15
Jun

Wellbeing and Men: We’re All Different

Mental Health Risks For Men Let’s start with some statistics; 75% of all suicides are male, yet only 25% of all those treated for a mental health condition are male. What causes this discrepancy? WHO suggest that men are often less likely to seek help but even when they do, established unconscious bias means that …

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6
Jun

Mental Health at Work – Does One Size Fit All?

Are There Gender Differences When It Comes To Mental Health? When businesses consider wellbeing policies and practices in the workplace it is often with a gender-neutral approach. However research tells us that there are gender differences in mental health, the underlying causes of stress at work, and the individual experience of stress. In our next …

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18
Dec

Six Reasons Why Productivity Is Low and What You Can Do About It

Recently I was talking to a senior manager at a local business. It’s a subsidiary of a USA company and their senior management was unhappy with the UK office performance. He was very worried about the implications for the future. Productivity had not dropped, but neither had it risen as the parent company expected. The Chartered Institute …

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20
Nov

Do You Know What Your Employees Are Legally Entitled To?

Whenever new Statutory rights for employees are announced I wait for the inevitable outcry from business leaders. The CBI and others hit the media about how many businesses will shut, how many jobs will be lost, and how it is all a catastrophe. Yet, strangely, I’ve never seen a report confirming these disaster scenarios. With …

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22
Nov

How to Introduce Flexible Working

Are you worried about the effects on your business following the government’s decision to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees? If you don’t have a policy to allow employees to request flexible working you may well be concerned. Flexible Working – The Law The current law allows parents with children under …

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