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AJ Products x Great British Wellbeing Awards release Mar 23

AJ Products UK joins the Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards as an Award Partner


We are thrilled to announce that AJ Products UK is joining the Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards as an Award Partner!

Burnout- The Silent Killer of Productivity - Combating Burnout in the Workplace

Burnout: The Silent Killer of Productivity - Combating Burnout in the Workplace


Burnout is not simply feeling stressed or overwhelmed at work; it is a more complex phenomenon that is characterised by emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and reduced professional efficacy.

Recognising and Celebrating the Contributions of Employees on Employee Appreciation Day

Recognising and Celebrating the Contributions of Employees on Employee Appreciation Day


On March 3rd, 2023, employers have the opportunity to celebrate their employees and thank them for their contributions.

From Misunderstandings to Respect_A Guide to Using Pronouns Correctly in the Workplace

From Misunderstanding to Respect: A Guide to Using Pronouns Correctly in the Workplace


As a business leader, it is essential to educate yourself and your employees on the importance of using pronouns correctly. This guide provides easy steps for promoting a workplace culture of understanding and respect. 

Allies Unite- The Critical Role of Allies in Promoting Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace

Allies Unite: The Critical Role of Allies in Promoting Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace


One of the most effective ways to promote inclusion and diversity is through allyship.

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The Benefits of a Diverse Workforce: Accommodating Neurodiverse Employees in the Workplace


Diversity in the workplace brings a range of perspectives, experiences, and skill sets to the table, leading to a more dynamic and innovative working environment. When it comes to accommodating neurodiverse employees, the benefits of a diverse workforce are multiplied even further.

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Breaking the Stigma: How Employers Can Support Employees with Mental Illness


Mental illness, particularly in the workplace, is something that society continues to struggle with. Stigma exists largely because people don’t know what to say or do.


Free workplace wellbeing support for SMEs from the British Safety Council


In the face of pressures following Covid and in light of a worsening economy, British Safety Council is offering any organisation employing up to 500 staff the chance to get free support to improve the wellbeing of their workplace.

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How to protect your female employees and colleagues after 5 pm this winter


As winter sets in and the nights draw in, the UK can see darkness from as early as 4 pm. For many women and female-identifying people, this unfortunately indicates the end of their day, as feelings of safety and security are put on hold until daylight appears the next day.

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Employers are rethinking their employees' benefits as the global recession looms


Russell Glass, CEO and founder of Headspace, recently spoke with LinkedIn News UK to explain how companies are now rethinking their employee benefits packages amid challenging economic conditions.


Mental health is employers’ top L&D priority, but stagnant budgets cause challenges


Learning and development professionals believe mental health and wellbeing is the most important eLearning topic for the next 12 months, research from DeltaNet International has shown.


The 2022 Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards shortlist revealed


Launched by the founders of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and co-founded by Wellity Global, the Great British Workplace Wellbeing awards aim to shine a spotlight on those positively changing the lives of the Great British workforce. These awards have been launched to recognise and champion the incredible steps taken by many employers, service providers and individuals in response to our global wellbeing crisis.


Are you too busy building the wrong thing - why having a culture that values rest can be a game changer


Kate Mulligan, Director and Co-founder of Rest Space, the business offering resting pods to workplaces tells us about the importance of rest during work time:  


Research reveals the pandemic has seen men find a better work-life balance


A study by global workplace leader Unispace has found that the pandemic and associated work-from-home guidance saw more men than women find a better balance between the office and home. This underscores the need for companies today to create spaces and flexible working approaches that drive equity across all genders.


Hybrid working has tripled, but staff are still demanding more flexibility in the workplace


A study has revealed that despite the rise of hybrid working preferences, the office still has a valuable role to play, but flexibility around hours is crucial in the modern world of work. That’s according to The future of flexible working, published by a global leader in creating bespoke workplaces, Unispace.


Are non-linear work days the key to productivity?


For as far back as ‘office life’ goes, the Monday-Friday, 9-5 routine has been in place. But is this routine still working?

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The importance of looking after your employees this winter


As the nights draw in, days get darker and the temperature gets colder, 1 in 20 people are suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and 35% of people notice negative changes in their mood throughout autumn and winter.

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How to plan expenses to avoid employee financial burden


Connor Campbell, the business finance expert at NerdWallet, has provided five tips to help business owners support their employees and operations when it comes to expenses.


Is the workplace the best place to educate people on mental health and wellbeing?


It is widely believed that school is the primary educator when it comes to most topics and life skills, as we spend a huge amount of our time there, and essentially grow up learning what we are taught at school.


Today’s office setup does not properly support the mental health and wellbeing of the modern workforce


Now more than ever the employee work structure is being analysed, as the covid pandemic caused many business models to change, and many are yet to go back to ‘normal’. As many businesses switched to fully remote teams, whilst others never left the office, and some have converted to a hybrid working model people are now questioning “what structure works best?”

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UK tech company Feedzai introduces new mental health and menstruation leave benefit, enabling self-care days for all employees


As we reflect on World Mental Health Day we’re sharing businesses that are taking huge steps to give employees what they need to achieve positive wellbeing in the workplace and beyond.

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY: How to make mental health a priority in your workplace


It is true what they say when they say ‘your business is your employees’, ensuring that your employees are well, both physically and mentally should be a priority to every founder - and it will be a key factor in the success or failure of your business.

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Businesses are urged to join Time to Change Wales’ initiative to end discrimination in the workplace


Funded by the Welsh Government and led by two of Wales’ leading mental health charities, Adferiad Recovery and Mind Cymru, Time to Change Wales is the first national campaign established to reduce the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems in Wales.


A quarter of disabled students feel isolated at University: A new study from Student Beans


As students enter their first term of University, the traditional freshers week, and other social activities used to get to know other students take place this month.  And a time that is set to be fun and exciting for most students, can be quite different for disabled students.

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Are microbreaks the answer to extinguishing workplace burnout?


A recent study, comparing 30 years of research, looks at how effective 10-minute microbreaks could be in helping to promote positive workplace wellbeing.


How burnout can effect your business and its employees - Advice from Wellity Global


Wellity Global reflect on the increase in burnout and how it’s impacting both organisations and employees.

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How to handle conflict with a colleague at work


A recently trending article on Linkedin saw Anne Gallo, contributing editor at Harvard Business Review share advice from her latest book on how to get along with anyone, even people you may not like…

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The effects of financial anxiety: Advice from Wellity


In their weekly blog, Wellity Global tells us about the effects of burnout and financial anxiety.


Scotland is the first place to make free period products the law


Scotland has made public health history by making it the law for public settings to provide period products.

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Perks over pay: is it a sustainable way to keep your employees happy?


The Telegraph recently reported that jobseekers are increasingly valuing perks over higher pay or bonuses - and the report has made traction on Linkedin, with employers and employees giving their opinions on whether they think this is a sustainable practice.

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Upcoming awareness days you need to know: From Wellity Global


This week, Sadie Restorick and Simon Scott-Nelson, Wellity Global, reflect on the popularity of upcoming awareness days and how you can further support your team.

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How music can increase the wellbeing in your workplace


No matter your likes, dislikes, job roles, backgrounds, or any differences you may have, there is one thing that almost all people have in common- people love music!


How to deal with a heatwave in the workplace; Tips from Wellity Global


This week, Sadie Restorick and Simon Scott-Nelson from Wellity Global, reflect on the UK heatwave and the importance of employers being flexible.


Three-quarters of employees have never talked about financial wellbeing with a manager


A recent survey conducted by People Management has found that three-quarters of employees have never discussed their financial wellbeing with their manager. However, the younger generations of 18-24-year-olds are more likely to discuss their financial worries and situations with their manager.


Workplace bullying claims are at an all-time high - how to make sure your business avoids this


In recent years we have seen many changes to the business model and employee workplace routine - with many businesses using hybrid working models, or letting go of their offices altogether, and switching to remote businesses. But it seems these new models may not be having the desired effect, as workplace bullying claims rising by 44% since last year.


What is leavism? Wellity Global discusses leavism, and updates us on what they’re up to


Wellity Global provides us with their latest updates and explains what leavism is and what we can do to avoid it. 


“We were fairly flexible, about how we enabled people to choose the right work and home life balance for them”


An interview with this year’s Best use of Tech winner; DMSL 


World Wellbeing Week: The Chairman of the British Safety Council encourages all businesses to make the wellbeing of their staff as important as their health and safety


As we celebrate World Wellbeing Week (27 June- 1 July), the Chairman of the British Safety Council, Peter McGettrick, is calling on all businesses and employers to make the wellbeing of their staff as important as their health and safety.


Wellity Global reflects on the 4 Day Week pilot and the latest in Workplace Wellbeing


This week, Sadie Restorick, COO & Co-Founder, Wellity Global reflects on the 4 Day Week Pilot that’s currently being rolled out across the UK and Simon Scott-Nelson: Founder & CEO shares the latest in Workplace Wellbeing at Wellity Global.


When is it too hot to work? : How to look after your staff this summer


With temperatures rising up to a scorching 28 degrees this week in some parts of the UK, and the effects of hayfever getting increasingly worse - what effect does this have on the workplace, and how can you protect the safety and productivity of your staff?

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“The way forward seems to be a hybrid, balancing the needs of the business with the needs of employees.”


An interview with this year’s Best Support for Remote Workers winner: Careers Wales


Wellity tells us how we can be #bettereveryday and make a real difference in the workplace this month


Following on from the Queen’s Jubilee weekend, our partner Wellity reflects on the importance of coming together as a community and signifies the importance of supporting your team throughout Pride Month - this June.


Will a 4 day week be the answer to better workplace wellbeing?


This week more than 3,300 workers, across 70 UK companies, ranging from a local chippy to large financial firms, will start working a four-day week, with no loss of pay, in the world’s biggest trial of the new working pattern.

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Are awards shows for only women still relevant??


Here at the Great British Businesswoman Awards, we look to champion those women in business who are achieving amazon things, breaking down barriers, and standing up for equality in the workplace and beyond.


How can you create a positive working environment, and have more empowering experiences?


Wellity gives us some of their top tips and tricks.

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“Make time to do something you enjoy, meet a friend, take a walk, do some exercise. Taking time for yourself is so important”


An interview with this years Most Inspiring HR leader of the year: Shaun Davis, Royal Mail Group

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“Having a structure within which to implement change has been key, and our People Strategy has provided a good framework for the workforce areas”


An interview with this year’s Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy: SME winner: The British Academy

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“Workplaces have a responsibility to care for their employees and there is such a huge opportunity within workplaces to drive positive change around mental health.”


An interview with this year’s Most Inspiring Employee of the Year: Hannah Meredith, MVF

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“We’re constantly working on the next initiative, listening to our colleagues and keeping a close eye on what we can do to provide more support.”


An interview with Pets at Home, this year’s Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy: Large Organisation winner


Extinguishing Burnout : Whose responsibility is it? - A panel discussion


The discussion around the main cause of burnout is a difficult one, as burnout can be linked to a variety of factors; such as the inability to switch off in regards to technology, lack of support in the workplace, and many other reasons. The Great British Workplace Wellbeing sessions hosted a panel of speakers who discussed this topic. 


Does the show always have to go on? Removing the mask - A panel discussion


“What is the mask, what influences make up the mask and who do we feel that we are putting it on for?” Our panel at The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Series discuss the benefits of removing the mask, and what that really means.


The Proximity Bias: Should we all be back to the office? - A panel discussion


The topic of returning to the office has been a key subject on everyone’s minds, as working from home, or at the office can have a great effect on your social interactions and relationships with colleagues. A panel of speakers discussed this topic at The Great British Workplace Wellbeing series, giving expert advice and solutions.


Salary Sacrifice Schemes: what are they and how can they support the needs of your employees? - A panel discussion


A salary sacrifice scheme is an arrangement between an employer and employee, where the employee will exchange a portion of their pensionable pay for non-cash benefits. Benefits can include vouchers for childcare, car hire, home computers and gym memberships


RAW: Addressing real life issues in the workplace - A panel discussion


The workplace is somewhere a lot of people spend most of their time in, and in that aspect, it is essential to think about what can be done from a managerial perspective in order to be more proactive when supporting staff. A panel of speakers at The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Series offer their expertise and solutions to address and adapt to real-life issues that make their way into the workplace.


Great British Workplace Wellbeing Series partners with Octopus Electric Vehicles


The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards is a platform created to support, encourage and enable a healthy environment in the workplace and for workers.

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Katherine George: An interview with this year’s Senior Leader of the Year winner


Social media expert and serial entrepreneur Katherine George, is not only passionate about social media, but also mental health and wellbeing.

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Great British Workplace Wellbeing Series partners with Swag Pack


The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards is a platform created to support, encourage and enable a healthy environment in the workplace and for workers.


Workplace wellbeing champions crowned at national awards


The organisations and businesses leading the way in promoting their employees’ wellbeing have been honoured in a brand new awards series.

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The man behind the stache: Wynne Evans’ mental health journey


It’s not uncommon for big businesses to adopt even bigger policies. In the past few years, many initiatives have been made to focus attention towards the wellbeing of workers. Whilst the workplace wellbeing wagon going at full speed is good news for all of us, it can still be easy for many to overlook the individual struggles experienced while pursuing the bigger picture. 

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Extinguishing Burnout; Whose responsibility is it?


Firstly, what is burnout? And how can you identify it? 

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Creating an Inclusive Workplace; showing your people their value


An inclusive workplace is about more than just hiring employees with different backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles.

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Does the show always have to go on? Removing the mask…


What does it mean to ‘Remove the mask’?

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The Proximity Bias; Should we all be back in the office?


‘When are we coming back to the office?’

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Salary Sacrifice Schemes; What are they and how can they support the needs of your employees?


A salary sacrifice scheme is an arrangement between an employer and employee, where the employee will exchange a portion of their pensionable pay for non-cash benefits.

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Grief Management; Compassion before KPI


Typically when we hear the word grief we automatically associate this with dealing with the loss of a loved one, however, it can mean so much more than that.

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RAW; Addressing real-life issues in the workplace


Firstly what is RAW? 

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Where is the line between performance management and supporting ill-health?


Employee sickness absence can have a significant impact on businesses – affecting performance, productivity, workload and morale. Managing sickness absence also requires a high degree of sensitivity and flexibility, making it one of the trickiest issues for employers to handle.

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Wynne Evans announced as host for the inaugural Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards


Wynne Evans, Radio presenter, star of the Go Compare adverts and world-renowned opera singer will be acting as host at the inaugural Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards taking place in March.  


2021 Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards finalists revealed


The first ever Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards shortlist has now been announced!


​​The science behind our smile: Why happiness is so vital at work


By Ellie Caley, Business Psychologist - Wellity Global


The importance of listening in wellbeing leadership


By Ellie Caley, business psychologist at Wellity Global

5 easy ways to boost physical activity in the workplace


Written by Ellie Caley, Business Psychologist at Wellity Global


Fifth of managers consider quitting over burnout


A fifth of managers have quit or are considering quitting after suffering burnout because of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research.

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Goldman Sachs boss urges ‘extra mile’ despite wellbeing concerns


The chief executive of Goldman Sachs has urged staff to continue going the “extra mile” despite claims of an “inhumane” and “abusive” culture that surfaced last week.


Goldman Sachs culture ‘inhumane and abusive’


Goldman Sachs’ working culture has been described as “inhumane” and “abusive” by a group of the bank’s junior staff. 


Deskless workers overlooked in employee engagement strategies


Employers are overlooking their frontline workers when devising employee engagement strategies, according to a new survey.

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Introducing The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards


The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards with Wellity has launched today.

The complete guide to supporting mental health, wellbeing, and absence


By Natalie Rogers, chief people officer at Unum


Covid has increased burnout by 81%


Worldwide research into how COVID is impacting workers found that during the first lockdown, COVID increased rates of burnout by 15% globally, increasing to an incredible 81% in ‘non-thriving’ company cultures.


‘Old-school’ masculinity punishing work-from-home parents


Old-school workplace attitudes have given parents little to no leeway in lockdown, despite a swell in public support for UK mums and dads, according to new research.