Finding the balance

What is work life balance?  Just like ‘wellbeing’ it is an imprecise term that means different things to different people.  It’s a phrase that not everyone likes, as it brings with it the implication that work and life are two separate elements rather than interconnected aspects of who we are.  Here at the Work Consultancy

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Wellbeing in the workplace – where are you now?

Wellbeing interventions in the workplace are generally defined as being of a primary, secondary or tertiary nature. Primary interventions aim to prevent work related stress or wellbeing issues from arising.  They address problems at source. These interventions will be strategic, systemic, structural.  Examples of primary interventions include job design, working patterns, leadership development or resource

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Domestic Abuse Policy

We believe that there are some policies and guidance that every organisation should have.  One of these is a statement about domestic abuse.  Domestic abuse is experienced by one in four women and one in six men at some point in their lifetime. It is therefore very likely that all workplaces will have employees that

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Wellbeing that works

When we talk about wellbeing we don’t always mean the same thing. For some it is about fitness. For others it’s about mental health.  For others, it is simply about physical health (the absence of disease). There are so many lenses through which we can view a topic as broad as this; physical, psychological, nutritional,

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Small Numbers; Big Impact

There are some employment policies that don’t have a big impact.  Not in terms of numbers of employees impacted, at least. But to a small handful of people, these policies make all the difference in the world.  Let me give you a few examples: Fertility Treatment Policies.  Domestic Violence Policies.  Premature Birth.  Cancer.   Menopause. Carers. 

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