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These initiatives are challenging gender inequality in the workplace

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is Choose to Challenge. A call, we believe, is needed now more than ever. This is because in the months since last…

by Paul Hodder

Four ways to get your managers coaching now

In our view, one of the most important things a manager can do now is coach. It’s a style that lends itself to building empowerment and ownership – helping people…

by Paul Hodder

BiteSize Learning’s 2020 review

As the tumultuous 2020 draws away from us, we feel it’s important to recognise what we have learnt. Our clients have been our biggest source of inspiration. Listening to them…

by Lucy Limb

The winter wellbeing MOT

Traditionally a time of reward, socialising and celebration, the winter season is already very different this year and the third lockdown this winter seems to be having a greater impact…

by Paul Hodder

Five signs you may need a sick day

Covid-19 has killed the sick day. Previously a good indicator of whether you were fit enough to work was whether you felt able to drag yourself into the office. Now…

by Paul Hodder

How to be assertive at work (even remotely)

If you watched any of the US presidential TV debates in late 2020, you might recall the then Democrat candidate Kamala Harris (now vice-president elect) sparked a discussion with the…

by Paul Hodder

Is your employee mental health programme accessible to all?

The goal of 2020’s  World Mental Health Day campaign was access for all. The World Health Organisation is calling for increased investment in mental health services – including the workplace. …

by Paul Hodder

The FCA has big expectations, are you ready?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have signalled that they are not pleased with the embedding of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR). In particular the understanding and application of…

by Paul Hodder

What our attitude to holidays says about employee mental health

I was struck by a recent conversation on LinkedIn on the topic of holidays in relation to employee mental health. The rise in remote working is clearly making it harder…

by Lucy Limb

Creativity is not down to talent, it’s a trainable skill

One of the most striking elements of the COVID pandemic is how some companies have been opening up new markets for themselves. There are drinks and perfume companies manufacturing hand…

by Paul Hodder

Mental health hacks for post-lockdown work life

A client was telling me recently that her employees were struggling with the remote working arrangements at her company. On the surface it had been an overnight success but, four…

by Janice Benning