wellbeing

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    Why we all need coaxing out from behind the sofa in 2023

    Only a month into the new year, issues we all wanted to see the back of in 2022 in many ways just seem to get worse. The war in Ukraine, high prices, labour shortages, strikes, ambulance waiting times and the deficit… the list goes on.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 01 February 2023

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    Wellbeing at work: a strategic approach is key

    Research shows that investing in employee wellbeing brings financial benefits for a business, but it’s essential employers carefully plan and implement their wellbeing programme, rather than taking an ad-hoc or reactive approach to problems.

    By Marcus Herbert, British Safety Council on 02 December 2022

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    Five top wellbeing initiatives of 2022

    Five approaches to wellbeing we have been particularly impressed by this year. From getting active outdoors, to writing poetry, or making art, initiatives aim to manage specific pressures the organisations identified.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 December 2022

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    Under-resourced wellbeing strategies likely to fail, says Deloitte report

    Bikes, bananas and one-off events don’t cut it anymore when it comes to wellbeing, states a new report from Deloitte which says that wellbeing needs investment and a strategy.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 November 2022

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    Did curiosity really kill the cat?

    You’ve heard the phrase. And you’ll understand the point. It’s a warning against involving yourself in others’ business, against asking too many questions. But is it good advice, really, to dissuade ourselves from inquisitiveness?

    By Dr Samantha Peters, Being Well Together on 28 November 2022

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    How we can help small businesses to ‘Keep Thriving’ this winter

    Last month, I asked ‘how can we avoid this becoming a winter of discontent?’ The government has since set out its plans to cap energy prices for consumers and businesses, and how it will seek to grow the economy and support people, largely through a series of tax cuts.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 03 October 2022

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    How can we avoid this being a winter of discontent?

    We now know the real extent of the rise we can expect in energy prices this autumn. An 80 per cent increase. Just take that in for a moment.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 04 September 2022

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    Employees want purpose not ‘flashy perks’, says report

    Employees rate having a purpose and feeling valued at work more than getting a pay rise, a new report has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 September 2022

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    Successful hybrid and flexible working: the right culture is key

    With the explosion in home working and dispersed workforces operating without a fixed workplace, it is more important than ever to support the mental wellbeing, engagement and performance of staff.

    By Chris Preston, The Culture Builders on 29 July 2022

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    Beating the bullies

    Bullying can have a detrimental effect on an employee’s mental wellbeing, but there are ways of preventing it – such as creating a culture that prioritises staff wellbeing over performance.

    By Dr Sam Farley, Leeds University Business School on 01 August 2022