Stemming the tide: managing a tsunami of turnover and burnout. But does the great resignation give us a great opportunity?

The great resignation The news is now full of the The Great Resignation – statistics everywhere detailing a mass exodus of employees from their jobs whilst we’re still in the throes of a global pandemic.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.3 million Americans, or 2.9% of the entire workforce, quit their jobs …

International Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (ISO 45003)

We’ve been increasingly hearing about a mental health workplace crisis for a number of years now and that was before we all faced perhaps one of the most stressful and challenging years in recent history.  Research suggests that issues with our mental health have soared during the Covid-19 pandemic. As we emerge from the pandemic, …

‘Walking your why’ – pondering core values and wild swimming

Many of us don’t spend time considering our values.  We don’t always understand what’s most important to us.  Instead, we focus on what our society, culture, and media values.  Yet our core values provide the compass that keeps us moving in the right direction and crucially being comfortable with that direction.  Do you have a clear …

Supporting the wellbeing of your employees during the COVID-19 crisis

In these current and unprecedented times, the wellbeing of our workforce has become even more of a concern, in amongst and no doubt competing with our new set of anxieties over everything COVID-19.   Overnight, we’ve gone from encouraging employers to allow more flexible remote working for staff to assist with our growing wellbeing concerns, to …

Exploring emotional intelligence – When smart is dumb

Emotional intelligence has been generating interest since Daniel Goleman first released his book Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ, back in 1995.  It is a concept that has gained more and more popularity in recent years and is now largely considered as far more important when predicting future work performance than IQ. …

Improving mental health in the workplace

This year’s focus for Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), is stress.  Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. At the outset of 2017 Theresa May asked for an independent review into how employers can better support the mental health of people …

Team diversity: The art of thinking independently together

Innovation is a key to success in modern organisations – constantly refining and changing products, being ahead of the game and creating the next solution.  In order to meet this demand for innovativeness, organisations have more and more replaced individual job assignments with team structures.  The modern workforce is primarily built on work teams, with …

Resilience: the be-all and end-all remedy?

  Resilience is not a new concept and most of us will have heard of it, but more and more it is being associated with performance in a business setting.  Most notably it is being touted as one of the key underpinning factors to long term effective leadership.  In fact, you do well these days …