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National Stress Awareness Day: five steps to improve employee wellbeing

National Stress Awareness Day on 6 November is a timely reminder of the need to manage workplace stress proactively and effectively. There’s a lot of concern about mental health and stress at work, especially with the fast pace of most people’s working lives. As an HR professional, do you know how to spot someone in […]

Category: HR Zone | Wednesday 6 November 2019 | Author: Anna Shields
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Multicultural teaming at work

Today’s teams operate across boundaries of culture, generation and lifestyle – and this can lead to conflict. Tania Coke reveals how to overcome differences in a multicultural working environment. The mono-cultural team is a thing of the past. In Britain today, it’s hard to find any team that does not operate across boundaries of ethnicity, […]

Category: Training Journal | Monday 28 October 2019 | Author: Tania Coke
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‘I know I’m not a bully, and I felt the need to say that’: an employee’s account of mediation

Every HR professional will be aware of the benefits of workplace mediation, particularly if it can avoid the cost and stress of an employment tribunal. But how does it feel for the employee? Here’s one anonymous worker’s experience of the process.  I never discovered mediation – it discovered me. After 15 years of success as […]

Category: Personnel Today | Wednesday 2 October 2019 | Author: Anna Shields
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Resolving not to solve other people’s workplace conflicts

There’s a well-known chinese proverb that teaches: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for aday. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.“ At the heart of this are two principles, both of which chime with the wisdom of our times. Contributor Tania Coke, Senior Mediation consultant – […]

Category: The HR Director | Thursday 22 August 2019 | Author: Tania Coke
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Lifting the Heavy Weight of Mediation

I’ve recently discovered a new podcast entitled ‘Heavyweight’, and I’m hooked! The show is hosted by Jonathan Goldstein and the premise is simple. In each episode, Jonathan helps his guest (and in some cases himself) deal with an issue from their past that remains unresolved. Season 1 kicks off in a personal way, with Jonathan’s […]

Category: UK Mediation Journal | Wednesday 24 July 2019 | Author: Anna Shields
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