Posts Tagged ‘employees’

Dress200x233As the warm summer turns into a pleasant autumn, it’s not quite time to unpack the winter woollies.

And while it’s important to have a degree of dress code flexibility, it’s crucial to keep a professional appearance at all times – especially if you want to move up the corporate ladder.

What you wear in the workplace really does matter
Of the 200 HR directors we questioned in a recent survey, more than three quarters (76%)
said that an employee’s style of dress at work influences their chances of promotion

In larger organisations, the HR team gives formal guidance on dress code, while in smaller companies colleagues point each other in the right direction. It’s a good idea to ask if there is a casual style on Fridays – it’s embarrassing to turn up suited and booted when everyone else is in jeans and trainers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ramadhan, the 9th month in the Islamic calendar, started on 20 July 2012. Fasting during this period requires Muslims to not eat or drink anything from dawn to dusk. This can have an impact on individuals ranging from boosts of activity during irregular parts of the day through to irregular working patterns.

So, how can you accommodate your Muslim employees and not disrupt business as usual?

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With the launch of the wellbeing index earlier this year, the government has made it clear that the nation’s wellbeing and happiness is high on the agenda.

But it’s not just the government taking this seriously – many new innovative and forward-thinking brands are taking a new approach to business and leadership, making the wellbeing and happiness of their staff a priority. These leaders understand that a healthy, happy workforce means a productive one.

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