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5 employee engagement trends for 2019… 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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Change management. Motivating people through change

How to motivate your people through periods of change

We live in a world where the future is increasingly shrouded in uncertainty. External factors can affect our businesses – Brexit and the ambiguity around impending world trade agreements can immediately shift the climate we work in. Recent evidence suggests there will be more change and shockwaves to our businesses over the next five years […]

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How to Create a Thriving Company Culture

Every company wants to create the best possible corporate culture for themselves and their employees, but not all manage to make it happen! One of the best possible ways to create a thriving, successful company culture is by fostering one in which feedback is asked for, implemented, and rewarded. In fact, 78% of employees who […]

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Mindfulness and its impact on happiness

In the previous instalment of my happiness series we discussed moods. They are short-term states of mind with a long-term effect on our overall well-being and happiness.  Sometimes we can recognise what triggers our mood, but they are usually born on a much deeper level. As mentioned, both emotions (good & bad) could have a […]

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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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The future of HR is Punk: 12 tips to thrive

Here is my very personal view on what the future of HR looks like in successful companies. Feel free to agree or disagree, I won’t be offended. I have also added in top tips from 12 of the smartest people I know on how you can achieve this. N.B: For the purpose of this article […]

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Ain’t no stopping us now… We’re on the move

We are proud to announce we have just moved to our new office to accommodate our growth. It’s also to accommodate our unique bright, brash and vibrant design ideas that would even make the Changing Room’s cast uncomfortable!This is a taster: To quote the immortal words of Mcfadden and Whitehead; “Ain’t no stopping us now… […]

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The importance of work-life balance

The importance of work-life balance

Work plays a significant part in all our lives. Our earnings ensure that the lights stay on, there’s food on the table and the rainy-day pot is full. It is no easy task to achieve work-life balance in today’s unpredictable and fast-paced business world. As we grow increasingly more connected through technology and social media, […]

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