‘Tis the season to be sniffly – if the number of people who’ve been ‘off sick’ when I’ve tried to contact them this week is anything to go by. Now of course it’s not uncommon for employees to succumb to […]
Research released by Mind this week has found that work is the most stressful factor in people’s lives. No surprises there, perhaps, in an uncertain economic climate. What was interesting to me is that it’s actually frustration with poor management that is […]
Hands up if you’ve had a sneaky look at a recruitment website or the jobs section of your professional press this week? If you have, you certainly weren’t alone. The first Monday in January is widely known as ‘national job […]
So it’s official. The honeymoon period is over after two years and its downhill all the way from then on – well if you’re a newly-appointed manager that is anyway. Research by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has […]
Uncomfortable reading for employers this week in the shape of research suggesting a third of workers are in danger of ‘burning out’ due to longer hours and excessive pressure. The findings of the Towers Watson study are perhaps not that […]
I can’t help feeling it’s apt that I should be blogging about stress on a day when the computer’s been condemned by the repair man and I’ve just had to climb into a communal bin to retrieve the keys my mother managed to throw […]
Confirmation from the CIPD, should we need it, that the UK workforce is under more pressure than ever before. Its latest research survey puts stress as the top cause of long-term absence, overtaking the previous contenders (musculoskeletal disorders and acute medical […]
Several of my friends have been away on holiday this week – but I have to say I haven’t really missed them.