Nine to Five No More

Forty years since it hit our cinema screens, the cult movie ‘Nine to Five’ is apparently poised for a revival. But the concept endorsed in the lyrics of its title track has long since clocked out and is unlikely to return; in 2018, ‘working nine to five’ is not the way to make a living. Dan Harding, director at Sign In App on how technology is challenging the traditional 9 to 5 business day. Click here to read more

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Three Ways To Create A Thriving Flexible Work Environment

For many of us, working 9 to 5 feels like an outdated concept because work doesn’t happen strictly between those hours. The reality is that personal appointments or obligations happen during the day and work often happens at night. Additionally, with technology making work mobile, there are no longer clear boundaries between what has historically happened at home versus at the office – Click here to read more

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Take a Deep Breath…

Learning to breathe more deeply can make you feel a lot calmer and increase your sense of well-being. Take five minutes to try out this simple breathing exercise.  Once you have got the hang of it you can use this technique anywhere – at work, at home or on the bus or tube. Anytime you feel your stress level rising or need a moment of calm. Please click here to learn how

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What is the Value of Wellness in the Workforce?

There is nothing better than a happy workforce because let’s face it, nobody wants employees who don’t want to work for your company. And whilst you can’t guarantee happiness, many companies are going over and above to ensure their employees’ mental and physical wellbeing is taken care of which can go a long way in helping them be happy.

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The Benefits of Flexible Working

Firstly, what is Flexible Working?

Flexible Working can be an alteration to your start and finish times, to work around your outside commitments. For example, you might start earlier and finish earlier so that you collect your children from school. Or you might work from home one day a week so that you can care for an elderly relative. You might even try and flex your hours around peak and off peak train prices or heavy traffic.

 

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Cowdray’s Wellbeing Event

The Afina team attended a Wellbeing Day at Cowdray this March.

Over 150 people gathered to listen to three eminent speakers: health psychologist Dr Brian Marien, author, Telegraph columnist and mental health campaigner Bryony Gordon and Mindfulness expert Dr Mark Williams. The day was expertly compered by Gillian Higgins, a leading international criminal barrister and meditation teacher.

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International Women’s Day: 13 best companies in Britain for female workers

To mark International Women’s Day, one of the UK’s top online salary benchmarking sites has compiled a list of the best places to work as a female in the Independent.

The ranking, which includes companies of all different sizes from across a slew of industries, highlights firms that have gone “above and beyond in some way when it comes to providing a working environment in which women can thrive”, says website Glassdoor.

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