Employers have a duty to ensure the mental health and general wellbeing of their workforce, this extends to helping them ‘switch off’ at the end of the day.
An alcohol heavy culture occurs across all sectors of business, affecting employees that drink as well as those who don’t.
Procrastinating at work is more harmful than you might think? with the average person getting distracted every 3 minutes, amounting to a week’s worth of wasted time per year.
When uncontrolled changes taking place in a business are met by a lack of energy among financial teams ? the results can be devastating.
Sickness among the working population costs the UK economy ?100 billion a year. But companies taking a proactive approach will be best placed to reduce health risks and potential losses in productivity and company turnover.
It?s inevitable; the workplace can be a breeding ground for stress. So it’s important that businesses take this into consideration if they want to recruit and retain today?s top talent. Begin by understanding the differences between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ forms of stress, and the different effects they can have on workplace productivity and wellbeing.
One of the greatest things about being an entrepreneur is creating jobs. However, one of the biggest challenges for an SME owner is retaining people. The days of the ?job-for-life? attitude is sadly dwindling as the current generation of workers prefer shorter terms with employers. So how can business owners encourage them to stay?
There are many ways in which businesses can design their workspace to boost productivity and attract talent, while also keeping costs to a minimum. However, it’s understandable that business owners can be a little nervous about how to cater to the preferences of employees from a variety of different generations all in one space. Here are some tips to make a start…
Within the world of work, it’s taken as a given that those employees who leave work ‘on time’ are seen as underperforming compared to their counterparts who exceed their stated work hours. But why is this? Is this a productive cultural trend to encourage in the workplace? Moreover, are we as employers unknowingly encouraging this practice of presenteeism to our the detriment of our own businesses?
Employers must listen to their employees, and especially so when it comes to their mental health issues. Here’s how to do it with compassion whilst staying within the realms of professionalism and good management.