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Workplace Wellbeing Best Practice
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...

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...

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...

Mental health in the workplace – panel discussion

Mental health in the workplace – panel discussion

In the run-up to World Mental Health Day 2020, we've been hosting a series of webinars designed to engage, inspire and give our mental health a welcome boost in these challenging times. On October 9th, we hosted an engaging panel session, discussing mental health in...

SME wellbeing focus – Label Apeel

SME wellbeing focus – Label Apeel

Implementing wellbeing initiatives can often seem like a daunting task for a smaller sized business. However as we've seen with other recent examples, many SMEs are excelling with their wellbeing offering, and providing support for employees which doesn't break the...

Preparing for social distancing in the workplace

Preparing for social distancing in the workplace

With lockdown restrictions easing, we've been working with clients on how wellbeing can be maintained when employees return to workplaces and in particular how social distancing in the workplace can be implemented. While we know things won't go back to normal for some...

Wellbeing while working from home

Wellbeing while working from home

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has had a ripple effect around the world and extra preventative measures are being put in place in an attempt to prevent further spread of the virus. With that, more and more employees are now working from home.Of course for some...

The future of massage in the workplace

The future of massage in the workplace

Whether sitting at desks or in an operational role, the demand for a massage service is high on employees’ lists of things that would improve their wellbeing. In fact, we’ve found that one of the most common requests for workplace wellbeing activities from staff is...

Mindfulness at work – insights from early adopters

Mindfulness at work – insights from early adopters

Mindfulness is a buzzword at the moment, especially in the health and wellbeing world... but what about the professional world? Can mindfulness at work yield business benefits? And will mindfulness ever be truly accepted in the workplace or will it often be seen as a...

How to speak about mental health in your workplace

How to speak about mental health in your workplace

In 2019, conversations around mental health are now much more common and as a society, we are undoubtedly more accepting of mental health problems. And while we can give ourselves a collective pat on the back for this, there’s still work to be done, particularly...

Have you checked out InsideOut?

Have you checked out InsideOut?

I first came across Rob Stephenson last year, when I was involved in the Mad World event which covers mental health in the workplace. Rob was embarking on an incredible physical challenge, the MindCycle Tour, which involved cycling the full length of the Tour de...

Why taking breaks at work is good for business

Why taking breaks at work is good for business

If you'd like to boost employees’ productivity and job performance, ensure they are regularly taking breaks at work - they are essential for them staying healthy, happy, creative, and focused at work. However, a large proportion of workers don't take enough breaks...

Mental health at work – events worth attending

Mental health at work – events worth attending

If you’re looking to develop your understanding of mental health in the workplace, there are now a number of events in the UK that can help. Such events were not around just a couple of years ago, but with more conversations now taking place around mental health in...

Boost employee wellbeing – get outdoors

Boost employee wellbeing – get outdoors

Studies suggest that spending time outdoors can relieve stress and boost feelings of happiness and improve overall wellbeing, so if your workplace is located near a public park or green space, you should consider this a blessing. Such spaces can be used for pre and...