Safe, Seen and Supported. Highlighting Mental Health in the Workplace.  Alan White Wellness Consultant EazySAFE On World Mental Health day, it is important that we stop and reflect on the significance of such a day. A day when what was once a hidden and stigmatised topic are encouraged to be discussed in all walks of life. It is fantastic that such a day exists and that the conversation is becoming normalised. However mental health awareness…

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Company Culture in Hybrid Workplace ? Alan White Wellness Consultant EazySAFE As we finally begin to return to normality and regain most of our personal freedoms, its also time for many people to begin the return to the office. For some this will be a welcome development, others will feel stressed and anxious about returning to the workplace. After such a prolonged period away from colleagues, it will be challenging for many to return to…

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Respect in the Workplace LISA QUINN O'FLAHERTY Solicitor Fitzsimons Redmond It is tempting for employers to draft a Bullying and Harassment Policy for their workplace, and then sit back in the hope that everyone will play nicely and get along. Unfortunately, human relationships are complex, and conflict is likely to arise in every workplace. It is the job of the employer to create a working environment where conflict is well managed, and a culture of…

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Starting the New Year with a Positive Mindset Alan White Wellness Consultant EazySAFE As we begin a new year, yet again in difficult circumstances, it can be difficult to regain focus on our lives and the positive changes we would like to make. As Covid fatigue reaches new highs, a lot of people might be struggling to regain their motivation to make positive changes in their lives as well as remaining fully engaged in both…

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Hope and Productivity   Alan White Wellness Consultant EazySAFE There are many times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed by negative emotions such as fear, stress, or anxiety. Experiencing these negative emotions without taking action to alleviate the impact they can have on our lives can lead us to become frustrated and unable to progress in our personal and professional lives. Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash Hope and optimism are two key traits we can…

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Hidden Anxiety, Knowing When to Take Notice   Alan White Wellness Consultant EazySAFE Amidst the many changes taking place in society at the moment, many of us are feeling relieved and excited to begin to get back to some form of normal living again. Heading back to the office meeting colleagues face to face again, socialising somewhat normally or even travelling abroad.   Being able to do the simple things in life will make a big difference to all of our lives, so…

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Returning to Work After Pregnancy LISA QUINN O'FLAHERTY Solicitor Fitzsimons Redmond There are a number of circumstances that may be in play when a worker returns to work after pregnancy. In some circumstances, the worker may have experienced miscarriage. There is no right to miscarriage leave in Irish law, but the worker may have taken sick leave to physically recover. Many employers offer miscarriage or bereavement leave to parents who experience this kind of loss. …

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I am still learning

Learning for Wellbeing Alan White Wellness Consultant EazySAFE The concept of lifelong learning is something that many of us have heard of but few have embraced. For a lot of people, the completion of formal education was a transition from a life phase of learning to one of career and work. Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash Although employees engage with Continuous Professional Development, many see it as an obligation rather than an opportunity to…

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Back to School with Wellbeing in Mind Alan White Wellness Consultant EazySAFE Many of us are beginning to feel the inevitable end of summer anxiety, which brings with it the return to school for thousands of families all over the country. After what has been an extremely challenging time for many of us including our children, we return to school again this year with the same Covid restrictions as the last.  Although the additional health and safety…

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the 4 days week

The Four Days Week Phenomenon LISA QUINN O'FLAHERTY Solicitor Fitzsimons Redmond The Four Day Work Week is a revolutionary shift in how we look at our working lives. It alters the entire institution of work, and gives employees a day back each week. Studies have shown when workplaces move to a Four Day Work Week, that stress among employees decreases as satisfaction with work-life balance increases.(1) The principle behind the idea is that workers attend…

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