Learning at Work Week (16th to 22nd May)

This year’s theme ‘Learning Uncovered’ is focused on raising the profile of lifelong learning at work and helping everyone to uncover and share their learning powers.  Businesses this year will be challenged to empower colleagues with thousands of learning opportunities on topics such as digital skills, sustainability, wellbeing and internal career paths. A big element Read more about Learning at Work Week (16th to 22nd May)[…]

Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and the focus this year is on loneliness. With more hybrid and remote working, it is critical that employers find ways to keep their employees feeling connected, which will help combat feelings of loneliness. With two-thirds of employees unwilling to raise mental health issues with their employer, it is important Read more about Mental Health Awareness Week[…]

Have your People Priorities and Challenges Changed?

The news headlines regularly highlight skills shortages and escalating pay inflation and the great resignation.  Many businesses have successfully introduced new flexible benefits like hybrid working, whilst others want teams back in the office. Globally the top 7 People Priorities for 2022 are listed as follows. Developing detailed strategic reward and workforce supply plans Continuing Read more about Have your People Priorities and Challenges Changed?[…]

April is stress awareness month

EMPLOYEE BURNOUT IS ON THE RISE! The Global Burnout Study from 2022, has found that employee burnout has increased by over 5 % in the last 12 months. Driven by one simple reason: leaders don’t really understand what the global phenomenon really is. Out of the 3,000 participants in 30 countries: 60% of employees surveyed Read more about April is stress awareness month[…]

Unconscious Bias in Business Decisions

In HR we know about unconscious bias, but do we apply that knowledge as business owners and decision makers? Not really… MD Suzie Bogle shares her insight… What is unconscious bias I have been training in interview skills for about 25 years and we have trained in “unconscious basis” for all that time.  It seems Read more about Unconscious Bias in Business Decisions[…]

Taking care of your mental health in the Spring

A new year means new possibilities. Rather than dwelling on the past, use the start of this season to focus on all the things you can look forward to in the coming months. Enjoy nature coming back to life after winter. Spending time outside makes a huge difference to our mental wellbeing. Take some time Read more about Taking care of your mental health in the Spring[…]

Have you built a strong strategy to support employee wellbeing?

70% of employees are struggling with burnout or wellbeing issues, so there are huge gains for organisations if they address these issues, and offer mental health and wellbeing support to their employees. When people are struggling with anxiety and self-doubt, they do not perform at their best and they certainly do not unleash their full Read more about Have you built a strong strategy to support employee wellbeing?[…]

So Long 2021!

What a year. We know it has been a mixed bag for many businesses. From furloughing staff to experiencing rapid growth. Breathing Space welcomed onboard 28 new clients, we expanded our team, welcoming Annalie Ellis (plus her office dogs Teddy & Maise!) and Sharon Mitchell-Miller, plus 2 fabulous Kickstarters Rachel Fletcher and Alex Seymour-Johnston. The Read more about So Long 2021![…]

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THE Key Message For 2022… Look After Your People!

The latest ONS Figures show unemployment falling sharply towards pre-crisis levels and employment increasing. Nearly 2.2 million people started new jobs in the summer – the highest level and rate (7%) in at least twenty years. Despite these trends, vacancies have continued to grow strongly – across all industries – which combined with falling unemployment has led Read more about THE Key Message For 2022… Look After Your People![…]

5 tips to help reduce your company’s carbon footprint

According to a 2016 CONE report “64% of Millennials won’t take a job if their employee doesn’t have a strong CSR policy, and 83% would be more loyal to a company that helps them contribute to social and environmental issues”. So, becoming more sustainable can help your company to attract the best talent and help you keep Read more about 5 tips to help reduce your company’s carbon footprint[…]