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30 March 2017

Westminster Attack Highlights Need For Compassionate Continuity Planning

Last week, a traumatic event managed to bring one of the most protected and best prepared employers to a halt. An attack was highly anticipated, but when it came, even though it wasn’t high-tech and featured only a single man armed with just a car and a knife, it was nevertheless serious enough to bring the business of government to a standstill. Given the high levels of security in place, it’s reasonable to assume there was never any real threat to MPs and other staff, who were nonetheless told to lie on the floor and locked inside while police shot dead the attacker responsible for killing members of the public just outside their place of work. That it was right to put these precautions in place isn’t in dispute, that so many other organisations have yet to put specific plans in place for supporting employees exposed to sudden death is worrying.

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17 March 2017
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Are You Overdue An Emotional Spring Clean?

Just as our drawers, desks and cupboards can become disordered or jumbled with mess, so too can our emotional lives. Perhaps our thoughts have become cluttered with worries or littered with sources of…

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10 February 2017
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Is Your Workforce Determined Enough?

Perseverance, the ability to deal with setbacks and devise strategies for overcoming obstacles, has long been a vital characteristic of valued employees in most businesses. One that’s set to become ev…

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03 February 2017
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Enhancing Employee Mental Health

Managing and enhancing employee mental health and resilience effectively is crucial for individuals and organisations to be able to achieve and thrive, whatever the challenges they may face..

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04 January 2017
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Why loneliness poses the same health risk as smoking

When it comes to planning your annual wellbeing programme, addressing known health risks, such as smoking, poor diet and physical inactivity, is to be expected. What’s less known is that loneliness is…

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