Month: March 2020

good listener

How to be a good listener

How to be a good listener. ‘Talk To Us’, the Samaritans annual awareness-raising campaign to encourage us to become better listeners. Why should I listen more? Saying less and hearing more has huge benefits that most people miss. The most important benefit being that the person who’s doing the talking will feel understood and cared …

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Five best practices for employee recognition programmes

Employee recognition is the appreciation for an employee’s input. It provides a number of business, social, and wellness advantages to teams. Research has shown our need to be appreciated. This has spurred employee recognition programmes around the world. Employee Recognition Programmes have been shown to: Increase motivation: 40% of people would put more effort into …

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Listening to employees

Listening to employees: Five reasons why it is essential

‘Talk To Us’, is the Samaritans annual awareness-raising campaign to encourage us to become better listeners. So this month at OptiMe we have been discussing the importance of listening to employees. Why should employers be listening to employees more? Listening to employees might seem like common sense, but a recent poll showed that 64% of …

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Worry

How to Deal with Worry

Mental Health Awareness Week, which got many of us thinking about our wellbeing and the things we worry about. Everyone worries. Sometimes worrying can even be useful when it encourages you to take action. But if you’re held up with “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem. Anxious thoughts can drain your emotional …

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