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

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The Rise of the Independent & Collaborative Worker

Background: why independence? Last month I had the best answer to an interview question ever: “So Tom what’s your dream job?” “My dream job is to be able to work at my laptop wherever I am in the world’” –Tom, 18 years old.  This was the answer I got when Matt Stannard, our Head of […]

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employee engagement and satisfaction

Why employee engagement matters and how to improve it

In today’s unpredictable economic environment, measuring employee engagement, satisfaction & happiness can get pushed to the bottom of your to-do list. This is unwise. By ignoring the happiness of the most important part of your business, (your people) you run the risk of failing to achieve your business goals and becoming a less attractive prospect […]

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Sleep and circadian rhythm not ready for work

The Impact of sleep on wellness & productivity

In today’s fast-paced and interconnected world, we are working longer hours than ever before – this massively affects our sleep patterns! And we are sacrificing our sleep to do this. One-third of people in Britain are estimated to suffer from a lack of sleep on a regular basis. Poor quality sleep harms your brain’s reaction […]

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the importance of work-life balance. for employees and businesses

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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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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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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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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