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

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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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 & boost staff retention

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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Office politics conspiracy workplace HR

Office politics – Pros, cons and tips to govern it

Put simply, office politics are the strategies people adopt to gain an advantage over their peers. The term is often thought of in a negative light, as these competitive strategies often come at the expense of others. If you asked a worker about their views on office politics, they will probably say that they avoid […]

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Engaged and happy workers are more productive. Teamwork, collaboration and social investement.

How happiness & teamwork creates success

I want you to indulge me for 30 seconds… Think about the best job you’ve ever had. Picture yourself there. Are your memories filled with the people you were working with, the conversations, the fun, the laughter, working together in adversity, delivering great results and the camaraderie? That’s far more likely than memories of your […]

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