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Where does the responsibility for well-being lie?

Where does the responsibility for well-being lie?

Well-being at work is essential. ACAS, an organisation that offers impartial advice to employers and employees on matters in relation to workplace relations and employment law, suggest that it is the responsibility of both the employer and the employee to ensure that they are both contributing towards promoting healthy well-being within the workplace.RPK Tramplin When we talk about well-being, we mean the emotional, mental and physical health of a person. To be fully well is to be well balanced in all of those 3 sections — Read more →

Living with Illness

Living with Illness

Living with illness can only be described as one of the biggest challenges that anyone could ever face. It can easily strip a person of their self-esteem, dignity and sometimes even quality of life. No one can ever suggest that long-term illness is going to be easy to escape from. However, happiness does not have to be is unreachable even for people who are facing difficult times. There are things that can be done to keep yourself feeling upbeat even though it may feel like — Read more →

Keeping employees happy in the workplace

Keeping employees happy in the workplace

There is no such thing as the perfect job, workplace, boss or employee. That is a given; but what if we could make our experiences at work that little bit better, wherever the problem lies? Studies have shown that happier employees are more productive. The importance of happy employees cannot be underestimated, as happier employees are: more likely to stay with a company, can deliver a more positive customer service and can encourage creativity throughout their workplace. However, professors have also disputed the use of — Read more →

Leading from the front

Leading from the front

One thing I always used to struggle to comprehend was the difference between leaders and managers. I never used to understand how they could be similar, but different. It was during university that I came to understand about how being in charge can take different styles. However, even to this day I have taken an interest in how employers of my own have performed and behaved in their roles and it has given me insight in to how complex being “the boss” can be. You — Read more →

Women with Power

Women with Power

Dear fellow Ladies, It breaks my heart to hear stories about other women thinking that they are not good enough to do something or feel they cannot pursue a certain career, just because others perceive they will not be capable of it because they are female. This upsets me as it is the sort of attitude we should be overcoming in the 21st century. If you want to be successful, you can; no girl should ever be told that they cannot do something. If you set — Read more →

Employee Development in the workplace

Employee Development in the workplace

Employment can normally offer you a variety of challenges and can enable you to learn a variety of skills. What happens though if you are in a role that is too easy for you or you are not learning quite as much as you hoped you would? Employee development plans are strategies that are set up between employers and their employees to help them all enhance the business and the employees’ career prospects. Employee development training can make great business sense for a variety of — Read more →

Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe?

A craving for pancakes led me to encounter the fright of my life on Friday night and it wasn’t even officially Halloween! I was heading to a local supermarket to buy some pancakes (i couldn’t resist!). When I was walking, I saw this person in what I hoped was fancy dress, as some sort of Grimm reaper or Ghost figure. I freaked out but the worrying thing was the way they walked, it made it look so real! I ran in the opposite direction to — Read more →

The problems of putting work first

The problems of putting work first

I recently read a heart-breaking article about a woman who feels a wide array of emotions as a working parent. She comments on how she feels like there are times she is a bad mother and does her career a disservice. I have no children, but I can totally empathise as I can understand it would be incredibly difficult to have to juggle between looking after your family and working. The problem seems to be that the UK is not as proactive towards creating a — Read more →

The keys to better life at work

The keys to better life at work

Life at work may not always be rosy when you are stressed and feeling rundown, or have had a run-in with your boss or colleague, but you can escape not feeling right by boosting your well-being in certain areas of your life. Deepak Chopra is renowned in the health and wellbeing industry for his knowledge and work with more than 30 years of experience helping people to become more fulfilled in their lives; and he suggests that there are 6 pillars that we need to — Read more →

Coming together through Meditation

Coming together through Meditation

I have learnt a lot in the past year while working in the health and well-being Industry. One of the things that I have not only learnt about, but that I have come to delight in is meditation. It is an intriguing, beneficial and generally wonderful practice that can not only re-light the fire in our souls, but that can bring us out of difficult places. My initial thoughts were maybe similar to yours, how can this work? Why would this help anyone? Why do people — Read more →