Category Archives: Tips

How to get started with your wellbeing programme

Many companies find it hard to get started with wellbeing. More and more organisations are becoming aware of the benefits of having an in-house wellbeing programme but aren’t quite sure how to go about implementing one. After listening in on some interesting talks at the Health and Wellbeing @ Work 2016 exhibition this year, combined with working with wellbeing for some of our clients for years, here are our thoughts. Continue reading

Is talking about mental health leaving you anxious as a manager?

Mental health issues are a real problem even though a lot of us may still be reluctant to address them. 1 in 4 people in the UK suffer from some kind of mental health issue. Based on this fact, as a manager, you will come across this issue. So instead of avoiding the issue, and sticking your head in the sand (like an ostrich), why not focus on how to address it. We participated in an interesting talk by Claire Price at the Health and Wellbeing @ Work 2016 exhibition, and here is what we took away from it: Continue reading

Get your line managers on board to reduce absence

XpertHR published results of a new absence management survey this week. The findings of the survey, which focused on how companies tackle absence, confirm what we already knew: Line managers are in a key role when it comes to managing absence. The respondents had ranked their most and least effective absence management initiatives and 4 of the top 5 had to do with getting line managers more involved in the process. Continue reading

Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9 no longer supported by Microsoft

From 12 January 2016, Microsoft ended its technical support for old versions of its Internet Explorer browser. Only the latest versions, IE 11 and Edge are still supported. According to BBC News, it is estimated that the older versions of IE 7, 8 and 9 account for 20% of all web traffic. Computerworld states that out of all IE users, just over half (55%) are using the latest version. This means that millions of users (340 million according to Computerworld figures) are now using an unsupported browser to surf the net, which could become vulnerable to increasing security attacks. Continue reading

Productivity Series: The Best Productivity Apps

In the article series so far (which started almost a year ago, wow!) we’ve looked at many of the key changes you need to make with regards to how you think and act, but we haven’t spoken very much about tools. In this day and age of constant connectivity, I therefore felt it would be useful to also dedicate a few blog posts to this topic. In this article we will take a closer look at some of the best productivity apps on the market today. Continue reading

How to: Implement Absence Management?

One thing Honeydew knows how to do well is implement Absence Management effectively. However we also know that it can be tricky for companies to implement a new and better way of dealing with staff absenteeism. We are here to make it simple for you to encourage as many of your team to embrace an improved approach to maximising attendance. Continue reading