In the age of flexible working, why are we still so stressed?

  It is widely accepted that a happier, healthier workforce is a more productive, efficient workforce.  Yet increasingly the media paints a picture of a reality at odds with this; the Office of National Statistics has highlighted Britain’s poor productivity compared with other leading western economies. Stress is flourishing in high-pressure workplaces such as law firms, banks, and financial services companies. Work-life...
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For stress awareness month, ten tips for professionals in overcoming workplace stress

Christopher Harvey is the founder of Harvey Sinclair, an Executive Wellbeing Coaching Company. Educated at St Andrews (MA) and Harvard Universities respectively, with a background in psychology, a master of formalised coaching and 10 years of international corporate leadership for some of the world’s most reputable organisations, Christopher understands all the dynamics involved in managing...
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International Women’s Day: Who was Clara Zetkin?

Clara Zetkin was a female politician active in the Social Democratic Party of Germany and is credited with founding International Women’s Day. She believed in Marxism and was an advocate for women’s rights as well as being a peace activist. In 1910, an International Women’s Conference was organised in Copenhagen. Alongside, Luise Zietz, a prominent...
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Employers: Beware of post-Christmas party employment claims

It’s that time of year again: Christmas party season is upon us. There are celebrations to get on with and fun to be had. It may not be a bad time thought to reflect on where boundaries lie to ensure that post party there is no workplace disharmony. The three months after the Christmas period...
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Time to rebalance? – Seven ways to achieve better work-life balance

It’s Work-Life Balance week. Hurray! I guess it says it all that if we’ve had to dedicate a national week to it. Do you feel overwhelmed and overstretched by constantly having to juggle a demanding job and various personal commitments? Are you frequently stressed, exhausted and struggling to fit everything in? You are definitely not...
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Working from home: Top tips to improve your productivity

Whilst all of us who work in an office environment crave the odd day sitting on our bed in our PJ’s, working from home can be hard. Motivating yourself to work from home every day, maintaining productivity and focus can feel like climbing a mountain every day. Here are some top tips to help you...
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Why your mental wellbeing needs to be your number one priority at work

Recently, a spate of articles have emerged praising CEO Ben Congleton for his response to his employee’s out of office email. It wasn’t a message of thanks for their work on a tough report, or a heads-up that the car park rota is about to change; he was heralding his employee Madalyn for being open...
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Applications are open for the P&G Female Business Leaders Growth Programme

WEConnect International is a corporate-led non-profit and their goal is to connect more majority women owned businesses (those that are at least 51 per cent owned, managed and controlled by one or more women) into the corporate supply chain. Their corporate members represent $1 trillion in annual purchasing power and are true pioneers in inclusive...
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