Employee Wellbeing: Are you tactical or strategic?

Your investment in the health and wellbeing of your employees can be wasted if you don’t spend it wisely. By wisely we mean spending it on activities or events that don’t address the real needs of your people. That there is a symbiotic relationship between health and performance is not news to most people we […]

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LGBT History Month

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  One of our fundamental human needs is that of having positive and constructive connections with our fellow humans. Connection is closely linked to the sociological concept of cohesion. Social cohesion is the strength of interpersonal bonds among group members. Healthy workplaces have higher social cohesion and therefore are better connected to one another. Diversity […]

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Take the Lead on Health in 2022

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“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year”

Vern McLellan

A new year gives us an opportunity to start something new or to improve our existing habits, however, without a concrete commitment or plan, our good intentions won’t be enough. If you have not yet created a vision and strategy for workplace health and wellbeing, we would like to encourage you to start this year differently.

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Should you wait until people seek support for mental health issues or is there something you can do now?

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Statistics recently released by Towergate Health and Protection, show that women are more likely to suffer from mental health conditions, but men are half as likely to seek support in the workplace. By reviewing who was accessing Employee Assistance Programmes, they were able to see that  men are half as likely to reach out for […]

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5 signs that your Employee Wellbeing Programme has a chance to succeed!

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Many organisations have a very superficial view on employee wellbeing and health in the workplace and believe that it only involves implementing health and safety legislation. Initiatives are often very generous and well meaning, but fail to address the real underlying issues that impact on individual and organisational health. Below you can learn if your […]

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4 actions to support workplace relationship between men & women

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26% of employees believe that they have been discriminated against because of their gender, based on survey findings of SMELoans 2021. It is not an issue exclusive to women as many may think, in fact, both men and women believed that ‘people of the opposing gender get away with more in the workplace,’ when asked […]

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Hughes Insurance becomes first organisation in Northern Ireland to receive Healthy Place to Work certification

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Hughes Insurance is the first company in Northern Ireland to officially achieve the Healthy Place to Work certification. R&D tax credit specialists, Amplifi Solutions based in Ballyclare and the Northern Ireland branch of global IT consulting and managed services company, Version 1, also recently become certified as Healthy Places to Work. Healthy Place to Work […]

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Our Feature in the May/June Edition of Ambition Magazine 2021

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Covid and the Changed World of Work  Health and wellbeing in the workplace have been emerging themes in recent times, so much so, many companies believe they have those boxes ticked. A few apples here, a wellbeing session there and, hey presto, employee welfare ticked. However, the reality is far different. Now, my aim here […]

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4 Pillars of Workplace Health

The Healthy Place to Work® model consists of four broad pillars of wellbeing, each of which comprises several elements. More detail reading about the four pillars is available in our White Paper “The Science of Wellbeing”. The pillars are: Purpose Mental Resilience Connection Physical Health Our model implicitly recognises that mental and physical health are […]

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