National Parks Week: The Benefits to Getting Your Employees Outside

As much as we love being in the office, the great outdoors and being one with the countryside has plenty of positives too. This month sees National Parks Week hike its way into the calendar, the National Parks’ annual celebration of its 15 sites across the UK, with plenty of free events taking place from […]

Recognising University Staff All Year Round

Happy staff who feel valued are important to any organisation- and universities are no different. More than ever University staff are the key to ensuring students bums stay on seats and institution fulfil promises and avoid churn.

The perfect work-life balance

The perfect work-life balance is something we all aspire to, but it’s difficult to achieve. That’s because not only does the perfect work-life balance mean something different to every individual, but it can also mean different things to the same person over time. In a study by Workplace Trends, three-quarters (75%) of employees listed work-life […]

Guest Post: Why you’re not too busy to take a lunch break

These days, stopping for lunch has become synonymous with not having enough to do. Too many hardworking employees are skipping lunch, often claiming it’s to avoid staying late. In reality, increased stress and reduced energy – caused by working through lunch – will make you less productive than taking at least twenty minutes away from […]

Are you married to your work?

We have all heard the phrase ‘work-life balance’, but can we honestly say that we are following this advice, or are we still falling short of a healthy mix of work and free time? It’s easy to talk about striking a work-life balance, but in reality it can be quite difficult to implement effectively. This […]

Employers, don’t become one of your employees top 5 regrets in life

According to a recent article in the Guardian a palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed that one of the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives is, ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’. All of the men that Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse […]