SSP is a global leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations. Their employees work in stressful environments serving thousands of customers every day. HR Directors Pia Axelsson and Anne Immonen state that employee well-being is their number one goal. They have initiated a collaboration with BlueCall, to offer their employees support and tools to prevent mental health issues, both work- and private related.
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Today, stress is the main reason for sick leave in Sweden. The amount of cases has almost doubled during the last ten years and two out of five employees in the retail industry have experienced or experience stress at work. This is further aggravated by the conditions of the corona pandemic. In the presence of the pandemic, stress levels are likely to rise for retail workers, who are already dealing with increased stress during the holidays.
Rituals, with the unique concept of combining home and body cosmetics, was founded with the mission to transform everyday routines into meaningful moments, and thereby help people find inner peace in a stressful society. As an employer, Rituals aim to do the same for their employees. To continue this quest, Rituals are working together with BlueCall to help their employees create everyday routines that increase well-being.
KICKS is one of the leading cosmetics companies in Scandinavia. The company has a strong focus on mental health, as they both support mental health organisations, as well as prioritize employee well-being. To KICKS, the goal is to be a health promoting employer where the employees can thrive. In line with this, KICKS have started a collaboration with BlueCall to help prevent mental health issues internally.
Feeling stressed about returning to work after a great summer vacation is natural! It is actually a sign that you have managed very well to unwind during your time off. In this month’s newsletter, we share tips for a smooth return to work after a restful vacation.
For many of us, vacation is around the corner, a time for rest and recovery. According to scientists from the stress science institution at Stockholm University, it is more important than ever with variation and limits during this year’s vacation. Here we share concrete tips on how to get the stress free staycation that you deserve!
Due to today’s crisis a major part of our everyday life is happening remotely. For many of us the spontaneous conversations around the coffee machine, lunches and after-works with colleagues have vanished. In this month’s newsletter we share concrete tips from professor Thedal Neeley, Harvard Business School, on how to preserve your relationships, from a distance.
To practice self-leadership and leadership during a crisis demands different tools than the ones we are used to, but we do not need to reinvent the wheel. In their article in Harvard Business Review, McGRegor and Doshi explain lessons learned during the 2008 finance crisis which can be applied to today’s Corona crisis. In this month’s newsletter we share three concrete strategies on how to lead yourself and others, and by that come out of the crisis even stronger.
According to a study from Stanford University, you can with the right setting and tools increase productivity in your home environment. You may be one of those that are affected by the Corona crisis and therefore need to adapt to work from home during these times. We can with our four simple steps to demonstrate how you can achieve an increased balance, productivity, and creativity in your home setting.
Every day, the Public Health Agency reports new information on the virus’s progress. Being nervous and anxious is therefore quite natural. A recent Novus study shows that every other Swede experiences great concern about the virus spreading in Sweden. However, some worry can be helpful in these situations, as it makes us think a little extra about how to be precautionary to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. But excessive worry can also make you feel worse. If you feel that your concerns are overwhelming to you, you can use the tips below.
Imagine that you have been working on a project for months, and today you’re having a meeting with your manager to get the final approval. In the meeting, you get told that the proposal has been well received, but you’ll not be involved in it. On the way out of the meeting, you meet your colleagues and they look awkward. You try to smile, but it’s hard and you walk away. What do you feel? Disappointment? Sadness? Shame? Anger?
To be more grateful in life means that you’re also allowing yourself to be happier, more content and more satisfied with everything that has been going on around you. But with all the stress, all the disappointments and all the anxiety around you, I bet you ask yourself this question all the time: “How exactly can I be more grateful in my life?” Don’t worry! We’ve four tips to help you with this particular concern. Here they are: