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Why it’s time to invest in your teams

The rise in agile, digital and knowledge-based businesses is making effective teamwork more important than ever, as companies compete to innovate. At the same time, the increase in remote working is challenging teams in ways they’ve never been challenged before. So, what can businesses do to ensure confident and cohesive team performance, despite the challenges that come with working remotely?

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Creating teams that win

Offsetting the risks of hybrid working: Is Mental Fitness the answer?

The hybrid working dilemma

Breakfast with family, longer sleep, quieter space to focus, few unwelcome interruptions, you would be forgiven for thinking that hybrid working was one of the few perfect outcomes from a two year long pandemic.  It presents a crystal clear antidote for those employees who want to keep in person social connections with colleagues and those who have found their true life balance in working from home.

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From 'time off' to 'time in': how to replace burnout culture

Taking time off is essential for wellbeing. Our physical and mental health benefit from hitting pause. But many of us are unable to keep the pause button on. We check our emails, our messaging channels and even attend some meetings in our downtime. A staggering 65% of us eat into our leave time with work, making it a regular, almost expected occurrence. 

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The Great Resignation: how to hold onto your staff by keeping them engaged

Recent reports into the great resignation suggest as many as a quarter of us are intending to leave our jobs within the next six months, and resignation rates are already at their highest since 2009. The financial impact of this mass exodus could be enormous, with the average cost of employee turnover in those earning over £25,000 a year estimated to be £30,614.

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Crest Nicholson invests in staff mental fitness training with Fika

  • The award-winning housebuilder will work with Fika to embed formalised, evidence-based mental fitness training across its business
  • The partnership follows recent research highlighting the need for preventative mental health support for construction workers - with 97% of industry workers having experienced stress over the last year

Housebuilder Crest Nicholson has today announced a pioneering new partnership with mental fitness platform Fika to proactively prevent mental health decline and improve performance by building the mental fitness skills of its 700 employees.

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Three steps you can take to look after your leaders

COVID-19.

Hybrid.

The Great Resignation.

Mass reports of staff burnout.

The past few years have created a perfect storm of headwinds for leaders - and when leaders suffer, the whole organisation does. 

Here are three steps HR and wellbeing leads can take to look after their  leaders in 2022 - the crucial first step to building resilience across a whole organisation:

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