Clare Jupp

Careers Insight: Instant boost to wellbeing

Massages are an effective way of reducing stress and boosting production. More companies are realising these benefits When our organisation marked Mental Health Awareness Day last year, one of the most well-received aspects of the day was our focus on stress management and the opportunity to have an on-site 15-minute massage. As a result, we […]

Careers Insight: Sizing up unconscious biases

Judging employees based on their weight and build is simply another form of workplace discrimination that organisations urgently need to address I have been hearing a great deal recently about unconscious bias and how organisations are providing training for their staff to tackle the issue. Unconscious biases are learned stereotypes able to influence behaviour that […]

Careers Insight: Time to turn off your phone?

Technology has given us greater opportunities to work remotely, but research shows we are less productive and more at risk of mental health problems when tethered to a mobile. To maintain the work-life balance, we must develop a strategy for switching off. I have written a great deal about the importance of achieving a healthy […]


Careers Insight: Answering age-old questions

Putting a focus on the wellbeing of your team will pay dividends many times over. It is important to have a plan in place to encourage and support employees on many levels. But does one size fit all? Or is age a factor that needs to be considered? Managers must be in tune with their […]


Careers Insight: Put the stress on flexibility

As flexible working is found to reduce stress, the simple steps required to implement it will generate loyalty, a strong work ethic and high productivity from employees. May’s Mental Health Awareness Week focused on the topic of stress, providing a great opportunity for organisations to think about how to address its causes and manage it […]


Careers Insight: If you don’t ask, you can’t know

I have written much about the importance of feedback and the crucial role it plays in securing continuous improvement. However, my focus has always largely been around internal feedback. While it is an important measure, it should be regarded as just one part of the assessment process. So what about external measurement? How much importance […]

Careers Insight: Changing workplace dynamics

By offering ‘dynamic working’, organisations can give all staff a fairer deal to help them achieve a better work-life balance Despite my commitment to gender parity in financial services, I’m equally keen to write about men in the workplace and the challenges they face. Furthermore, as a director of people development my ‘cause’ is people […]

Careers Insight: Learn your firm’s colour scheme

By understanding how we and our colleagues tick, we can learn to work together more effectively and harmoniously As the old saying goes: ‘There’s nowt so queer as folk.’ While we may like our colleagues greatly, we can often be bewildered, shocked or disappointed by their actions. We are all different. We read situations differently […]