Thoughts

Why we all need more sleep - and how to get it

We know that keeping a healthy balance between work and life is critical for every member of a modern business. But not everybody’s got the message, especially when it comes to the most important rest of all - sleep.…

Michael Metcalf

What makes a truly ethical company?

Is it possible to make money and do good? We think it is. A quick look at some ideas behind ethical business models, and the steps we can take in the right direction.…

Michael Metcalf

How to Promote Better Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health, and its relationship with our working lives, is becoming more of an acceptable topic of discussion for people round the country, and rightly so.…

Michael Metcalf

Is it better to take relaxed or adventurous holidays?

If you’re yet to book a break this year, have you considered whether you want excitement or calm? And if you have booked already, is the entire thing planned out? Or are you keeping it casual?…

Michael Metcalf

How to encourage staff to take time off

Throughout many workplace cultures, one thing that isn’t given as much attention as it could be is taking full allowance of annual leave. Can companies do better to break the stigma of taking time off?…

Michael Metcalf

Buffer's new sabbatical Policy

Buffer recently published their new policy on sabbaticals and once again I'm impressed by their understanding of employee burnout and the value of time spent with family and friends.…

Gary Bury

The importance of having a fair parental leave policy

For small companies - especially younger startups that might not have any parents yet - it might be tempting to ignore parental leave policies and deal with it when the time comes. That might be a bad idea...…

Michael Metcalf

What is an 'unsick day'?

A quick look at the US 'unsick day' scheme and what it does for wellness in the workplace.…

Sam Terrace

Does everyone have to be passionate about their job?

You can't force someone to love their work, but if workers can be more connected to the goal of the company, are they more likely to do the job better?…

Michael Metcalf