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“We’re all fine.” Why we need to talk about mental health.

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How are you? “I’m fine” We’re all fine. At least, that’s what we tell each other at work. We may say we’re busy, under the cosh, a bit stressed or completely swamped. But we rarely, if ever, admit that we’ve got a mental health issue. Because that labels us. It’s a stigma. It shows weakness. […]Read more

Health & Wellbeing: reflections over breakfast…

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On Tuesday 16th June, we held our second 106 Breakfast Event, once again in the private dining room at the Wolseley. Amazing to think that the Wolseley was once a car showroom for, yes you guessed it, Wolseley Cars. Anyway, back to our breakfast. We got together some senior people in HR, as well as […]Read more

Childcare is only half of the solution

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Recently I found myself researching a local employer in SE London. 36 vacancies listed: not a single one part-time. I spoke to the lead recruiter to double-check this was the case. He told me he hadn’t checked with the line managers but it was ‘safe to assume’ they would all be looking for full-timers. Hmmmmm. Really? […]Read more

Health and Wellbeing: how can employers help fight the flab?

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Recently the Chief Executive of the National Health Service, Simon Stevens, talked about the ticking time-bomb that is obesity: “If as a nation we keep piling on the pounds around the waistline, we’ll be piling on the pounds in terms of future taxes needed just to keep the NHS afloat.” In his proposals to tackle […]Read more

Alison’s story and the power of understanding your workforce.

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Alison joined a new firm as an analyst. She would come into work every day at the same time. She would sit down, re-arrange her desk slightly and start work. 12.45 would be time for lunch. 5.30 would be time to go home. Soon she was identified as a star performer. So she was invited […]Read more