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17 March 2017

Are You Overdue An Emotional Spring Clean?

Just as our drawers, desks and cupboards can become disordered or jumbled with mess, so too can our emotional lives. Perhaps our thoughts have become cluttered with worries or littered with sources of stress and frustration that we could do with letting go of – if only we had a moment to stop and think about the emotional luggage we’re carrying around. Often it takes some kind of personal crisis to force us to take stock of the factors contributing to our emotional wellbeing and sense of self. However, by consciously reflecting on everything in our emotional kit bag before things get too much, we can identify not only what we need to let go, but also what we want to take its place. Only by proactively managing our mental health in ways like this, can we hope to start addressing the underlying issues now causing one in six of us to suffer stress-related depression or anxiety issues at any one time.

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10 February 2017
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Is Your Workforce Determined Enough?

Perseverance, the ability to deal with setbacks and devise strategies for overcoming obstacles, has long been a vital characteristic of valued employees in most businesses. One that’s set to become ev…

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27 July 2016
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Is France right to ban out of hours emails?

France has successfully voted through a measure that requires companies to limit the spillover of work into their employees’ private lives – giving employees “the right to disconnect” their email out …

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10 December 2015
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Flexible working: let workers switch off over Christmas

How many of us will really switch off this Christmas (and that means turning off the smartphone, not just taking time out at home) ?

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25 November 2015
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Smart drugs at work – legal highs or just strong coffee?

‘Smart drugs’ are creeping onto the agenda for HR. In October the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) made a record haul worth £200,000 and highlighted the growth in internet…

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