The HR Elf on the Shelf – Day 5!

I hope you’re enjoying our little elf-less challenges!

Task five – When you get home tonight, turn off the technology and have a conversation with your spouse/partner/loved one or have a conversation with a friend or relative, really listen to them

Taking some time out from technology to really listen to people is essential for our relationships and wellbeing.

If you enjoy this task, then do check out Digitox, a book by Mark Ellis (no relation!) to see the real benefits of taking time out https://www.amazon.co.uk/Digitox-Healthy-Balance-Familys-Digital/dp/1999709802

 

The HR Elf on the Shelf – Day 3!

I hope you all had a good catch up with your nearest and dearest yesterday!

Today’s task is a bit of time out, just for you…

Task three – Create a playlist of your favourite songs to make you smile through the week ahead

Don’t forget to share the task online via Twitter #HRElfOnTheShelf and on Linked In.

The HR Elf on the Shelf – Day 2!

It’s the weekend, but there are still ways in which we can spread joy to those dearest to us, our families.

Task two – Call a loved one you may not have spoken to in a while

Don’t forget to share the task online via Twitter #HRElfOnTheShelf and on Linked In.

The HR Elf on the Shelf!

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It’s 1st December and many of us will be dusting off those Christmas jumpers or finding a new way to decorate the office with those old decorations!

Right now, all over the world, parents are scratching their heads to think of new and inventive ways to reintroduce their Elf on the Shelf for their little ones. The purpose of the elf is quite simple; he causes mischief deliberately to encourage children to be on their best behaviour before Santa visits at Christmas. It’s a bit of fun and helps generate excitement leading up to the big day.

But it’s not all fun and games for the parents; there is a committed requirement for creativity, hard work and most of all effort, so what is in it for the adults I hear you cry?! It is simply to see the joy of their children faces (and for them to go to bed on time!).

Spreading joy this time of year can be difficult, so I have given HR Acts of Kindness a festive makeover for advent, for no other reason but to spread joy to all the HR folk from far and wide!

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Tis the season to be (not so) jolly: Mental health at Christmas

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Christmas can be a magical time of the year, but for some people it can be an emotionally challenging time and with pressure increasing year on year, it’s a time that can play havoc with our mental health.

Among the chaos of shopping, retail adverts, festive lattes and that image of a “perfect” Christmas; for some people, this time of year can conjure up feelings of dread, loneliness and sadness.¬†Whilst Christmas is unavoidable, it is important to highlight that when it comes to festivities in the workplace, there are employees who struggle for various reasons, and the problem with this is that it is not always obvious as employees are often reluctant to talk about it which can make it difficult to offer relevant support.

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