HR acts of kindness advent calendar; 12th December, creating a culture of kindness

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Can you believe that we are actually halfway through HR acts of kindness? It seems that December is passing us by and it is often the case that at this time of year, whilst our intentions are good, kindness can often be overlooked through the chaos.

In short, today is not a challenge or task based one, it is about creating a culture of kindness and how it can make all the difference to the environments that we are exposed to.

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HR acts of kindness advent calendar; 10th December

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“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”

Roy T. Bennett

It’s Monday! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are sticking with the challenges, I’ve had some wonderful messages from some of you so do make sure you keep them coming.

Ok so it’s a new week and we are heading back to our desks, so let’s bring some kindness to our workplaces today.

Creating a positive workplace culture is essential for a happy workplace which makes it  more productive and creates a sense of community.

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HR acts of kindness advent calendar; 8th December

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“When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.”

Buddha

Happy Saturday! How did you all get on with yesterday’s challenge? It was pretty thought-provoking for a Friday challenge but it is one that can make a really big difference.

Today is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, this can be a pretty stressful experience for many of us (I have to line shop as my husband gets really overwhelmed when the shops are busy) personally, I enjoy the experience of watching others carefully (and sometimes not so much!) pick out gifts for their loved ones.

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HR acts of kindness advent calendar; 5th December

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“Be kind to unkind people – they need it the most.”

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This year seems to have flown by and as our lives get busier, it seems that there is even less time for ourselves which can take a huge toll upon our mental health and general wellbeing.

Whilst HR acts of kindness is designed to bring smiles and joy to others, it is also important to remember that these acts can also make us feel good too.

Being kind to ourselves sounds easy when it is written as a simple statement, but it is one of the most difficult things we can do, we are our own worst critic so most of us are really hard on ourselves, creating bubbles of excess pressure from various sources; it could be that you don’t feel good about your weight or that you made a simple mistake at work, that internal voice is always quick to negatively appear and say something that damages our confidence and makes us feel pretty rubbish about ourselves.

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I’m in the 2019 UK Blog Awards!

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Wowsers what a year it has been and with only 6 short weeks left of 2018, for me it is now all about 2019!

I am really excited and privileged to be nominated at the 2019 UK Blog Awards for my humble little HR blog and I couldn’t be more proud; it is all thanks to your support that I am here in the first place so a big thank you to you all.

If you enjoy reading my HR musings, then please do take a moment to nominate me, there are to forms to fill in, you just click the link here and press the vote button, and it is as easy as that!

Wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed!