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October 10, 2018
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Oct

Banishing the mental health stigma in the workplace

As many as one in four people will experience poor mental health each year, according to mental health charity Mind. This can have a huge impact on employers, with mental-health related issues costing businesses a whopping £26 billion a year.* Staff with mental health conditions can lead to lower productivity, absenteeism, higher turnover and even...
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Oct

Understanding mental health in the workplace | Infographic

In recent years, the number of cases of work related stress, anxiety and depression has risen considerably, with a total of 488,000 occurrences across the UK last year. This led to a shocking total of 11.7 million working days being lost over 2016 due to such conditions, highlighting a real need for improve services to...
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Oct

Why managing mental health is a key entrepreneurial skill

It’s a well quoted statistic that one in four people suffer from mental health problems. I would hazard a guess that this may be even higher in fast-growing and owner-managed businesses. Which makes it a critical topic for entrepreneurs to think about, for themselves and the people they bring into their business. Why is this...
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Oct

Be proactive, not reactive | How women can work with their employer to get better mental health support

By Liz Walker, HR Director, Unum UK Mental health problems affect both men and women but not always in equal measure. In fact, Unum UK’s claims experience suggests younger women are more likely to claim sickness absence from work for mental health reasons than male counterparts. Without the correct support, working conditions and environment, mental...
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Oct

How to hire your first employee

Congratulations – your business is growing and you’re ready to hire your first member of staff. But hold on before you dive head-first into a recruitment drive. Many business experts advise caution when hiring your first employee, and for good reason. Whilst a new employee may well help drive your business goals, hiring the wrong...
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Oct

Inspirational Woman: Kerrine Bryan | Award-winning engineer & founder of Butterfly Books

Kerrine Bryan – an award winning black female engineer and founder of Butterfly Books. Kerrine has gone on to smash many glass ceilings to become respected in her field. She was shortlisted in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 for notable women in business and, in 2015, she won the Precious Award for outstanding woman...
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