Unhappy Staff?- Is low morale costing your business?

Being at work is one of the most common cause of decreased happiness for a fifth of UK adults, according to health, well being and education charity, Central YMCA. With employee morale being one of the important key elements among workplace culture, it is therefore critical that employers take steps to effectively manage and monitor morale levels in their workforce. What are the causes of a low morale in the workplace? - Unclear expectations - Lack of communication - Not being recognised for hard work - No clear employee development plan - No room for growth - Unreasonable work load - High staff turnover The causes of low morale

How skipping sleep can affect how you perform at work

It seems we are becoming a nation where burning the candle at both ends is the norm. Whether we are staying up late to study, catch up on our emails or to have fun, sleeping for less than 6 hours a night is not only causing us major health problems it is also costing the UK economy £40bn a year. The UK loses 200,000 working days a year, due to employees not getting an adequate amount of sleep. Research from Rand Europe found from data of 62,000 individuals that increasing your sleep to just 7 hours a night could add £24bn to the UK economy a year. Everyone has experienced the usual moods of feeling irritable, short tempered and grumpy following a sleepless night, but what effects does a lack

Eye can't believe it!

Sat in front of a computer all day may sound like the easiest of jobs in the world; However, staring at a screen for hours on end, 5 days a week can put a tremendous strain on your employees’ eyes or make any other eye problems they have much more noticeable. Between 50% and 90% of people who use a computer daily for work have symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS). CVS may occur if your eyes are enduring the same movement over and over again. Your eyes will have to focus and refocus as you look at the screen, moving back and forth as you read and then at your papers on your desk. All of these small movements require a lot of work from your eye muscles. Staring at a bright, flicking, g

More than half of us Brits feel unappreciated at work.

58% of British workers feel that they are not being thanked enough in the workplace. With 41% of employers admitting that staff are not appreciated enough. Research from Monster.co.uk who surveyed 2,000 employees and 500 employers also found that 22% of employees reported finding their employer was ungrateful for the work they did. Corinne Sweet, organisational behaviour psychologist Corinne Sweet says; "As Brits we can sometimes feel embarrassed about saying ‘well done’, or giving positive feedback. This is a clear call for bosses to be more engaged with their employees and let them know when they’ve done a good job.” Employees are a company’s greatest asset. With more than half feeling una

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