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15 August 2017

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 or maternity, menopause is not well understood or provided for, putting women at risk of ridicule and gendered ageism. This is encouraging female employees in their early 50s to call in sick for fear of experiencing symptoms in front of colleagues or managers. Generating an annual cost to the economy of £7.3 million.

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17 March 2017
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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…

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09 December 2016
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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 in…

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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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02 October 2015
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How many occasions at work call for cakes?

For some employees the never-ending supply of cakes turns into constant eating. The lure of the sticky, sweet things in the confined space of an office, all available between 9am and 5.30pm, is just t…

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