The HR Headmistress' blog

Stress Busting – The Drug-free Way

8th November 2017

Government figures suggest that diagnosable cases of stress, depression or anxiety affected 488,000 British workers in 2015. Last year, doctors wrote 70 million prescriptions for antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs. Stress related illnesses...

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Giving Honest Feedback

1st November 2017

Hallowe’en is past but there are still scary things lurking in the corners of HR. Giving feedback scares many managers, especially if it contains criticism of some type.

If you lead a team, providing regular feedback is a part of the job;...

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Developing Curiosity – The Route to a Happier Life?

25th October 2017

Albert Einstein was clear that asking questions is an essential skill. He said: If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know...

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Embed Knowledge - Talk Out Loud

18th October 2017

Do you talk to yourself? I do …. Not all the time, but I find having a chat with myself helps me think things through. I do a lot of talking to myself in the car on my way to meetings.

I’m not alone. A former mentor (also a great...

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Loneliness and Exhaustion in the Workplace

11th October 2017

An article I was reading recently claims that compared with the 1990s, people today are twice as likely to report that they are always exhausted. Nearly half say they are often or always exhausted because of work. This is a shockingly high...

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