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Inclusion is a choice: Micro-exclusions you are probably guilty of and how you can stop them

Not all exclusion is direct and intentional. The majority of exclusions we experience are micro-exclusions i.e. small behaviours that go under the radar but when experienced consistently are causal in our feelings of individual exclusion. As a result, people often come to believe that things will never change and, eventually, leave their roles. At Fika, we propose some micro-behaviour changes you and your teams should make that will help your colleagues feel more included.

Dr Amanda McNamee
December 6, 2022
3
min read
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Great onboarding: a secret weapon against attrition?

More than 1/4 of new hires leave a company within 6 weeks. More than 1/3 leave in the first 6 months. And of those who leave in the first year, half were thinking of leaving for 6 months or more. The impact of disengaged, one-foot-out-the-door employees on existing employees and clients is well known not to mention their reduced productivity levels and larger number of errors (Jaman et al, 2002). 

Dr Amanda McNamee
September 26, 2022
6
min read
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Why it’s time to invest in your teams

The rise in agile, digital and knowledge-based businesses is making effective teamwork more important than ever, as companies compete to innovate. At the same time, the increase in remote working is challenging teams in ways they’ve never been challenged before. So, what can businesses do to ensure confident and cohesive team performance, despite the challenges that come with working remotely?

Dr Fran Longstaff
May 31, 2022
6
min read
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How digital solutions can play a role in building inclusion, belonging and diversity in the workplace

What if a digital solution existed that had the potential to grant permission and structure for every employee in the workplace to have a voice and be heard? Would this increase their sense of belonging and inclusion? And more importantly, could it tackle the lack of diversity in some workplaces?

Dr Fran Longstaff
April 21, 2022
6
min read
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From 'time off' to 'time in': how to replace burnout culture

Taking time off is essential for wellbeing. Our physical and mental health benefit from hitting pause. But many of us are unable to keep the pause button on. We check our emails, our messaging channels and even attend some meetings in our downtime. A staggering 65% of us eat into our leave time with work, making it a regular, almost expected occurrence. 

Dr Amanda McNamee
March 11, 2022
6
min read
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The Great Resignation: how to hold onto your staff by keeping them engaged

Recent reports into the great resignation suggest as many as a quarter of us are intending to leave our jobs within the next six months, and resignation rates are already at their highest since 2009. The financial impact of this mass exodus could be enormous, with the average cost of employee turnover in those earning over £25,000 a year estimated to be £30,614.

Dr Fran Longstaff
February 25, 2022
8
min read
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Three steps you can take to look after your leaders

COVID-19. Hybrid. The Great Resignation. Mass reports of staff burnout.

Dr Fran Longstaff
February 9, 2022
4
min read
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How to turn 'conversations' into meaningful connections

When it comes to talking - there's talking, and there's really talking, isn't there?

Rose Wilkinson
February 3, 2022
5
min read
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Time to Talk Day: the power of active listening

When it comes to important conversations - don't underestimate the power of active listening.

Rose Wilkinson
February 3, 2022
4
min read
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Stress, performance and productivity: the role of leadership

‘What tools and techniques can I give to my staff to help them better manage stress?’ This is one of the most common requests that I get as a Psychologist. And it’s a perfectly reasonable request in view of the fact that last year UK employees were found to be working an extra 2 hours each day. 

Dr Fran Longstaff
February 1, 2022
5
min read
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What can prepare you for life as a working mum?

Earlier this week I spoke about the importance of building mental fitness before different career transitions. It was a timely reminder as I’m currently going through undoubtedly the biggest transition in my career to date.

Dr Fran Longstaff
November 26, 2021
5
min read
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Preparing for career transitions

I am a Sports Psychologist, and in sport, we take career transitions extremely seriously. We spend a huge amount of time working with athletes to better prepare them for the next stage of their career. Whether that be moving from junior to senior competition or preparing for life after sport.

Dr Fran Longstaff
November 22, 2021
5
min read
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Returning from maternity leave

I'd been told returning from maternity leave would be challenging ... but no one could have prepared me for how tough it would be.

Rose Wilkinson
November 10, 2021
3
min read

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