Liz Earle

18 Jun 19
Ginger Spice

2019 has taken me into a exciting but challenging year but I wouldn’t change it for the world! But the stresses of work, situations and emotions can take a toll on anyones skin. So here is my skin saviours: Normally when I wake up, I wash off any residue from my face, whether that is […]

17 Jun 19
The Sun
EIGHT out of ten of Britain’s small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) don’t have a health and wellbeing strategy in place, a study has found. Despite attitudes towards wellbeing in the workplace generally improving a whopping 82 per cent of SME business leaders confessed they don’t have a process in place. Roughly 67 per cent of employees experience stress or anxiety related to their job And while half said they would like to have one, little is being done. The same research, which polled 1,500 employees at SMEs, found 67 per cent experience stress or anxiety related to their job. And nearly half said they continue to “power through” even when feeling under the weather. The study, also involving 200 business leaders, was commissioned by AXA PPP healthcare to highlight why health and wellbeing can no longer be ignored or treated as a “nice to have”. It also emerged that just shy of a quarter of professionals don’t see a GP because they’re worried about taking time off work. Speaking at the second instalment of the “AXA Growth Leaders Series”, hosted by The Supper Club, wellbeing expert and entrepreneur, Liz Earle MBE said not prioritising the health and wellbeing of employees is a real business risk. “Whether you’re leading a multi-national organisation or a small start-up, your employees are the most valuable asset. “Leaders who support and enable a wellbeing-focused workplace can enjoy a more productive and profitable business. “It’s often been said that if you look after your people, they will look after your customers, which drives your bottom line. “But it’s also important for business leaders to note that you can’t look after your employees – or your business – if you don’t look after yourself. “Leading by example and embedding good wellbeing habits in the workplace is incredibly important. “In small businesses leaders are often more visible among their team and can create the positive environment that helps their people thrive.” [authenticated-scripts src=”%3Cscript%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fxd.wayin.com%2Fembed%2F83114962-2ddc-4f9a-8c8e-cfba0ff53a2c%3Fmode%3Dresponsive%22%3E%3C%2Fscript%3E” type=”embedded” width=”100″ /] ‘One fifth feel guilty for taking a lunch break’ Nearly half of SME employees don’t feel like they have the time to look after their wellbeing, and a quarter are still reluctant to take a rest and recovery break for fear of letting the team down. But it’s not just coughs and colds keeping hard-working adults from leaving their workload behind, as one fifth felt guilty for taking time away from their desk for lunch. And more than a quarter send and receive emails outside of work hours, suggesting an “always on” mentality could be contributing to the mounting health issues experienced in small businesses. AXA PPP healthcare chief executive Tracy Garrad said: “Burnout is now recognised by the World Health Organisation as an occupational phenomenon. “It’s becoming a workplace epidemic that poses significant risks for small businesses. “While it’s encouraging that 41 per cent of small business leaders polled said they’d like to have a health and wellbeing strategy, more needs to be done to move the dial and change perceptions about health and wellbeing measures being the sole preserve of larger organisations. “The reality is small businesses make up more than half the UK’s total workforce and their employees are crying out for greater support.” The study, conducted via OnePoll, also found just 15 per cent felt their company provides a culture which supports their mental health. Despite 46 per cent agreeing they feel well informed of the health and wellbeing offering from their employer, just 22 per cent make the most use of these benefits. And just 13 per cent feel the organisation they work for provides good benefits as part of a health and wellbeing strategy in the first instance. Positively, nearly two-thirds of SME professionals working for an organisation with a health and wellbeing strategy in place agreed it’s showing significant improvement. Half of employees reckon they would feel less stressed, and two-fifths would see an improvement in productivity, if a wellbeing strategy was introduced. A further 35 per cent said it would boost their job satisfaction, with 22 per cent even saying it would make them more likely to stay at their job for longer. The research also found additional holiday for length of service, flexible hours and private medical insurance were among the top priorities for staff at SMEs if they had the choice among other health and wellbeing benefits. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in money” posts_category=”344″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] EJ Flynn, managing director of The Supper Club added: “We have found the founders who take the time to ask their teams what would make the greatest improvement to their health and wellbeing see better levels of engagement from their team, less absenteeism, greater retention of staff and greater productivity. “The initiatives do not have to be really complicated, but they must be bespoke to your business. “For instance, yoga and meditation may be right for one group, but flexible or remote working may be better suited to others.” We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Money team? Email us at money@the-sun.co.uk
17 Jun 19
The Scottish Sun
EIGHT out of ten of Britain’s small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) don’t have a health and wellbeing strategy in place, a study has found. Despite attitudes towards wellbeing in the workplace generally improving a whopping 82 per cent of SME business leaders confessed they don’t have a process in place. Roughly 67 per cent of employees experience stress or anxiety related to their job And while half said they would like to have one, little is being done. The same research, which polled 1,500 employees at SMEs, found 67 per cent experience stress or anxiety related to their job. And nearly half said they continue to “power through” even when feeling under the weather. The study, also involving 200 business leaders, was commissioned by AXA PPP healthcare to highlight why health and wellbeing can no longer be ignored or treated as a “nice to have”. It also emerged that just shy of a quarter of professionals don’t see a GP because they’re worried about taking time off work. Speaking at the second instalment of the “AXA Growth Leaders Series”, hosted by The Supper Club, wellbeing expert and entrepreneur, Liz Earle MBE said not prioritising the health and wellbeing of employees is a real business risk. “Whether you’re leading a multi-national organisation or a small start-up, your employees are the most valuable asset. “Leaders who support and enable a wellbeing-focused workplace can enjoy a more productive and profitable business. “It’s often been said that if you look after your people, they will look after your customers, which drives your bottom line. “But it’s also important for business leaders to note that you can’t look after your employees – or your business – if you don’t look after yourself. “Leading by example and embedding good wellbeing habits in the workplace is incredibly important. “In small businesses leaders are often more visible among their team and can create the positive environment that helps their people thrive.” [authenticated-scripts src=”%3Cscript%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fxd.wayin.com%2Fembed%2F83114962-2ddc-4f9a-8c8e-cfba0ff53a2c%3Fmode%3Dresponsive%22%3E%3C%2Fscript%3E” type=”embedded” width=”100″ /] ‘One fifth feel guilty for taking a lunch break’ Nearly half of SME employees don’t feel like they have the time to look after their wellbeing, and a quarter are still reluctant to take a rest and recovery break for fear of letting the team down. But it’s not just coughs and colds keeping hard-working adults from leaving their workload behind, as one fifth felt guilty for taking time away from their desk for lunch. And more than a quarter send and receive emails outside of work hours, suggesting an “always on” mentality could be contributing to the mounting health issues experienced in small businesses. AXA PPP healthcare chief executive Tracy Garrad said: “Burnout is now recognised by the World Health Organisation as an occupational phenomenon. “It’s becoming a workplace epidemic that poses significant risks for small businesses. “While it’s encouraging that 41 per cent of small business leaders polled said they’d like to have a health and wellbeing strategy, more needs to be done to move the dial and change perceptions about health and wellbeing measures being the sole preserve of larger organisations. “The reality is small businesses make up more than half the UK’s total workforce and their employees are crying out for greater support.” The study, conducted via OnePoll, also found just 15 per cent felt their company provides a culture which supports their mental health. Despite 46 per cent agreeing they feel well informed of the health and wellbeing offering from their employer, just 22 per cent make the most use of these benefits. And just 13 per cent feel the organisation they work for provides good benefits as part of a health and wellbeing strategy in the first instance. Positively, nearly two-thirds of SME professionals working for an organisation with a health and wellbeing strategy in place agreed it’s showing significant improvement. Half of employees reckon they would feel less stressed, and two-fifths would see an improvement in productivity, if a wellbeing strategy was introduced. A further 35 per cent said it would boost their job satisfaction, with 22 per cent even saying it would make them more likely to stay at their job for longer. The research also found additional holiday for length of service, flexible hours and private medical insurance were among the top priorities for staff at SMEs if they had the choice among other health and wellbeing benefits. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in money” posts_category=”34″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] EJ Flynn, managing director of The Supper Club added: “We have found the founders who take the time to ask their teams what would make the greatest improvement to their health and wellbeing see better levels of engagement from their team, less absenteeism, greater retention of staff and greater productivity. “The initiatives do not have to be really complicated, but they must be bespoke to your business. “For instance, yoga and meditation may be right for one group, but flexible or remote working may be better suited to others.” We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Money team? Email us at money@the-sun.co.uk
16 Jun 19
Society19 UK

Finding the best products that suit your skin can be hard. It usually takes a lot of experimenting and testing before we find the best ones for us. This is a list of the best low-priced skincare products you can find on your local high street. 1.  Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser This lightly scented […]

14 Jun 19
Wellbeing of Women
13 Jun 19
Jodie Chan

I think its been far too long since I’ve posted about my empty products, over half a year in fact! I think it’s about time that I empty my big bag that’s gathering dust into the recycling bin. When it comes to hand cream, I never stray too far from my La Roche-Posay Lipikar Hand […]

13 Jun 19
Find one job

Company: Boots
Location: London

12 Jun 19
LittleYellowButterflies

It’s been a while since I posted about skincare, but I’ve been working on getting my routine sorted, since I’ve started working in the city and commuting on the tube again. It’s amazing what a difference being exposed to pollution can make to your skin! I started to get blotchy patches of irritation and pigmentation […]

09 Jun 19
goodeatsgreatmemories

As I walk around I have never really looked to see what kind of vegetation grows around us that we can actually eat, at least not around the city. I mean I am originally from New York city so the closest I’ve come to eating something from the earth is a salad and some herbs […]

08 Jun 19
Unfolding Beauty

You can save on makeup and beauty products by downshifting from brands to much cheaper dupes, or lookalike products that even have similar packaging. Although the below products are purely a price comparison, (I’ve not tried them myself) many of these products are praised by beauty bloggers for being just as good as, or better […]

08 Jun 19
Nic Dempsey

I never used to use toner, I thought it was a waste of money. I would occasionally flirt with the Liz Earle or Dermalogica toners but they never made enough of a difference for me to spend the money on a regular basis.But age and perimenopause are really starting to show on my face and […]