Work and Wellbeing

With staff representing the most important investment most companies – large or small – make, the health and wellbeing of these employees is paramount. Taking a proactive approach to health and wellbeing not only enables a small business to get the best out of its employees, but also helps with key issues such as recruitment, retention and absenteeism. Our Work and Wellbeing hub brings together expert advice with shared experiences from small business owners who have put their employees front and centre.
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5 ways to stop stress eating in the office

Occasional stress can be surprisingly beneficial for us. By stimulating our ‘fight or flight’ response, the released epinephrine hormone can help us work more efficiently. However, it's no secret that too much stress is bad for us. According to a YouGov poll, three-quarters of people have been overwhelmed and ‘unable to cope’ as a result of stress. And it’s taking its toll on the UK workforce, which loses 15.4 million working days a year due to this issue.  I'm sure many are aware that stress can also lead to over-eating. The primary stress hormone, Cortisol, is linked to increased hunger. In the run-up to National Stress Awareness Day, what can you as employers do to reduce stress-eating? more»

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How to work with someone you dislike

Sports teams and business teams are a bit like families – you can’t choose who your family are, and you can’t guarantee you’re going to get on easily with them, just as you don’t choose your teammates at work or in sport either. The director or managers recruit them in the workplace based on specific professional skills and attributes. more»

How to handle bullying in your office

"It's common for people in positions of high power to have narcissistic, sociopathic or psychopathic traits to create a mask that hides their underlying 'shadow' of insecurities," says one of the UK's leading psychologists, Nick Davies. This may be the reason why so many people working in offices around the country today experience bullying that is arguably worse than anything ever experienced in the schoolyard. Testimonials from TopCV have revealed the real issues employees face within the work environment.   more»

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