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25 November 2015

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 trading in cognitive enhancement drugs, intended only for prescription by doctors.

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25 June 2015
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Are you paying attention?

According to Harvard researchers, we spend 46.9 percent of our time thinking about something other than what we're doing, and this 'mind wandering' is making us unhappy. As other cultures have advoc…

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14 May 2015
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Do we need to monitor employee mental health?

The idea of actively monitoring the psychological state of employees goes against every instinct we have in HR about respecting privacy and individuality...

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11 May 2015
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Should employees be incentivised for leading healthy lifestyles?

Research suggests that employee incentives, such as discounts on leisure activities or wellness-related items, can encourage healthier lifestyles...

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04 March 2015
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Women are good for business. But is business good for women?

It's International Women's Day on 8th March. The good news is that girls are outperforming boys at every level of education and research shows companies that employ women at the highest levels are 18-…

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