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Health habits to improve your wellbeing
Healthy Living

Health habits to improve your wellbeing

Ten easy habits to boost your wellbeing   The wellness industry is booming. Every time we open a magazine or search engine (and especially in January), we’re reminded that NOW is the time to build a better self, whether it’s 500 sit-ups each morning to get beach-body ready, or cleansing our aura with crystals that,

Is workplace wellbeing just another buzzword?
HR News

Is workplace wellbeing just another buzzword?

Is workplace wellbeing just another buzzword? We’ve all had to learn a new vocabulary over the past couple of years. PCRs, lateral flows, social distancing, isolating, and PPE, not to mention just how bacchanalian a work event has to become before it’s considered as a party.  But while most of these buzzwords will be consigned

Healthy Living

Health tropes: True or false

We take a look at the received wisdom about certain health dos and don’ts, and assess the reality behind the claims. We live in a world where misinformation is rife. Fair elections are dismissed as crooked, the world is run by a secret cabal of lizards; nothing is so absurd that some people won’t believe

HR News

Postive workplace culture
HR News

How to build a positive workplace culture – and why it matters

Workplace Culture During the week, we spend most of our waking hours working, or travelling to and from offices or meetings (although perhaps not as much as we once did!) or thinking about work. (Sure, sometimes we are also thinking about that lunchtime sandwich, or Masterchef, but work is up there…) Work is a huge

Workplace loneliness buddyboost mental health awareness week
HR News

How to combat workplace loneliness

Mental Health Awareness Week  Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is taking place from 9-15th May, and this year’s theme is loneliness. Research has shown that loneliness has extensive repercussions for both physical and mental health. And the last two years have meant that, in conjunction with the Covid epidemic, we are also collectively experiencing an

middle managers finding post pandemic life difficult
HR News

The middle management quandary

Middle Management feels the pressure from both sides We are living in trying times. It’s hardly an original statement, but no less true because of it. In fact, global and local events seem to have caused a perfect storm of anxiety and uncertainty. And while we are all feeling this storm’s effects, it appears that

how to stop the great resignation. how to keep employees happy without a pay rise 1
HR News

Can we stop the Great Resignation? A hint: it’s more than just the money.

As we adjust to a post pandemic world we’re facing new challenges. 2020 and 2021 changed everything. We probably all remember some of the small things at the start of the pandemic – the strange quietness and sense of fear, a sense of unity, clapping the NHS, endless quizzes on Zoom (with, on a personal

Samantha Kinghorn buddyboost Star buddy workplace wellbeing
HR News

Diversity, disability and wellbeing

Some thoughts on the new opportunities presented by hybrid working, especially how this can help employers’ strategies for diversity & inclusion. This is now so important, not least as it ensures your Company gets the best people and retains them. It’s a competitive advantage. The Paralympic Games currently taking place in Beijing are a welcome

employee appreciation day
HR News

Happy Employee Appreciation Day! Here’s what

Today, March 4th, is International Employee Appreciation Day. Now, there are a lot of international ‘holidays’ out there, and obviously some of them are quite clearly insane. Yesterday, for example, was What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day. No, really. The chances are, you didn’t spend yesterday contemplating what life would be like

Healthy Living

workplace inspiration olympic athletes
Healthy Living

Inspirational Olympians – it’s about more than winning

Not all Olympic stories end in golden glory – there are other types of glory on display and lessons for us all to learn… The Winter Olympics are upon us. Nineteen days of snowbound sporting excellence, with displays of triumph and despair, as almost 3,000 athletes from 91 nations chase their dreams.   For some, nothing

Health habits to improve your wellbeing
Healthy Living

Health habits to improve your wellbeing

Ten easy habits to boost your wellbeing   The wellness industry is booming. Every time we open a magazine or search engine (and especially in January), we’re reminded that NOW is the time to build a better self, whether it’s 500 sit-ups each morning to get beach-body ready, or cleansing our aura with crystals that,

Healthy Living

Sport England survey suggests an epidemic of inactivity

With people exercising less since the start of the pandemic, there are fears for physical and mental wellbeing – but there are steps businesses can take to correct the problem A new survey published by Sport England has revealed that there are currently 12.5 million inactive adults in the UK, defined as people doing less

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buddyboost employee wellbeing
buddyboost news

From underwater yoga to Paralympic medals, there’s something for everyone at buddyboost

What do buddyboost, Richard Madeley, swimming cats, underwater yoga and swimming the channel all have in common? More than you might imagine. What with cancelled Christmas parties and losing Richard Madeley from I’m a Celebrity, we felt the need to cheer ourselves up with a reminder that it’s not all doom and gloom. So, here’s

buddyboost news

West Berkshire care homes get a (buddy)boost

Wellbeing is important for everyone. From sports fields to care homes…. Everyone’s invited It’s ironic that most activity challenges can be off-putting for those who would probably benefit most from moving more: being faced with a seemingly unattainable goal or seeing the fitness fanatics ‘smashing it’ can be very intimidating. That’s why we designed buddyboost

Inspirational buddyboosters

Matt – an inspirational buddybooster

Matt Clifford, Accountant St Jame’s Palace Age 26. At the end of the St Jame’s Place buddyboost challenge, we caught up with Matt to find out more about his experience of the challenge. A bit of background on what your life was like before you started to exercise / have you always been active?I have

Inspirational buddyboosters

Paigey – an inspirational buddybooster

Paige Farrell (‘Paigey’), Bus Driver, Stagecoach, Birkenhead. Age 30 At the end of the Stagecoach buddyboost challenge, we caught up with Paige to find out more about her experience of the challenge. A bit of background on you and what exercise means to youI was never really an active person and over the years a

workforce wellbeing moves up the agenda
buddyboost news

July at Buddyboost: Workforce wellbeing moves up the agenda

The reality of hybrid working means looking after employee wellbeing has never been so important. buddyboost’s clients have discovered a great way to help their employees feel healthier and happier as workforce wellbeing moves up the agenda.  Working from home is great, but certainly has its drawbacks. A recent survey conducted by the Royal Society

Inspirational buddyboosters

Toom – an inspirational buddybooster

Simon Tramalloni (‘Toom’), Stagecoach Operations Manager, Preston & Chorley. Aged 45. At the end of the Stagecoach buddyboost challenge, we caught up with Toom to find out more about his experience of the challenge. A bit of background on you and tell us about you and exercise! I joined the army straight after school at

Podcasts

STEPHEN BEVAN EMPLOYEE WELLBEING THAT WELLBEING AT WORK SHOW HR PODCAST
Podcast

How to build a culture of wellbeing?

In this episode of That Wellbeing @ Work Show, host Chris Taylor talks to Stephen Bevan who is head of HR Research Development at the Institute for Employment Studies. Stephen has almost 40 years of experience in the field of HR research with highly sought after expertise in workforce wellbeing, performance, and productivity. Stephen has numerous

Podcast

Wellbeing is great but we don’t want you working less hard!

In this episode of That Wellbeing @ Work Show, host Chris Taylor talks to author, speaker, and former ad agency CEO Nigel Marsh whose Ted Talk on ‘Work-Life’ balance remains one of the platforms most popular talks.  In an uncompromising and sometimes explicit interview, Nigel argues it’s up to the individual to set boundaries on

Podcast

Who cares about workplace wellbeing?

In this episode of That Wellbeing @ Work Show, host Chris Taylor talks to author, speaker, psychologist Gethin Nadin.  Gethin is one of the world’s top Employee Experience and Wellbeing Influencers.  Gethin’ work has been featured in the FT, Forbes, Guardian and The Huffington Post. Gethin is also Chair of the UK Government-backed Engage for Success Wellbeing Thought

Inspirational buddyboosters

Inspirational buddyboosters

Matt – an inspirational buddybooster

Matt Clifford, Accountant St Jame’s Palace Age 26. At the end of the St Jame’s Place buddyboost challenge, we caught up with Matt to find out more about his experience of the challenge. A bit of background on what your life was like before you started to exercise / have you always been active?I have

Inspirational buddyboosters

Paigey – an inspirational buddybooster

Paige Farrell (‘Paigey’), Bus Driver, Stagecoach, Birkenhead. Age 30 At the end of the Stagecoach buddyboost challenge, we caught up with Paige to find out more about her experience of the challenge. A bit of background on you and what exercise means to youI was never really an active person and over the years a

Inspirational buddyboosters

Toom – an inspirational buddybooster

Simon Tramalloni (‘Toom’), Stagecoach Operations Manager, Preston & Chorley. Aged 45. At the end of the Stagecoach buddyboost challenge, we caught up with Toom to find out more about his experience of the challenge. A bit of background on you and tell us about you and exercise! I joined the army straight after school at

Inspirational buddyboosters

Dave – an inspirational buddybooster

Dave Hunt, Stagecoach. Aged 32. After 8 years of doing no exercise, eating too much and doing sedentary jobs, Dave’s weight had gone from 13 ½ stone to over 19 stone. During the pandemic, his family situation changed and, in his own words, he ‘was in a pretty bad place physically and mentally.’ He knew