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

Reponding to online reviews

Getting the Most Out of Negative Reviews

Companies can look to Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work winning companies to get an idea of what it takes to be a highly rated company on Glassdoor. While a quick scan of the reviews may reveal fun perks and competitive compensation, the best companies go beyond the tangibles when it comes to supporting their employees. […]

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Socialising with colleagues

The Importance of social investment in creating a happy workplace

I’ve been reading a fantastic book lately called The Happiness Advantage. If you haven’t already read it – I would highly recommend it. It’s focussed on dispelling the myth (despite what we are repeatedly told as children) that if we work hard, we will be successful and ultimately happy as a result. The book teaches […]

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Laura Ashley | glassdoor

Look after your staff, or else? Just ask Laura Ashley!

Laura Ashley, one of the world’s best-loved fashion and home furnishings companies comes from humble beginnings, established in 1953 back in Wales. However, has the business that established a global footprint and a strong reputation for pthe roduct now forgotten about its biggest asset… its people!? Around 12 months ago a friend of mine had a […]

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National discontent and disengagement over Brexit

Disengagement on a national level

I vowed to never write a political piece, but the EU referendum is an opportunity to discuss disengagement on a national level. Let’s get it out the way, I voted to remain as did a lot of people similar to me who are in their 30s and either live or work in London. This isn’t […]

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Cannes Lions 2016

Cannes Lions Partners with The Happiness Index

I am honoured to say that this year The Happiness Index has the amazing opportunity of partnering with Cannes Lions festival which takes place from 18th – 25th June. We will be helping the organisers gather feedback from attendees of their Marketing Academy managed by Jim Stengel. This is an exciting time for both creatives, marketeers […]

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Top 5 disrupters

Who did our Co-Founder put in his top 5 disrupters?

As featured here in LinkedIn Pulse earlier today, our Co-Founder Chris Hyland shares his thoughts on the recent news that The Happiness Index has been voted into the Top 100 Disruptive brands in the UK. “When I heard that The Happiness Index had been recognised as one of the top 100 Disruptive brands in the […]

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Are you faking sincerity?

“Once you can fake sincerity, you’ve got it made.”

There’s a sign that used to be a regular feature in small shops and restaurants which read something like this: “If you enjoyed our experience with us, tell others. If not, tell us.” It’s been around for years, and so familiar that you could easily miss just how effectively it summarises where we are now […]

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