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Staycation or vacation?

Well the summer holidays are nearly here, and the weather is predictably, er, unpredictable! Are you risking a staycation after last year’s bumper summer, or are you a little more risk averse, like me? Full disclosure – I’ve taken some advice from the experts at the MET office and have booked a cheeky week of guaranteed sun, nearer the equator.  Just in case! Seriously though, that couple of weeks R&R is a really important time for me to unwind from the grind, so I’m not taking any chances and I’ve… Continue Reading
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Is Your Workplace Ready for The Summer?

The days might be getting shorter now (gasp), but the temperature is still on the rise, hopefully! Chat in the office is mostly about beach diets and discount airlines. The pavements are packed full of joggers and cyclists. There’s no denying that summer is in full swing. But is your business ready for the school summer holidays? As always, a little preparation can go a long way. Here, we’re going to talk you through the considerations that you need to make to ensure that your business is fighting fit to… Continue Reading
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Hands up anybody who would like to see a 12% increase in productivity in their business this month?

I bet I can see your hand in the air right now – who wouldn’t want a 12% increase in business productivity? Consider for a moment, the findings of research conducted by employee services provider Personal Group, which revealed that almost half of UK workers are unhappy in their job. The same survey showed that happy employees are a massive 12 per cent more productive than those unhappy with their work situation. So, if your employees feel unhappy or unappreciated, you can be sure as eggs is eggs that they… Continue Reading
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Size doesn’t matter, but performance most definitely does

I’m lucky and have already been away for my main holiday this year and am now back and full of energy to start the next half of the year! Seriously though, that couple of weeks R&R is a really important time for me to unwind from the grind, so when I book my holiday, I don’t take any chances and I consulted with the travel experts for some guidance on where to go to ensure I have a great break with plenty of sunshine thrown in (my own weather experience… Continue Reading
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Three quickfire tips to improve health and wellbeing amongst your employees

At this time of year, many of us are madly last-minute dieting and boot-camping, in a quest to be beach ready for our Summer hols. The selection boxes have been ditched in favour of kale smoothies, the wine bottles have been drained, and avocado and chia seeds are right back at the top of the shopping list! You’ve probably already considered your own health and fitness, but have you thought about the health and wellbeing of your employees? If you want your team to be firing on all cylinders, then… Continue Reading
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Meraki HR Managing Director, Emma Browning, welcomed to the Board of the Values Academy as a Trustee

Meraki HR MD Emma Browning has been announced as Trustee for the Values Academy, an independent special school which operates two schools, one in Birmingham and the other in Nuneaton. The schools, both recognised as Good schools by Ofsted, provide an alternative to mainstream education for young people aged 11-16, who are at risk of social exclusion due to a co-morbidity of disorders or social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Emma, has over 30 years business and board experience and is the founder and Managing Director of Meraki HR, an HR… Continue Reading
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Meraki HR Managing Director, Emma Browning, welcomed to the board of Babelquest, digital marketing agency

Meraki HR MD Emma Browning has been announced as the new Non-Executive Director for Oxfordshire based digital marketing agency, Babelquest. Emma said of her appointment, “ I am delighted to be joining the Babelquest board. I have been working with the team at Babelquest for the last two years, supporting them in the development of their people strategy throughout a significant growth process and following a merger – all of which has firmly established them as a key digital marketing provider and a globally recognised HubSpot Diamond Partner agency in… Continue Reading
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TaaDaa! Emma Browning and Meraki HR are winners of coveted Micro Business Award!

In fantastic new, Meraki Managing Director, Emma Browning, has won a coveted business award;  – she has been crowned Micro Business Award Winner at the prestigious Woman Who Awards at Coombe Abbey in Coventry, earlier this month. Emma said of the win, “My team and I won this award because my team and I put nothing less than our hearts and souls into our partner projects with our clients. We have a passion for people and our projects are all delivered with a little bit of ‘meraki’, which is a… Continue Reading
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Partner With Local Businesses To Promote Employee Wellbeing

It’s that time of year again. Summer’s just on the horizon. Holiday’s are being penciled into the diary, and it’s pretty likely that health kicks and lifestyle overhauls have been the subject of many discussions in your workplace! Fad diets and beach bodies aside though, when was the last time that you took a moment to consider how you’re promoting health and wellbeing to your employees? It’s something that can have huge benefits for your business (from reduced staff absence to boosted morale and productivity), but it can also seem… Continue Reading
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Never mind e=mc2.  Wellbeing2=profits10

I need to clear something up! What do we actually mean by employee wellbeing? To this day, wellbeing remains a hotly contested word, with various definitions and spellings and still remains “conceptually muddy.  What I can assure you though – it definitely isn’t ‘wellness’. “Workplace wellness” is usually linked with the word “health” and unsurprisingly the focus is mostly on employee physical health such as being at a healthy weight, nutrition, exercise, gym membership and stopping smoking etc.  All extremely worthwhile and creditable for sure, but they alone, will not… Continue Reading
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