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    Why sustainability is important for businesses – but planting a tree isn’t the answer…

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    By Neil Bradbrook, MD, Ahead Business Consulting As the dust settles on COP26, which rather predictably failed to fulfil hopes and promises, the obvious question is: what next? Pandemics excepted, COPs normally take place every year. COP26 was important – not because Scotland was hosting, but because it is five COPs on from Paris, where […]

    ‘Shy girl’ author offers introverted women secrets for success

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    Melitta Campbell, an award-winning international business coach and best-selling author of ‘A Shy Girl’s Guide to Networking,’ is helping other introverted female entrepreneurs build their businesses and create thriving networks using her VICTORY formula, insights and lessons learnt over her 25 years in business. As an introvert, getting out into the ‘networksphere’ was always a battle for […]

    How To: Defuse workplace conflict

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    An essential element that can define which businesses succeed and which don’t is how managers acknowledge, manage and de-escalate the conflicts that may arise. We asked international expert mediator and facilitator in conflict resolution, Jane Gunn (pictured, above), what are the best ways to de-escalate conflict? What leaders can do Appreciate the danger of doing […]

    5 Christmas party trends for 2021

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    Most PAs are likely to be amid organising the annual Christmas party right now. And after last year’s hiatus in celebrations, people have elevated expectations of this year’s event being bigger and better than ever. There may still be some complexities in planning an event that all the team are comfortable with, and meets health […]

    77% of the UK Experience This Work-Related Syndrome

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    You may read the phrase ‘imposter syndrome’ and be surprised that there’s a term for something you feel without realising it’s a common thing. Have you ever felt like you’re not good enough for the career you have? Do you doubt yourself and feel like an imposter in the workplace? Do you have a nagging […]

    Future of UK Workforce at Severe Risk of Burnout

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    With burnout prevalent amongst Generation (Gen) Z, a UK performance learning expert is imploring UK employers to reconsider how they engage staff to protect the future workforce. Specifically, 85% of those independently surveyed for the research ‘Gen Z’s Great Expectations’ agree that the post-pandemic world of work is increasing burnout and highlights the impact of […]

    Five ways for employers to improve men’s health and wellbeing

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    This Men’s Health Awareness month, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing is raising awareness of the growing mental and physical health risks for men and offering businesses five ways to better support men’s health and wellbeing. Research from the UK charity Men’s Health Forum highlights that one man in five dies before he reaches 65 in the UK. 75% […]

    Taking time off work when your child is sick: know your rights

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    As Covid cases surge in schools, it is important working parents know their rights to take time off work to look after their children when they are sick. The TUC provides some insight… Coronavirus infections among children increased in England in September after schools reopened, according to a study by Imperial College London. Many parents of children […]

    Team building activities: what do staff really think?

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    Employer and employee attitudes around team building activities – including the ideal outcome and favourite activities – have been revealed in a brand new business survey. The Lunch Break Bonding survey, conducted by Just Eat for Business, delves into office workers’ perception of social lunch breaks, scheduled meetings and team building events, and is paired with […]

    It’s Time To Start Travelling More Sustainably

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    By Kip Parker, Business Development & Membership Manager, Raileasy As COP26 closes you can’t fail to have seen the news about the serious threat we face from climate change. We all have to start making changes to the way we live, but you can make an immediate contribution by choosing to travel by train. Rail […]