Why wellbeing needs to be at the top of business agenda

Why wellbeing needs to be at the top of business agenda

5th November 2021

Pre-pandemic, wellbeing was something that could easily be pushed to the bottom of the agenda.

Now, as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses are realising that the health and wellbeing of their workforce is vital. It is, perhaps, one of the positive outcomes of the pandemic, as leaders recognise the need to discuss and tackle any wellbeing related issues.

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Why decluttering is essential to workplace wellbeing and employee retention

1st October 2021

Decluttering our homes and making them joyful havens for us to relax in is something which has become important over the last year as we spend more time in them.

Experts such as Marie Kondo have been propelled into the spotlight as many people transform their homes. Now, as businesses begin to re-open offices after 18 months of closure during the pandemic, what do leaders need to consider, and how can they entice people away from their homes? Office space is arguably equally as important as our home when it comes to making it an attractive place to be.

At a time when jobs are abundant and the best talent is at risk of disappearing abroad, an employee led world means business leaders will need to take the task of decluttering and transforming office spaces seriously, if they want to attract employees back to the workplace.

Here, we look at the importance of decluttering and how businesses can create spaces where their workforce wants to be.

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This is the era of the employee, but bosses need to lead the way

27th September 2021

By Siobhan Byrnes 

Over the course of the ongoing pandemic, I can’t help but cringe every time I read an article that debates the health of workplace culture. Working closely with businesses of all sizes and across all sectors as they navigate workplace change, my team and I have seen that employee-driven culture is very much alive and is, in fact, becoming increasingly valued and prioritised.

The pandemic prompted a re-evaluation by everyone. Where culture was perhaps taken for granted, it quickly became apparent how critical it is to steadying a ship in a time of upheaval. Culture remains the beating heart of any organisation and it survived, thanks to efforts by leadership and employees alike, despite us all working remotely for over a year. We recently surveyed nearly 1,200 employees (both at junior and senior levels), and 45% ranked ‘team, people and culture’ as most the important aspect when choosing a job, followed by flexible working (39%), with competitive salaries and bonus slipping down the priority list.

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