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.
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 ayouGovpoll, 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 daysa 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 toincreased hunger. In the run-up tonational Stress Awareness Day, what can you as employers do to reduce stress-eating? more»
For many of us, the four-day working week is little more than a very distant dream. Needless to say, an extra day of leisure is a pleasing concept but the question is: would we still be able to get our work done with one less day in the office? Or would less time mean a frantic scramble and big headaches? more»
When it comes to office politics, there's one thing that takes precedence above everything else: the hot drinks round. Some people see the brew round as a perfect opportunity to make colleagues a tea or coffee safe in the knowledge that, in an hour's time, theyll return the favour. more»
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»
A working life that's totally free from stress is near impossible. So many people were unsurprised when statistics broke earlier this year saying that 90% of UK employees feel high levels of anxiety in the office more»
"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 fromtopCV have revealed the real issues employees face within the work environment. more»
The eight till late? culture that permeates Britain has employees experiencing new levels of stress. More than two-fifths of British workers say they regularly lose sleep as a result of workplace demands. But why is it that we live in a society that promotes an unhealthy attitude towards work? Why do we celebrate employees who stretch beyond their limits, answer calls outside of office hours and respond to emails on the weekends? more»