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Reality needs to reflect rhetoric from employers on mental health

The last few years have seen a succession of reports detailing the cost to employers of poor mental health at work. Whether these costs relate to absenteeism, presenteeism or staff turnover, it is...
Tom Hore
Tom Hore
Mind
Posted on: 05.02.19
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Businesses behind efforts to improve literacy in Swindon

At an event in Swindon last week, I was lucky enough to meet Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall. As Patron of the National Literacy Trust , HRH was in town to celebrate its work, in...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 01.02.19
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Bath College has a vital part to play for local businesses

When it comes to education much attention is rightly given to the cutting edge work that goes on in our two fine Universities, but a lot of vital work also goes on slightly under the radar at Bath...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 31.01.19
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It’s the right time to become a mindful employer

Statistics can sometimes mask the real picture! We hear that 1 in 4 people are suffering a mental health issue each year or 1 in 6 employees are experiencing mental illness in the workplace . These...
David Latham
David Latham
Posted on: 30.01.19
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Active workplaces and mental wellbeing
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We all know being active is good for our physical health but what about the impact on our mental wellbeing? Going for a walk over lunch, parking the car a bit further away from your workplace or...
Lisa Wood
Lisa Wood
Posted on: 23.01.19
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Mental health Q&A for employers with Andrea Crombleholme - Head of HR at Business West

1. Describe your role. andrea-crombleholme.jpg As Head of HR for Business West, my role is to proactively manage the day to day operational issues of the company whilst assisting with the delivery of...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.01.19
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How to use emotional intelligence to recruit talent

Director of Niche Recruitment Ltd and member of the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, Nick Wimshurst, shares how emotional intelligence can help to find the right talent.
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 11.12.18
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World Mental Health Day: Wellbeing in the Workplace
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Wednesday 10th October celebrates World Mental Health Day, recognised around the world each year with the aim to raise awareness of mental health topics and supporting anyone and everyone affected...
Megan Fenner-Jamieson
Megan Fenner-Jamieson
Posted on: 09.10.18
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Do you know what your employees want?

Understanding ‘why’ your people turn up to work every day and therefore ‘what’ they want in return for their effort, is the critical ingredient in turning a good team into a truly outstanding one...
Alex Moyle
Alex Moyle
Posted on: 27.09.18
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