10 December 2018

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Employee Engagement in the Workplace

Posted on 07/02/2017 by Jannine Smart in Wellbeing

Following on from our recent Newsletter ‘fun events or activities’ do not always need to come with a price tag…. Here are some low cost activities and suggestions to get those ideas flowing. At B2P we believe workplace engagement is about ‘having fun’ and creating an environment where ‘having fun’ and being ‘creative’ becomes the norm – it’s all about making small adjustments that encourage • Commitment • Ownership • Empowerment • Trust • Transparency

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Sponsor a colleague today for Decembeard - UPDATE!

Posted on 23/12/2015 by Jannine Smart in Wellbeing

Well what a difference! Great sports well done guys! Please take a moment to donate at: http://www.justgiving.com/Beardy-Ollie?utm_id=27

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Sponsor a colleague today for Decembeard!

Posted on 07/12/2015 by Jannine Smart in Wellbeing

B2P HR Supporting Decembeard - helping to beat bowel cancer Click here to see the 'before picture' and find out how you can join in and make a difference ....

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To Stress or not to Stress that is the Question!

Posted on 23/04/2015 by Jannine Smart in Wellbeing

Following Part 1 of our BLOG earlier this month ‘Dealing with Pressure’ the focus is now on “How as a manager can I support my team?”. With organisational change all around us, for some of us it feels like the ‘merry-go-around’ never stops. A key management skill is to be able to recognise the emotional impact that this is having on our teams, which if left unchecked can lead to absence from work, negative feelings and retention issues, all of which adversely affects performance and productivity and fundamentally ….the bottom line…

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A good head of steam is good – but are we boiling over?

Posted on 10/04/2015 by Jannine Smart in Wellbeing

A survey this week by Trade Union UNISON of 2,977 ambulance workers suggested that 96% said they were suffering from stress. This is one of many articles covering the topic of stress and workplace stress, so what is it that causes us to feel like his in the work place? Our long hours culture, staff shortages, irregular or non-existent breaks or lunch hours, working in a target driven industry? When we are busy it is all too easy not to recognise the signs around us – in ourselves and others around us. This article has been written with the intention of being a resource of referral for all employees and managers on how to recognise and control how we ‘Deal with Pressure’. Part 2 will follow later this month with the emphasis on how ‘people managers’ can support their teams.

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Pension Freedom – is this a good idea for your pension pot – or just plain potty?

Posted on 31/03/2015 by Jannine Smart in Wellbeing

‘Pension freedom’ is coming in April 2015. This reform will allow people over the age of 55 to decide how they want to manage their retirement savings by giving them options; spending, saving or investing. With such an important decision to be made this month B2P has invited a ‘guest blogger’ a professional independent financial planner to share his thoughts…

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On a scale of 1 – 10 how happy are you?

Posted on 26/03/2015 by Jannine Smart in Wellbeing

This week saw national coverage and promotion of London’s first “Happy Café” (the 2nd in the UK) called The Canvas......yes you heard right “A HAPPY CAFÉ”. The Canvas, created and launched by Ruth Rogers aims to make people feel better about themselves; improve well-being, promote positive thinking, encourage relaxation and increase self-confidence – could this be the new way to chill out? Do we think that an idea like this has a place in the work environment?

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Viper or Vapour?

Posted on 30/05/2014 by Jannine Smart in Wellbeing

Burning bright or burning light? Breakthrough2Performance asks you to share your views on whether there is a place for e-cigarettes in the workplace.

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Will you be supporting National Bed month – or having an hour less in bed tonight?

Posted on 29/03/2014 by Jannine Smart in Wellbeing

With British Summer time 2014 beginning on Sunday 30th March at 1.00am (tonight to you and I!), this means our clocks will move forward one hour (from 1.00am to 2.00am) and we have one hour less in bed….did you miss National Bed month in March?

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How will you spend your Valentines Day…?

Posted on 12/02/2014 by Jannine Smart in Wellbeing

It’s not just this time of year that our nearest and dearest are there to support us - through the trials and tribulations of life, picking us up when we’re down and encouraging us with our dreams – but it is now that we choose to show our appreciation and say thank you - but what about our friends and work colleagues?

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