26
May

The Truth Behind Mental Health In The Construction Industry

The Construction News has published a survey on the mental health experiences of workers in the construction industry, and the results have been described by construction business leaders as shocking. The report found: One in four workers had considered taking their life. 55% had experienced mental health issues. 42% had suffered these issues at their …

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28
Apr

Spotting Mental Health Problems in Others:

Prince Harry’s recent revelation that after many years suffering, he sought help for the grief of his mother’s death has left many of us wondering how we would spot others in emotional stress. After all, most people saw the Prince as a tough, capable soldier who let his hair down when off duty – what’s …

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10
Aug

Namasté on the Radio!

Mindfulness on the Radio: David and I were invited along to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire today to talk about wellbeing at work, the conversation went from mindful walks to mobile phones, on to multitasking, taking breaks and wellbeing and performance, we even spoke about Ben and Jerry’s! Listen Again To find out more you can listen …

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20
Oct

Mindfulness at Work

Are you aware of how Mindfulness can help to reduce tension and improve performance at work? Many individuals are beginning to experience the benefits of regular mindfulness practice, however, there can be a lack of understanding at a business level as to how such a practice could be beneficial in the workplace. Research shows a …

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9
Oct

World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10th October

Let’s talk about it: promoting well-being in work Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day and we’re all invited to consider what we can each do to promote our well-being. Have you had your five-a-day? asks Mind in their awareness raising campaign and I ask myself how their five-a-day relates to promoting employee well-being. Be …

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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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4
Apr

Employment Law Update

The latest in the world of employment law, lots of changes were planned for April, some have gone live others have been delayed. Employee Shareholder Contracts – Delayed to September 2013 For a little while common sense prevailed, the House of Lords voted against the proposal to introduce employee shareholder contracts, unfortunately the Government still …

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8
Mar

National Apprenticeship Week runs from 11 to 15 March

So what? I might hear you ask. Well, nothing if you are not an employer or considering employing someone. If you are an employer have you considered taking on an apprentice? Some key facts: An apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that fits the needs of the business. Apprenticeships are there for new and existing …

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8
Feb

Where will you take your business in 2013?

The start of a new tax year is a time when businesses look at their goals for the year ahead and decide what areas they want to grow and how to go about it. Often businesses experience intense growth and major successes resulting in fast paced change, but when constant change becomes ‘business as usual’ it can result in …

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9
Jan

Planned Employment Law Changes for 2013

2013 is going to be a busy one for employment law changes. Lots of these changes have come about as a result of the Government’s promise of a ‘one-in-two-out’ policy for regulation from 2013. Here is my roundup of changes that are planned through to summer and how to prepare. February 2013 Statutory Compensation Rates …

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