Workplace.

Equality In Mental Health - From Intention To Action

Lord Kamlesh Patel | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Politics
Lord Kamlesh Patel

The Prime Minister has stated her intention to tackle the 'burning injustices' in our society with wide-ranging social reforms. Any progress made among minority and marginalised groups with severe and chronic mental illnesses would serve her well as a measure of her success in mental health. However, to achieve this, more of the government's well-meaning words and intentions need to become actions - sooner rather than later.

World Mental Health Day 2017: A Preventative Agenda For Mental Wellbeing

Angus Walker | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Angus Walker

With this approach, my hope is that we can eventually create a world without intervention at the point of crisis, where good mental wellbeing is woven into the fabric of our society and where we all lead healthier, happier lives as a result.

Why It's Important To Talk To 'Quiet' Colleagues

Habiba Khanom | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Habiba Khanom

We can get so preoccupied with work itself and forget about some of the colleagues around us and how they could be feeling. Work will always be there but your colleagues might not. So, why not start a conversation today?

Working With An Eating Disorder And Working Towards Recovery Shouldn't Be In Conflict

James Downs | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Downs

Just as managing work can be extremely difficult and stressful, living with an eating disorder can be highly taxing. Over the years when I suffered with anorexia, I was so preoccupied with avoiding food, compulsively exercising and abusing laxatives in order to lose weight that my eating disorder eventually became much more important and time-consuming than work.

Neurodiversity: The Opportunity In The Workplace

Oli Monks | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Oli Monks

everybody banner Autism apparently costs the UK £32bn per year but autism need not be a drain. The conversation must change from what it costs to what a neurodiverse workplace and society can contribute. What incentives can we provide employers?

We Must Stop Talking About The Importance Of Good Mental Health At Work - And Start Acting

Kate Cooper | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK
Kate Cooper

Supporting employees' mental wellbeing is a critical business issue for organisations, but it's hard to know where to start. The Institute of Leaders...

The Seven Career Traps Successful Women Avoid

Neela Bettridge | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

Then there are those of own making. Don't get me wrong: I'm not reverting to the old habit of blaming women for barriers they cannot possibly control. But if you are to successfully navigate a minefield of external obstacles, you must first be accountable, and know your own mind.

Government Fails To Deal With Sex Discrimination Arising from Workplace Dress Codes

Homa Wilson | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK
Homa Wilson

Absent any legislative change, it seem that it will be left to people like Ms Thorp to take action, it's likely that this will be mainly through 'naming and shaming' via social media. In the meantime, it's likely that stereotypical views of what women ought to look like will continue to be perpetuated.

Can We Ditch Our Suits Or Even Quit Work Early During Heatwaves?

Victoria McLean | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

It's one of the hottest British heatwaves on record - and the majority of us are sat at our work desks sweltering. As any of us who have ever been i...

The Future Of Work Is Here To Stay - Now We Need To Understand What It Means

Paul Cant | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Cant

Global IT decision makers must now focus on using IT automation in new ways to achieve business objectives. Without doing so, companies will not be able to overcome the budget, skills and time constraint challenges that plague businesses every day.

Why Mental Health Week Is Wrong

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

Mental Health Awareness isn't just about a day, a week or even a month, mental health awareness is about a culture. Shoe-horning a culture shift into a week is not giving it the respect it deserves and will not work. What we need is long-term strategies to embed these changes.

AI In The Workplace: Why Robots Won't Replace Humans

Raj Dhonota | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Tech
Raj Dhonota

Whilst we are currently witnessing an explosion towards AI, the technology itself is still rather limited. It's fair to say that robots won't be replacing humans any time soon, as AI technology is simply not at the same level of cognitive thought that humans currently possess.

Tackling Issues At Their Roots: The 'Gap' Still Remains For Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Professor Binna Kandola

For us to progress, we must move past the realm of simply reporting and observing. Even though examining the difference between male and female salaries is an excellent place to start, we must begin to broaden our understanding and endeavour to undertake contextual analyses of women in the working world so we can combat the roots of gender inequality, rather than the symptoms that come to fruition as a result of them.

Employees Should Not Worry About 'Beating The Bots'

Paul Roehrig | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Roehrig

With AI enhancement comes more efficiency, more productivity, and ultimately, more opportunity for people to do higher-value work with higher-value skills. This is the route to protecting jobs and creating new ones, not destroying them.

From Hunchback To JLo: Deskercise Moves That'll Improve Your Posture AND Your Body

Peter Haling | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Haling

But - of course, not all companies and organisations have posture awareness schemes in place. So, if you want to improve your posture AND tone your tush (with less effort than a squat), without even leaving your desk, here's my three favourite moves for you to use:

Women Need Their War Paint To Help Them Succeed At Work

Maya Gura | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Style
Maya Gura

'Just be confident' - easier said than done, right? But for women, it really is. The confidence gap between men and women is real and it's inhibiting women from succeeding at the same rate as men.

Could Employers Do More To Support Mental Health?

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

I'm talking about the side of mental health we avoid talking about, the side that makes us feel embarrassed, the one that has a stigma and makes people feel uncomfortable - mental health problems. The truth is that throughout our lives we are very likely to experience a mental health problem, temporary or longer-term.

Day To End Racial Discrimination: 'Covert Racism' As A Hurdle

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Binna Kandola

There has been, over the last half-century, a revolution in attitudes towards a range of social groups. Fifty years ago, 80% of people thought Africa...

Five Ways To Be A Better Workplace Ally To Your Colleague With Down's Syndrome

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Hayley Goleniowska

In the past decade, societal and workplace attitudes towards individuals with Down's syndrome have made positive strides forwards, but there's still room for improvement. For employers and their workforce, being equipped with the knowledge and understanding of how to better support a colleague with the condition is at the heart of the matter.

Gender Equality: We Need To Walk The Walk, Not Just Talk The Talk

Bibi Hilton | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bibi Hilton

all women everywhere The saying goes that talk is also cheap. Maybe that's why so many businesses prefer to 'talk' about gender equality rather than make the cultural and policy changes needed to address the issues.

Diversity: More Than Just A Buzzword

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

Diversity is the buzzword in everything from workshops to expos and conferences and everything in-between, but what about in the workplace? It's all too easy to get execs to give talks and bold statements or host glitzy awards about the importance of diversity and yet it's still so difficult to find actual examples of growth and success.

Workplace Culture: Finding The Right Fit

Neeha Khurana | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Neeha Khurana

A healthy workplace culture is crucial for morale and productivity. From driving employee engagement, to attracting and retaining talent, culture has ...

How Technology Is Helping Eliminate The Global Unemployment Epidemic In The Autistic Community

Matt Skillings | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Matt Skillings

Asperger's syndrome is a hidden disability. Walking past me on the street you would never know I had it. It's when I have to fit into a neurotypical world that the problems start. Neurotypicals are born with the skills to communicate and interact in any number of public and social situations. I was not.

Overhaul Of Mental Health Services Must Support Middle-Aged For UK To Prosper

David Hope | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
David Hope

The Prime Minister has rightly put the nation's mental health at the centre of her 'shared society' ambitions. However, her recent speech focused heavily on supporting children and younger people in the classroom, which risks missing the mark.

Office Space: The Final Frontier

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Rebecca Emerson

I write this blog from the corner of my shared office, mindful of a conversation overheard this week among one of the support teams. They recently took on a few extra staff and as such need to change where they sit in the open plan part of our office. Excerpts of the discussion are as follows...