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

Humanising robots and technology

The importance of humanising robots

I’ve always been gadget-obsessed! In fact, I think I began programming on my Atari ST at the age of 5! We live in such an exciting time because there’s so much innovation. Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and IBM letting us consume advances en masse and at scale through their clouds. The means of interacting with […]

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Managing reducing absenteeism work life balance wellness

How to manage and reduce absenteeism

We all miss work days from time to time. We’re human after all! However, if employees don’t think work attendance is important, your culture isn’t right or they’re not engaged – they may tend to take advantage of being absent. When this happens, the cost to you and your company is great. By focussing on […]

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The importance of annual leave and holiday

The importance of holidays – Go get some sun!

I recently started a new role at The Happiness Index as Head of People. During my induction, I was asked by our Head of Robots – Matt Stannard, “What makes you happy?” Apart from the obvious answer of family, my immediate answer was “Holidays”! Whether it’s visiting a new city, skiing or returning to a […]

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AHM Annual Happiness Meeting

Our Annual Happiness Meeting (AHM) – Video & Key Takeaways

Happy new year one and all… I realise it’s a bit late seeing as it’s the middle of Jan but it’s the first bit of content I’ve published this year! A few weeks ago the team & I attended our AHM, yes our first ever Annual Happiness Meeting in the vibrant city of Brighton on the […]

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2019 new year resolutions for businesses

5 New Year’s resolutions for businesses in 2019

“In a world of increasing change and complexity, we have a lot to think about as we develop the future for HR. But we also have a great opportunity to position HR at the heart of business, rising to our role in building organizations [sic] that are more agile and adaptive, more diverse, more responsible […]

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How to improve company culture to retain your people

It is 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 jobs in the pursuit of something new – where nine out of 10 of Monster.com’s busiest days for job applications last year were during […]

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Drunk person asleep at the work Christmas party

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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