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Employee wellbeing insights from Pets at Home

Employee wellbeing insights from Pets at Home

We spoke to Becky Broughall, Colleague Experience & Wellbeing Lead at Pets at Home, for the latest in our employee wellbeing insights series. This series sees us interviewing those at the heart of this increasingly important area and here, Becky takes us through...

Q&A with Deborah Saberi, Global Head of Wellbeing at MSI

Q&A with Deborah Saberi, Global Head of Wellbeing at MSI

As part of our series of interviews with those carrying out sterling work in the employee wellbeing space, we were delighted to talk to Deborah Saberi from MSI Reproductive Choices. Deborah is the company's Global Head of Learning, Development and Wellbeing and she...

Q&A with Linda Nguyen from Waste Creative

Q&A with Linda Nguyen from Waste Creative

As part of our series of interviews with those carrying out sterling work in the employee wellbeing space, we spoke to Linda Nguyen, HR Manager at Waste Creative, a company which last year was recognised by Campaign Magazine in its 'Best Places to Work' awards.  SWW:...

Apex Rides’ founders talk about staff wellbeing

Apex Rides’ founders talk about staff wellbeing

As part of our series of interviews with those carrying out sterling work in the employee wellbeing space, we were pleased to talk to Charlie Lucas and Simon Cook, co-founders of the health and fitness company Apex Rides. SWW: Can you describe any initiatives Apex...

Imposter syndrome at work – how managers can help

Imposter syndrome at work – how managers can help

Imposter Syndrome - the feeling that our successes and achievements are attributed to luck and not because of our skillset or expertise - is a term we are hearing more often these days. It is said that 70% of people experience, will experience or experienced it at...

Avail U – Award winning SME wellbeing programme

Avail U – Award winning SME wellbeing programme

At the 2021 Global Healthy Workplace Awards, the US car sharing company Avail landed the prestigious SME Employer Award for its recently established wellness program, Avail U; a scheme that focuses on enhancing its employees emotional, physical, financial, and...

Q&A with Katy Sharpe from Guerillascope

Q&A with Katy Sharpe from Guerillascope

The third part of our series of Q&As with those leading the way with employee wellbeing, sees Katy Sharpe from Guerillascope supplying the answers. Katy is the Managing Director at the full service media agency and is actively involved in its employee mental...

Good stress – yes it is actually a thing

Good stress – yes it is actually a thing

How many times have you heard the word stress mentioned this week? How many times have you said it to someone about yourself in the last month? Pre-covid, research found that more people in the Western world are experiencing more stress today than ever before. We also...

Q&A with Kasia Kuchnicka from Royal Albert Hall

Q&A with Kasia Kuchnicka from Royal Albert Hall

As part of our new series of interviews with those carrying out sterling work in the employee wellbeing space, we were delighted to talk to Kasia Kuchnicka from the Royal Albert Hall. Kasia is a key member of the Hall's Wellbeing Network and the prestigious venue...

Supporting parents’ wellbeing at work

Supporting parents’ wellbeing at work

Juggling parenting and a career can be challenging for many and can often leave parents feeling exhausted, with little time spent on their own wellbeing. Thankfully, more businesses are appreciating how tough it can be for parents in their workforce and are supporting...

HSBC – delivering employee wellbeing on a global scale

HSBC – delivering employee wellbeing on a global scale

At the recent Global Healthy Workplace Awards, HSBC landed the accolade of Best Multinational enterprise, demonstrating to the judges its outstanding achievement in promoting a safe and healthy work environment complementary to the business performance of the...

Employee physical health – companies leading the way

Employee physical health – companies leading the way

A focus on employee physical health, exercise and physical activity is given as much importance as mental health here at shine. Of course the two are intrinsically linked, as many studies, like this one from the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare, show. It can...

Why sleeping at work could actually be good for business

Why sleeping at work could actually be good for business

Since our inception, we have run a large number of surveys for companies looking to understand the issues staff face when it comes to their wellbeing, and often we see sleep as an area that employees are struggling with. Studies have shown that two thirds of us don’t...

Employee wellbeing while working from home – best of 2020

Employee wellbeing while working from home – best of 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented year for the workplace. The ‘new normal’ we have all had to adapt to has created pros and cons for physical workspaces and employees alike. Maintaining employee wellbeing while working from home became a key business issue – something...

Working from home best practice – Buffer

Working from home best practice – Buffer

In recent posts we have seen how SMEs have run a variety of initiatives and programmes to help their employees' wellbeing whilst working from home. We now take a look at Buffer, the international social media business, which can provide something of a working from...

Lendlease – leading the way with employee wellbeing

Lendlease – leading the way with employee wellbeing

Let’s start with some questions…. How can businesses sustain good wellbeing practices at work that can adapt in an ever-changing world? Can organisations maintain good wellbeing programmes and initiatives for their employees as work and lifestyles are transitioning?...

Employee wellbeing case study – Innocent Drinks

Employee wellbeing case study – Innocent Drinks

Innocent Drinks probably needs no introduction. The healthy drinks brand which began in 1999 making smoothies and has now branched into other drinks like coconut water and juices. It employs 600 staff across Europe and Asia, with the majority working in their quirkily...

Office design for wellbeing – Austin Fraser case study

Office design for wellbeing – Austin Fraser case study

Here at Shine we challenge the idea, held by many, that staff wellbeing programmes are exclusive to large companies with resources to invest. However, this example shows again that smaller companies can still reap the benefits when promoting employee wellbeing.Austin...

MAD World Summit 2020 – my five key takeaways

MAD World Summit 2020 – my five key takeaways

As a recent Organisational Psychology masters graduate, and with a passion for employee wellbeing, I was eager to be part of MAD World Summit 2020, having heard so many good things about it. For obvious reasons this year’s event was held online, but that didn’t stop...