Tranquillity and peace aren’t always two words you’d associate with a busy working office – but that’s about to change. 21 June is International Yoga Day, where people around the world celebrate the impact yoga has had on their lives, and the impact it can have on the world.
2017 is nearly at the halfway mark and the summer months are approaching, which means the start of the holiday season – and hopefully better weather! June sees the start of Bike Week, an event set up by charity Cycling UK to promote the environmental, health and social benefits of cycling, and to encourage people […]
There are a few reasons why negative behaviour can appear in the office. It could be a workplace culture that’s a bit too constricting or unrealistic deadlines that are causing stress, for example. It’s really important to address these issues, to change behaviour for the better. How? Well, no business wants to turn their employees […]
Spring is here, the days are getting warmer and it’s safe enough to venture outside without a coat some days. In light of the better temperatures, 7 April 2017 marked the annual Walk to Work day, where businesses encouraged their employees to exercise by commuting on foot to work rather than public transport.
Improving staff health is not only beneficial to business performance, but more importantly employee morale, motivation and engagement. Here are five common myths about improving staff health through health wellbeing programmes and the real truth behind them. Many staff still feel the pressures of the recent recession, in particular doing more work for […]
A new report suggests that an hour’s “brisk exercise”, for example, a brisk walk, each day offsets the risks of early death linked to a desk-bound working life. Many employees spend 8 hours or more at a desk each and every day, and there is no escape from sitting for prolonged periods, and this doesn’t […]
Under-35s earned £8,000 less in their 20s than Generation X workers, according to new research from The Resolution Foundation. The new researched showed that Millennials, who are aged between 15 and 35, fared significantly worse than their parents in Generation X during their first years of employment. The report looked at how three separate generations […]
It is all too easy to get caught up in trying to give your employees the latest ‘cool’ benefits and rewards rather than giving them what they need. But sometimes it’s good to take things back to basics and keep it simple. So here are three perks you should definitely offer your employees if you’re […]
The diverse nature of the UK’s workforce is both a challenge and an opportunity for employers. Organisations have to manage both young people who are entering the workforce for the first time along with older workers who are continuing the trend of extending their working lives. The UK population is projected to continue ageing with […]
Research by the National Charity Partnership, a collaboration between the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, and Tesco has found that over half of the employees it surveyed (52%) never leave the office at lunchtime, and nearly a quarter (24%) regularly work through their lunch break. The concept of employee wellbeing is continuing to grow in […]