Our latest thoughts, ideas and tips on all aspects of making people happier, more engaged and higher-performing.

Boardroom buy-in people analytics

How to get boardroom buy-in for people analytics

Imagine if your company showed the same care and attention to its people as it does with its financial performance… As HR experts, we can appreciate all the unique ways that people analytics can benefit our businesses, by helping us to measure the most important asset we have… Our People. All that’s left is to […]

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Bringing happiness into boardroom

New reporting legislation brings happiness into the boardroom

Not much of a reader? Watch our 10-min video instead! The Who, What, Why, How Are you aware that many UK businesses (possibly including yours) are now subject to new reporting requirements? Affected businesses need to detail in their Directors’ reports how they engage with their people. It’s vital that you understand how to comply […]

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How to improve company culture & boost staff retention

Winter is here, Christmas is behind us and it’s a new decade! This has all got me thinking… It’s a known fact that the “New year, new me” mantra can be a big catalyst for people changing careers. A recent study by Monster revealed that January is the most popular month for people leaving their […]

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5 employee engagement trends for 2020… and beyond

Ever since workers’ rights were legislated and you could no longer use brute force or fear to boost productivity – employee engagement has been the most important catalyst for business success. Employee engagement is an “issue” that every business leader must think about. No, it’s not going away. No, it isn’t just a buzzword/phrase. Yes, […]

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HR Happiness Happiness Report

Lack of Career Development Hampering the Happiness of HR

The happiness of HR professionals is being held back by a lack of career development… so reveals our inaugural HR Happiness Index. The finding comes from new research we conducted in November 2019 in the week leading up to the CIPD annual conference. HR professionals were asked to rate their level on the 20 factors […]

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2020 Vision | Creating Thriving, Human-led Cultures

If you’re one of the (lucky) few who weren’t inundated by our relentless promotions recently – we hosted 2020 Vision this month! It was a conference where industry experts spoke around helping people create thriving cultures and human-led businesses.  It involved entertaining and insightful talks, as well as expert panel sessions where the audience had […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder, bad weather

5 tips to defeat Seasonal Affective Disorder

It doesn’t take a trained psychiatrist to tell us that the weather can affect our mood. If it’s rainy and cold then our mood can suffer, and if it’s sunny we may have an extra spring in our step. As the days get increasingly darker, our moods often follow suit. For some people, the darker […]

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How to survive the work Christmas party

As the festive season snowballs into full swing, the work Christmas party is getting nearer and nearer. You’ve been working hard for the whole year and now it’s time to slip into your most flattering elf outfit and have some festive fun! For many of us, this is an occasion we Ho-heartedly welcome (sorry). For […]

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How to apply Self-determination theory to boost workplace motivation

There’s always a lot of debate about different psychological studies here at The Happiness Index. Our team benefits from the knowledge and passion of several experienced psychologists – one of whom is the neurological psychologist, human performance coach and author Clive Hyland. With these bright minds on our side, it’s no surprise that we appreciate and […]

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