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

Train Chaos Caused by Absenteeism

1000 Sick Days in a Month – Staff Railroad Companies into Submission

I was shocked to read yesterday that Southern Railways has released figures showing train conductors (and drivers to a lesser extent) have called in sick more than a thousand times in just one month alone. This is without doubt the starkest insight into why companies cannot afford to have unhappy, demotivated and unengaged staff that […]

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Is AI really a replacement for humans?

AI and the Human Takeover? I don’t think so

There is a lot of press coverage at the moment on the subject of intelligent robots and their potential replacement of human intelligence. Are we indeed creating a robotic species which will become more powerful than ourselves? It is a consideration which is both exciting and scary at the same time. History has shown us […]

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Mindfulness in the workplace

Why Mindfulness Meditation is Good for Business?

Practising Mindfulness meditation on a regular basis enhances a person’s ability to be fully present. That present awareness then creates greater choice on how we respond to the changes, pressures and challenges that we encounter in life. It boosts our resilience and emotional intelligence, makes us feel happier, less stressed and has even been shown […]

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What is People Analytics and why is it important?

What is People Analytics? Helping businesses gather and analyse vital information from people around their business, be it internal or external. Using data provided by your people to assist the decision making process. A regular feedback mechanism giving a ‘pulse’ of data. A way of measuring things that haven’t always previously been measured. Why is People Analytics […]

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people analytics

What do Brad Pitt and People Analytics have in common?

“We’ve got to think differently”… This is a direct quote from Brad Pitt’s character in the film Moneyball where he aims to challenge the status quo of how things have always been done. It’s also a sentence I hear from a lot of people in HR and client services who I speak to on a […]

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Measure your NPS score

Why I joined The Happiness Index, by Roma Varma

When you hear the words ‘The Happiness Index’, you can’t help but be intrigued. That’s exactly how I felt when I heard there were opportunities available within the company, and it was this curiosity that got me here writing this article today. I had a few job offers, so why did I choose The Happiness […]

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