LUV your Staff on Valentine’s Day

LUV your Staff on Valentine’s Day

We all live busy lives therefore we often forget to show appreciation for our staff, praise them for their efforts and thank them for turning up as the best versions of themselves. Not valuing your staff can lead to issues of demotivation and stress. Mental health problems are common and lead to 70 million work days being lost each year in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year. (more…)...
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The Business Cost of Stress

The Business Cost of Stress

On National Stress Awareness Day I want to focus on the business impact of stress; it is now the single biggest cause of sickness absence in the UK. In 2017/18, 15.4 million days were lost due to stress, depression and anxiety. Stress affects one in five of the working population.  Stress doesn’t discriminate against age, disability, race, faith, gender, sexual orientation or your hierarchical position within an organisation.   It can affect anyone at any time. (more…)...
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Lessons from Choosing a Superpower

Lessons from Choosing a Superpower

“Mum, which superhero would you like to be?” was a question my son regularly asked me during the holidays when he was younger.    Playing along, I stepped into his superhero world and we debated for a while which superhero characters were better and why. Superwoman, or Wonderwoman were immediate favourites of mine, whereas my son often went to great lengths to tell me why he had chosen characters like Superman or Spiderman. But what does this Superhero debate have to do with leadership and Executive Development I might hear you ask…? (more…)...
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Will you be Working on Holiday?

Will you be Working on Holiday?

With August underway many employees in the UK are now heading off for their summer vacation. However, whilst holidays are meant to be for relaxing, recuperating, spending time with family, friends, or taking time to focus on hobbies, for some it is just so difficult to switch off from the workplace. HR Magazine have published a report on a 2,000 strong study which was recently undertaken by Glassdoor that found just half of employees will not be relaxing properly this summer and expected to be ‘reachable’ whilst on holiday. (more…)...
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Stemming the Loss of Talent through Exit Interviews

Stemming the Loss of Talent through Exit Interviews

Do you really know the reason why people leave your organisation?   Understanding the choices that people make, the opportunities they seek and the reasons why they no longer want to work for you are invaluable in reducing turnover. Some organisations however shy away from this golden opportunity to seek feedback.   Exit interviews are often tick box exercises, conducted by individuals who fail to recognise the important of drilling down and establishing the real reason why people leave. (more…)...
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Finalist in Prestigious Business Award

Finalist in Prestigious Business Award

Highly successful female entrepreneur, Teresa Boughey has been named as one of the finalists in the Women Who…Change Awards. Newport-based Teresa Boughey runs National Award-Winning of Jungle HR, a strategic HR Consultancy Practice which works with Executive Boards and Leadership Teams during times of change and business transformation. She is up against three other companies in the Change Champion for Women in Business category. The awards inspire and celebrate the achievements of women in business as well as Rising Stars still in education or training. (more…)...
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