Job Burnout (Part 4) – How to prevent / deal with burnout when you do have a choice
Jan31

Job Burnout (Part 4) – How to prevent / deal with burnout when you do have a choice

This is the fourth and almost final part of the introductory series on Job burnout. I have given some details on what it entails and some of the causes; the effects it has on health and job performance; and how to deal with job burnout when you don’t have a choice. What I mean by “when you don’t have a choice” is if you’re are one of those who work in very rigid workplaces and need to stay in a job (any...

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Are you a happy employee?
Nov29

Are you a happy employee?

When I started my PhD program, I was unaware of how much my thinking and perception of employee wellbeing will change. It is easy to say a particular group of workers are more prone to stress due to the nature of their job for example social workers or police men. But do we really know the level of stress they go through? “Knowing” that someone suffers from stress (which everyone tends to easily say these days), is...

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Why you need to be stressed about stress
Aug05

Why you need to be stressed about stress

Have you ever had a stressed out colleague? Can you remember how you felt when he/she was “de-stressing”? In a previous job, I had a colleague who shouted at everyone like all the time. Then I was ignorant and couldn’t tell that she was stressed. I just wondered why she kept shouting and I really didn’t like working with her. The day she asked to be transferred was one of the happiest day of my life. Looking...

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Health and wellbeing – a necessity for businesses
Jul21

Health and wellbeing – a necessity for businesses

A recent article on PwC blog gave detailed analysis on sickness absence and the effect it has on businesses. The research by PwC showed that sickness accounts for around 90% of UK companies’ absence bill which costs UK businesses £29bn a year. In terms of days taken off in a year due to sickness, UK workers take an average of 9.1 days compared to the US (4.9 days of sickness a year), Asia Pacific (2.2 days) and Western Europe...

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