Clare Jupp

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Careers Insight: Hanging in the work-life balance

The pressure of an increasingly demanding work culture is taking its toll on our lives and we need to address the issue It may sound controversial, or even downright negative, but I do not believe there is such a thing as an effective work/life balance anymore. As organisational leaders we talk about it, as responsible […]

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Careers Insight: Changing views on mental illness

All organisations have a responsibility to support employees suffering mental illness, and to educate their staff appropriately According to the Government, one in four people experiences a mental health disorder at some point in their life, at an annual cost to the UK of £105bn. Statistics also show that young people are affected disproportionately, with […]

Careers Insight: Banter can be good for business

A study has found that increased camaraderie among colleagues produces a stronger connection to one’s employer I was fascinated to read some recent research about the importance and value of office banter and why, therefore, employers should encourage rather than discourage this playful dialogue. We are all aware of the importance of job satisfaction and a […]