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09 December 2016

Five ways to use ‘Hygge’ to increase happiness at work

Hygge, the art of enjoying everyday life attributed with making the Danes the happiest nation, has officially become a thing in the UK. Not only has the word (pronounced ‘hoo-ga’) recently made it into the Collins English Dictionary – defined as the practice of creating cosy and congenial environments that promote emotional wellbeing – but there are no less than nine new books about how to live Hygge being launched this Christmas. The good news for employers is that happy employees are not only more helpful, engaged and motivated, but also more creative, calmer and less likely to call in sick. So with all the interest in Hygge this winter, why not use the concept to spread a little happiness and wellbeing across your workforce? To help, here’s our guide to introducing five key principles of Hygge to your workplace.

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07 October 2016
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Why More Employees Are Being Exposed To Death

Although the likelihood of someone witnessing a fatal accident at work has decreased, with just 144 workplace related deaths occurring in 2015-16, the risk of employees being exposed to a sudden or un…

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02 February 2016
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What could personal resilience training look like?

Mental health issues received unprecedented levels of media, political and health service attention during 2015, and will continue to do so, not only into 2016, but for the foreseeable future.

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19 October 2015
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What is the new world of work doing to us physically and mentally?

An interesting blog post from Mandy Rutter, Head of Resilience and Trauma Management at psychological wellbeing consultancy Validium: “We need a debate on what the new world of work – all the post-rec…

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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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