’s nothing new! The book begins by looking at a brief history of social media, the evolution of marketing and …