Stress – A Quick Guide

It is well recognised that stress reduces employee well-being and that excessive or sustained work pressure can lead to stress. Occupational stress poses a risk to most businesses and compensation payments for stress-related injuries are rising. It is important to meet the challenge by dealing with excessive and long-term causes of stress. This quick guide gives introductory […]
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Working at Amazon: Their Story

It takes just a few minutes for three words to take centre stage when HRmagazine catches up with Tina Oakley, HR director of Amazon UK Operations. These are associates, peak and… fun. First up: ‘associates’, the term Amazon uses to describe the 24,000 individuals working across the UK business, including the thousands Oakley oversees in her […]
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Learning Point: Understanding The Dos and Don’ts of Difficult Conversations

Although they may be daunting, difficult conversations are part and parcel of any manager or leader's job. While these conversations never necessarily stop being difficult, you can take steps to make them easier.     The following basic principles may help. Do Choose a suitable time and place. Whatever the nature of your difficult conversation, you should […]
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Breaking Down Mindset Barriers

Where do you think you would be if you did not have mental limitations? What could you achieve? This activity enables you to explore these barriers and how to plan to overcome them.   Breaking Down Mindset Barriers Activity
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What Leaders Need to Know About The Future of Teams

Team leaders will need the ability to create teams, get them performing effectively and then disband them on a positive note Teams are set to play a critical role in the organisations of the future.The hierarchical structures of the past are giving way to agile teams that can respond quickly to new challenges and innovate […]
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The Secret To Dealing With Difficult People: It’s About You

Do you have someone at work who consistently triggers you? Doesn't listen? Takes credit for work you've done? Wastes your time with trivial issues? Acts like a know-it-all? Can only talk about himself? Constantly criticises? Our core emotional need is to feel valued and valuable. When we don't, it's deeply unsettling, a challenge to our […]
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Group Trash Activity

There are sayings such as 'one man's trash is another man's treasure' - well a similar idiom could be said of problems.  It can be hard to have a positive perspective on your own problem, but that one person’s problem MAY be someone else’s treasure. The purpose of this activity is to enable team members […]
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