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What is toxic company culture and what can you do about it?

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Workplace Wellbeing

The recent allegations about ITV have put toxic workplace culture back in the headlines. But what does an unhealthy company culture look like? What is the impact and what can you do to turn things around?

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Q&A Video Series: Workplace Wellbeing & Mental Health with Jennie-Kate McQuinn

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Workplace Wellbeing

Our Q&A interview topic this month is on Workplace Wellbeing and in particular Mental Health. Our guest is Jennie-Kate McQuinn from Where The Mind Grows.

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How can SMEs make wellbeing in the workplace a priority?

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Policies & Procedures, Workplace Wellbeing

It is hard to imagine a more stressful time for SMEs and their workforce. Many business and household finances are being wrung dry as prices continue to rise. Looking after the wellbeing of your workers in these difficult times is key to both their welfare and your business’s success.

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Q&A Video Series: Employee Benefits with Andy Firth from Ascensor

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Workplace Wellbeing

In today’s market, employees are looking for more than just salary alone and the minimum government stipulation when it comes to employee benefits. Having a range of benefits that aligns with your culture and values and that are seen as valuable by employees can differentiate you from your competitors.

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Ten flexible, affordable benefits to boost retention and productivity in your SME

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Workplace Wellbeing

As another financial year ends, it can be difficult to see beyond the cost-of-living crisis, talent drain, recruitment crunch and supply chain pressures. However, there are still ways of making your budget go further and work harder, to help you hold on to skilled and experienced workers, attract new talent and even increase engagement and productivity. Read on to find out how, with our top ten flexible benefits and non-monetary perks.

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6 signs of stress in the workplace and how to help

by Keeley Edge

/ Workplace Wellbeing

In the first year of the pandemic, looking after employee mental health was a top priority for many employers. Two years on, the world is learning to live with Covid but the focus on employee wellbeing has slipped according to a recent CIPD report. Find out more about the 6 signs of stress in the workplace, how to identify them, and how you can help.

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A 3-step guide to looking after your employees' mental health

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Recruitment, Workplace Wellbeing

Stress, anxiety, insomnia, loneliness, depression... mental health problems are wide ranging, life limiting, and affect us all.

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How Are You Supporting the Wellbeing of Your Employees?

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Workplace Wellbeing

As we navigate various post-pandemic transitions over the coming months and years, employees are likely to face new stressors both at work and at home. Creating a positive work environment that supports employee wellbeing must therefore be a priority for every business leader.

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How to Build Confidence and Establish Yourself in Your New Role

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Training & Development, Workplace Wellbeing

Embarking on a new role can be nerve-wracking and as you begin to find your feet in an unfamiliar workplace, you’re likely to experience a string of complex emotions. Acknowledging your nerves is the first step in overcoming new job anxiety and building the self-confidence required to master your new role.

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Top Tips for Managing Staff Remotely

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Training & Development, Workplace Wellbeing

During the pandemic, remote working became the only way for many businesses to stay open and for staff to retain their jobs. But what was initially introduced as a temporary solution has quickly become the new normal, with employers and employees alike recognising the benefits. However, remote working has also brought challenges, including how to manage staff efficiently. Supervision, access to information, new technology and mental health are all areas of concern. Thankfully, there are many ways managers can ensure their staff are supported while working remotely. Let’s look at three of the key ideas that managers can implement: practical provisions, prioritising communication, and promoting wellbeing.

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