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UK STUDY FINDS REGIONAL PATTERNS IN HOW WORKERS BOOST THEIR HAPPINESS

To mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October and International Happiness at Work Week (23-29 September), Liz Hall rounds up some recent research into what makes people happy and well at work   What makes our clients – and us – happy at work? Meaning and purpose, challenging projects, being respected, work-life balance (with flexible working and holidays), canine friends in the workplace, going out in nature and, yes, pay – but not only pay. Forty two per cent of UK employees are unhappy at work, according to Engaging Works’ The State of Workplace Happiness Survey 2019. The survey, […]

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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: SPREAD LOVE NOT MUD

The world is in a state of unrest, fuelled by the media. There is plenty to be ‘against’ and yet to thrive we must work harder than ever to be ‘for’ By Neil Scotton and Alister Scott Many psychologists have reported a link between exposure to negative news items and feelings of depression and stress. One survey* on media coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings two to four weeks after the event, found respondents who had watched the news for at least six hours were nine times more likely to report high acute stress levels than those with much […]

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