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DAY IN THE LIFE: A delivery driver in London

DAY IN THE LIFE: A delivery driver in London

Ever wondered what an Office Pantry delivery is like when you are actually in the vans distributing snacks, fruits, drinks, milk, craft beer and more?

Follow a day-in-the-life of Chantel Blackwood, our newest team member and Wordsmith who jumped on the vans with Pete, our veteran driver to work a December's Monday delivery shift:

Top 5 Tips for Workplace Wellness: Guest Post

Top 5 Tips for Workplace Wellness: Guest Post

The start of a new year is the perfect time to get healthy and happy and encourage your workforce to do the same. Workplace wellness is being taken more seriously, and while you may not want to employ a Happiness Officer (yes, it’s a real job), it is worth considering the strategies you have in place.

Which Office Jumper Are You?

Which Office Jumper Are You?

Like pets, you can tell a lot about a person from their office jumpers.

Or jackets, shawls, gloves or any other item of festive wear (so as not to discriminate) for that matter, particularly on Fridays.

Offices are rarely the perfect temperature (maybe it’s a conspiracy) – in winter it’s always too warm, and in summer the air-con definitely makes you regret not bringing in that embarrassing but super-warm top. And don’t even get me started on spring and autumn – what a game of roulette that is.

Health and Wellbeing Week Ideas: How to Organise

Health and Wellbeing Week Ideas: How to Organise

We just helped our sixteenth company with their Health and Wellbeing Week, and I have to say, it turned out to be our best yet.

When you look at the eating stats for their 127 staff the week after their health week, however, you might think things aren’t progressing as their staff only ate 0.7 extra portions of fruit a vegetables a day. But all signals are pointing in the right direction.

Here’s what happened during their week.

Managing Office Stress as a Manager - 5 Tricks

Managing Office Stress as a Manager - 5 Tricks

In 2013/4, 11.3 million days were lost to stress in the UK. That means work related stress cost businesses over £6.5 billion. And this isn’t even taking into account the cost of loss of productivity whilst working due to stress. Stress affects a manager’s business profits, and therefore it should be taken seriously by them. 

It’s clear that some people get more stressed than others – there are some situations which cause me to get stressed which won’t cause a co-worker to get stressed. This makes it seem like the burden is on the individual to reduce their own stress – which might actually make them more stressed.

But I want to show that a manager can make a difference to their employees’ stress levels, both through their attitude and through organisational changes that can be made.