How could Flexible Working work for you?
From 30th June this year, everyone in the UK who has worked in an organisation for 6 months or more has the right to request flexible working. This means that, once a year, YOU can approach your employer and request new working arrangements – and your employer has a legal obligation to act on it. […]
Is your organisation ready for Flexible Working?
From 30th June 2014, all employees in the UK who have been employed by their organisation for 6 months or more will have the right to request flexible working arrangements. ALL companies have a legal obligation to respond to these requests – which poses the question: Is YOUR organisation ready to take flexible working seriously? […]
What does happiness mean to you?
On Thursday 20th March 2014, the world came together in celebration of International Day of Happiness. What did you do on the day…and what does happiness mean to you? Last week, people from all over the globe shared their happy photos and experiences via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites, using the […]
New year, new career? Develop your career with People Lab
It’s been a really busy start to 2014 here at People Lab, which is just the way we like it! We’ve been delivering coaching conversations training for Maidstone Borough Council and Swale leaders….. Completed a full engagement survey and focus groups for TST…… Worked with Studygroup to launch and develop their engagement and communications reps […]
Employee Engagement: All You Need is Love
Love is in the air, as we approach Valentine’s Day this week. Shops are brimming with pink and red cards, filled with mushy messages to give to your spouse. Little teddy bears holding hearts, emblazoned with phrases like “BE MINE” and “I LOVE YOU.” Desperately trying to book a table in a restaurant a week […]
Employee Engagement: Reasons to be Cheerful
At People Lab, we truly believe in the benefits of creating happy workplaces. Our Director, Emma Bridger, is a positive psychologist, and everything we do is firmly grounded in the key principles of this discipline. Through our extensive research and experience, we’ve proven that happy people make workplaces better for everyone – the customers, the […]
Motivation: Do It Yourself
Enter the word ‘motivation’ into Google and you’ll find a host of articles on the subject. Hundreds, maybe thousands of blogs and online articles boasting the ‘secrets’ of motivating yourself to do just about anything. These pieces scream at you from the search pages – ‘Find YOUR motivation to lose weight today!’ or ’10 things […]
Make Monday YOUR Day
Monday 6th January 2014 was the day famously known as Blue Monday. The term refers to the post Christmas depression, as people around the globe find themselves lost among the mounting credit card statements and decaying Christmas tree pines. January can feel like a long month, with many companies paying employees early in December in preparation […]
5 things you need to know for successful employee engagement in 2014
As we say hello to 2014, it’s time to think about employee engagement in the new year. Feeling daunted? Not sure where to start? Employee Engagement is a complex concept, and it can be tough to get it absolutely right – but there are 5 basic things you need to know to ensure your employee […]
Battling the storm in your organisation
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship – Aeschylus Aaaah, it’s that time of year again in good old blighty. We’ve waited patiently for the impending winds and rain that have been reported in the news over the last few days. ‘CHRISTMAS TRAVEL PLANS IN TATTERS’ screams one newspaper headline. The radio […]