It is commonplace to think that if your employees are off sick, you should not ‘bug’ them with what could feel like ‘intrusive’ phone calls or e-mails. Some even think that it could be classed as harassment to keep in regular contact with a sick employee. This is a myth. Continue reading
Building on the themes of our Productivity blog series and aided by Claus Moller, the Honeydew team went off grid for a workshop to reflect on how we can best work together and as individuals. We explored areas of personal commitment, prioritising and relationship building, among others. Continue reading
With the pressures at work being held on a constant high, employees sometimes become bored and fed up with their roles very quickly. The internet has been inundated with articles claiming to show you how to ‘re-engage your employees, now!’ so we decided to read through the advice out there and compiled a list of tips that actually do create workplaces and job roles to love 24/7: Continue reading
Scientists behind Blue Monday have decided that its date should be changed from the 3rd Monday in January to the 1st Monday after New Year. That may well be true but many still struggle to stay positive throughout the month of January. Continue reading
According to research by Investors In People, 54% of full time employees feel that their employers simply don’t care about their health or wellbeing. They feel that their employer’s only priority is whether their work is done or not, not their health as a result. Other research outlines that over a quarter of workers still receive no workplace benefits at all. The consequence? Lots of sickies.
Being happy at work is often easier said than done for most. However, you may well be surprised as to what aspects of work genuinely increase the happiness of those in the workplace. Continue reading
Asking for advice is more contentious than might at first seem. There are generally, to draw a very rough divide, two types of people: those who like to work through problems on their own and those whose threshold to seek advice from others is lower. The skill to ask for advice in a work environment can be very important for the efficiency of a team, as Harvard Business School research “Smart People Ask For (My) Advice” puts forward. Continue reading