Things that could get the CEO sacked

We’ve been operating at full speed for 12 months now, which has meant 12 months of research and learning from HR and Business Leaders, and policy influencers, surrounding the subject of workforce stress and mental health. It is clear that there are two main conversations: Focussing on peoples stress levels and mental health is [...]

By | 2018-02-09T09:19:14+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Solutions|0 Comments

Stress – It’s not all about absenteeism!

As we put the finishing touches to the presentations for our inaugural senior HR leader stress debate, in London on 1st February, my view has strengthened that the impact of stress on people and business could be reported differently by industry commentators and the media, to achieve increased senior stakeholder engagement. People and the [...]

By | 2018-01-24T11:34:05+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Musings|0 Comments

So what are you now going to do about workforce stress?

Throughout 2017 you heard and processed the facts, figures and business case for reducing workforce stress and supporting employee mental health, to increase productivity, reduce business risk and enhance employee wellbeing. From my experience businesses now have four options: 1. Do nothing – Despite leadership fully understanding the opportunities and risks, there will unfortunately be [...]

By | 2018-01-03T12:35:39+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Solutions|0 Comments

Is recruitment a key to better workforce mental health?

I think the recruitment strategy and function holds many of the aces! It’s been a year now since I made the conscious decision to add mental health campaigning / consultancy and stress diagnostic product development to my professional toolkit. This year of learning, personal development and practicing has enabled me to establish and confirm [...]

By | 2017-11-16T16:39:02+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Three P’s in Mental Health

I am regularly asked what businesses can do to approach and succeed in optimising employee mental health and wellbeing, and the answer is always bespoke to each organisation. Businesses come in all shapes, sizes, geographies, industry sectors, purposes, etc, so no single, off the shelf, activity or programme fits all. However, there are three core [...]

By | 2017-10-10T14:32:58+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t cut staff to cut costs – There’s a more productive way

No-one wins in my opinion if a business resorts to cutting staff to cut costs: The people being made redundant. The family and loved ones of those being made redundant. The people processing those being made redundant. The teams and staff that need to pick up the responsibilities left behind. The employees, customers, suppliers [...]

By | 2017-09-18T12:51:41+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Musings, Solutions|0 Comments

Now is the best time to think about stress

Both personally and commercially I must add! ‘Personally’ because stress is a trigger for mental health challenges. Many experience heightened stress when transitioning from holiday mode back to work mode, so this time of the year can be a taxing time for some. It’s also the time when many parents send their kids off to [...]

By | 2017-09-05T12:45:40+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Solutions|0 Comments

This summer will you learn if you work to live or live to work

So it’s the summer holidays in the UK, most of Europe and I expect beyond, when employees naturally take a week or two off to enjoy with family, friends or on their own. I like to think I work to live, but I fear I might be wrong. Will I really be there 100% on [...]

By | 2017-07-24T15:05:04+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

When did business stop us being humans? (WARNING – not for the squeamish!)

I won’t name the organisation, venue and individual because that would be unfair and detract from the context of this discussion. And I know you will ask, so she is fine now, thank you so much for asking. Whilst celebrating my mother in law’s (can’t say the number) birthday on Saturday with an extended [...]

By | 2017-07-10T16:31:59+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments