Working Long hours culture
The Chartered Management Institute UK, reports on the long-hours culture and the impact it has on staff. It certainly makes for interesting reading. On the down side: Managers put in an extra 29 days a year – which actually cancels out the 28 days annual holiday entitlement! 54% of Managers say that their working hours have...
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Taking Work Home is Deadly
According to the latest research the most dangerous habit you might have, is not switching off from work and interrupting personal and family life, as opposed to other habits such as eating, drinking or even smoking. The research which was was published  in the latest edition of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, was reported in the...
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Employee Engagement
An interesting article by Gallup on employee engagement shows that only around a third of employees are actively engaged at work. However, what is more alarming is that two thirds of employees are not engaged with work and around a fifth of employees are actively disengaged. Organisations which actively engage employees outperform their rivals in every sector, yet many organisations are still...
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Resilience podcast from the CIPD
This is a really good podcast from the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and looks at Resilience and the key concepts of developing a more Adaptive Mindset. It discusses many of the core concepts that we explore in our own courses and materials and emphasises just how important this area has become, as...
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Developing Mental Resilience
This is an enlightening report from the HSE looking at stress in the workplace. Work-related stress, depression or anxiety is defined as a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work. The full report concludes that work related stress depression and anxiety continue to represent a significant ill health...
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