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25 June 2015

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 advocated for centuries, it turns out we're at our happiest when we allow ourselves to live in the 'here and now' and fully engage in the task at hand. The problem with paying attention in this way is that our minds are naturally programmed to wander off. The chances are that even though you set out to read this article, it won't be long before you just start scanning it while you think about or distract yourself with something else. Used excessively, this cognitive ability, for the mind to leave the present and wander off, comes at an emotional price, making us far more susceptible to stress, anxiety and depression. So how can you and your workforce rediscover 'paying attention' to increase engagement and happiness levels?

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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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09 January 2015
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Future wellbeing trends for 2015

Recent years have seen a huge focus on stress reduction initiatives. As we move into 2015, employers are likely to move away from a problem solving approach and move towards a positive and proactive …

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