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Bank Holidays:

Bank holidays:

 Good or bad for small businesses? Conor McArdle, Opus Energy Spring is a wonderful time of year. Winter is over, the sun starts to come out, and we have a glorious run of bank holidays which help to give everyone a…

Stress

Stress

SMALL BUSINESS, BIG STRESS New research reports soaring stress levels among UK’s small businesses Heavy workloads and economic uncertainty underpin the stress of running an SMB 48 per cent of SMBs do not do enough to promote mental health policies…

Burnout

Burnout

We can’t let the next generation of SME owners burn out By Rob Milloy, Sales Director, Opus Energy Starting your own business takes blood, sweat and tears. Few people when they start out are under the illusion that it will be…

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

As it is Mental Health Awareness Week this week employers are being urged to do more to tackle mental health issues at work after studies warned of lost productivity and a reluctance to discuss problems. We spoke to Dr Mark Winwood, Director of…

Mental Health

Mental Health

UK employees reluctant to open up about mental health One in three (31%) workers wouldn’t feel comfortable disclosing a mental health issue at work Two thirds of employees (61%) believe their employer is not interested in their mental wellbeing, or…

Workaholic…

Workaholic…

How to Recognise Work Addiction in the Workplace The growth of technology combined with the idea that we need to work harder to achieve more is a popular concept in the modern workplace. While there’s no denying the benefits and…

Work Life

Work Life

Resilience and your work life balance From time to time, the challenges of balancing home and a busy work life can start to have an impact on your overall health and wellbeing. This presents a problem, not just for you…

Burnout

Burnout

Unfortunately, long working hours are often embedded into SME culture. According to our recent research* 47% of employees in SMEs across the UK said they regularly work 4 or more hours of overtime per week 29% of these put in…

Work Stress

Work Stress

Employee anxiety peaks despite government’s pledge to uphold workers’ rights post-Brexit  The Myers-Briggs Company encourages business to pay closer attention to their teams and consider how Brexit uncertainly is affecting individuals Despite the government's pledge to keep and strengthen workers’ rights in…

Staff Performance

Staff Performance

Employers underestimating the impact of poor employee financial wellbeing 88% of businesses believe their employees worry about money However, just 30% of employers think these money worries impact their performance at work Whereas three quarters (73%) of employees say that…

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