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; 9th December

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“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” William Shakespeare

Sunday greetings to you all, I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend so far!

Weekends are for spending quality time with those we love and generally having that much needed time off from the stresses of work. Therefore this challenge is one which gets you supporting those closest to home.

Being kind to friends and family sounds like it should be a given, however, it is something we can too easily take for granted when we are busy with work, studies or general life, which can result in us becoming unintentionally neglectful of the relationships that matter the most.

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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; 7th December

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

Dalai Lama

At the recent CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition, I travelled home with two other members of the blog squad and I was shocked and saddened to see so many homeless people on the streets of Manchester. We came across a young homeless lady called Megan and she told us that she slept in the car park opposite where she was sat, her story brought me to tears and I’ve still to this day, not stopped thinking about her.

We offered to buy Megan a hot drink, food and anything else that she may have needed; but she politely declined our offers, with my husband being a former driver, he used to travel the country and stop for coffee at McDonalds, as a result he picked up the coffee stickers that are on the side and collected many of them over the past 12 months. I had a handful of these so I gave her every last one and told her to make sure she got herself a hot chocolate or coffee whenever she needed it.

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HR acts of kindness advent calendar; 6th December

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Hello and welcome back to the HR acts of kindness virtual advent calendar, I hope you are fully rested and feeling kinder to yourselves after yesterday’s challenge.

Today we are turning our kindness attentions to our social media channels, many of us are on several social media platforms, so there’s plenty of opportunity to spread some net-based joy!

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