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Combatting workload with wellness

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

It’s easy for staff to stay in tiptop shape when its business as usual… right? So when the workload piles up, it’s easy for staff with even the best of intentions to let their health and fitness routines slip, eat whatever comes to hand and start to disrupt their sleep cycle through stress and late nights.
At Tailored Fit, having worked with executives in the midst of multinational mergers and with partners at law firms working on billion-pound deals we know what it looks like when the going gets tough. Attempting to maintain the same health and fitness regimes during these unusually intense periods is nigh on impossible. That said, for the sake of both health and work performance it is important to find a way of keeping those wellness wheels turning.

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Optimise your office – 5 ways to create a space that promote wellness

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

In theory, an office should be an environment in which staff can perform at their best, day after day, without a detrimental affect on their health. Not only should we not expect staff to trade their health for a salary, but we now know that there is an undeniable correlation between staff health and performance.
Therefore, creating the right environment and providing the necessary facilities for staff is key to long-term health and performance. So, what office features are conducive to health and how many do you already have at your workspace?

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High-performance Exec? How to tell if you are winning or faking

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

From performance reviews to a high-performance culture, the word ‘performance’ gets a lot of use in the corporate world. But like many such terms, it seems to mean different things to different people.
For some it is purely a gauge of productivity and output, whilst for others they see it as a measure of efficiency.
At Tailored Fit, we have spent 6 years developing multi-faceted strategies to help executives to maximise their performance. So, let look at precisely what we mean when we talk about high-performance and the factors that underpin it.

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Hack your morning: 5 habits for optimal performance

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Many high performers, from CEO’s to athletes, use habits and routines to maximise their performance capabilities.
From Mark Zuckerberg wearing the same thing every day to Richard Branson starting each day with exercise, those performing at the highest levels rely on habits and routines.
How you spend the time shortly after you wake is crucial to setting yourself up for a high-performing day. This first ‘hypnopompic’ hour can determine your mental state and physical energy for the rest of the day.
So, what exactly can you or the key players within your organisation do to maximise performance potential? This week we look at 5 key habits that can keep you at your best.

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Senior Exec? 3 things you NEED to do to maximise performance

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

It is a fairly common statement that people are the lifeblood of companies. We spend time and money finding and hiring the best people, and then additional time and resources developing them.

Whether they are the CEO or Global Head of X; your Senior Executives will be experienced, highly trained and hopefully skilled in their role and paid accordingly. So, why would you settle for having them perform sub-optimally?

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The 3 pillars of staff wellness – Part 3: Nutritional Health

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Although paramount to optimal health and performance, nutrition is often omitted from corporate wellness programmes. It is also one of the vital areas often neglected by individuals. Considering it can have such huge implications on cognitive ability, energy levels, metabolic health and mental wellbeing, it is crucial to support staff to eat well.
In this article we’ll look at two key areas that will have an affect on performance at work and ways in which you can help your staff to thrive.

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5 things you can do for free to boost staff wellbeing

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Although corporate wellness programmes are a worthwhile investment, smaller companies can’t always afford to sacrifice short-term cash flow for longer-term gains. But this doesn’t mean that there is nothing that can be done to reap some of the benefits of staff wellbeing without waiting to have a dedicated budget for it! We have compiled a list of five activities you can introduce at your workplace for free.

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How comprehensive is your wellness programme?

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Successful wellness programmes usually have a couple of things in common. Firstly, they have specific outcome goals; they have been designed to tackle specific health and wellbeing issues that companies are facing. Without this direction, wellness programmes end up being, at best, a nice perk.

The second thing successful programmes have in common is that they have specific programme targets. These targets are the markers of how well the programme is being utilised. They guide the process of iteration when adjusting a programme to hit the outcome goals. If a programme is not having the desired effect and yet your programme targets have been met, it may well be an indicator that your programme needs to be more comprehensive.

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Staff aren’t getting enough sleep, but what can we do about it?

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Recently the conversation about staff health has moved onto a discussion around sleep. People are becoming more aware of the need for a decent amount of quality sleep. Sleep affects mental and physical health and makes a huge difference to work performance. The question is, as an employer, what can we actually do about this?

We posed this question to one of our trusted partners, Raewyn Guerrero, Functional Medicine Coach, sleep expert and founder of Well Works.

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Are wellness days a waste of time and resources?

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Wellness days have been undertaken for many years with varying levels of success. They are usually a day set aside for the company to host talks, invite in benefits suppliers and staff come away with a goody bag from the local gym and a branded pen from the health insurance provider.
OK, so they’re not always that bad but I have attended my fair share, and some have been as ineffective as that. Let’s look at why some do work and why others are a waste of time and precious resources.