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07 December 2017

Why A Joyful Workforce Is A More Productive Workforce

If you hear people emitting peals of laughter at this time of year, or talking animatedly about their plans for the festive season, you might be tempted to think they’re slacking off. In reality, your joyful employees are also most likely to be your best performing employees. That’s because according to research by Warwick University, allowing employees to experience moments of joy not only makes them harder working, but also more productive. 12% more productive to be exact. The reason joyful employees are so much more productive is because when we’re feeling joyful our brain releases chemicals that suppress the part of our brain that’s constantly preoccupied with worrying, significantly boosting our capacity for creative thinking and problem solving. It’s a scientific fact: joyful employees are more effective and get more done because feeling happy enables them to think smarter. It also reduces the likelihood of them becoming sick with stress and anxiety and increases their ability to spread joy to others, boosting workplace productivity even further. So if you want to test out the benefits of having a joyful workforce for yourself, read on for our top three tips, all of which you can easily put into practice.

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15 August 2017
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Menopause Misunderstanding Generates Unnecessary Absence Costs

According to a new study by the Government Equalities Office, the menopause is costing the economy millions every year, because employers don’t understand it. The report warns that unlike pregnancy …

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04 January 2017
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Validium In The HRDirector

Unipart talks to the HRDirector about how Validium helped it to develop managers to become better listeners...

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01 June 2016
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Opinion: Are you listening? Or has your employee already left?

It takes concentration and energy to really listen to someone and see the world through their eyes, without jumping in to give advice or start talking about your own experiences, and this is an area w…

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29 April 2016
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New Study Demonstrates Employee Assistance Programs Are Effective in Improving Job Performance

A major new study funded by the Employee Assistance Research Foundation (EARF) has confirmed the effectiveness of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to help employees address personal and work-relate…

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