Operating a successful business is more than managing cash flow. Twenty six percent of UK HR professionals saw employee engagement as a top priority in 2017. With employee satisfaction being a key factor in engagement, due to the relationship between happiness and commitment, businesses not only need to tend to the rights these employees should be granted by law, but they need to make sure these are met appropriately in order to keep workers happy and comply with UK regulations.
The weather is unlikely to be getting any better for the months ahead, and, just like humans; dogs may notice the difference and miss those long summer days (that seem like such a distant memory). Your pet pooch won’t understand why the weather has changed, or why you might be doing things a little differently. Therefore, it’s vital to your canine companion’s happiness that you make an effort to keep their routine and ensure that they’re happy throughout winter. Ensuring that your dog’s mood is still as upbeat and fun as ever will also lift your mood throughout winter, and you’ll cheer each other up when your mood is as low as the temperature outside (brrr).
Most of the time, people will focus on making their garden look pretty, and not really considering functionality. While it’s nice to fill it with flowers and decorations, there are usages for it that you can’t really do elsewhere, which makes it even more worth looking into what you can do. A common use of a garden is having a shed, which is likely where you’ll store all your tools and gardening items, the kind of things that you don’t want to keep in your house. While it’s great to have this extra storage, there’s plenty more you can do to make use of it!
A new year is almost upon us, and if you’re getting married in 2018, welcoming in the turn of the digits will be even more exciting that usual. Already, there are a few hot trends to know about for the year ahead. Adding a few of these to your traditional day can help welcome in the new. Take a look…
The winter is a magical time of year for you, your partner and even your dog! Even the dankest and dingiest street or lane is covered in a sparkling sheen of snow and frost. The weather outside is frightful, and the fire is indeed delightful. It’s a cosy time of year that’s naturally conducive to romance. Is it any wonder that this time of year is a favourite for boyfriends and girlfriends around the world to pop the question and make themselves into fiances? Seasonal romance aside, a girl should keep an eye out for the signs that her significant other may be about to pop that ever elusive big question. Some of them are subtle, some… less so, but if you spot any of these telltale behaviours at least try to act surprised!
Everyone is guilty of not loving themselves quite as much as they should. Whether you’re going through a rough patch with your love life, you feel insecure about your body or you have deeper issues which have led to abusing illegal substances or alcohol. Although self-care can be approached in many different ways there are a few things which can help you to love yourself again. If you, a friend or family member is experiencing an unhappy period in their life at the moment, take some time to talk to them and follow some simple advice to get back on track.
I understand that Christmas is in a matter of days, and while it might be worth sharing with you some last minute gift ideas for Christmas, it possibly might be too late. I’d like to think that you were all wrapped up with your christmas shopping, and so thought I might turn my attention to birthdays and ideas for gifts. However, while we face another twelves months of birthday shopping, we all know a fashionista of such that can be particularly difficult to buy for. The one who always looks they part. Maybe it’s your amazing mother, your best friend or even a looked up to work colleague. It might be difficult to add to their wardrobe, but there are certainly other ways to make them feel special. I wanted to share with you some of the safe options of birthday gifts that will suit these fantastic women in your life.
At this time of year, there’s nothing better than a Christmas market to get you in the mood for the Big Day. Unfortunately, this season also brings with it unpredictable, or just plain bad, weather. If you’re heading to one of the hundreds of Christmas markets taking place across the country, you’ll need to wrap up warmly and take your trusty brolly.
But how do you work your way around a crowded market with an umbrella over your head without poking someone in the eye or showering them in rain when you step inside?
Christmas is awesome! It’s a super fun time that’s perfect for making memories and capping off the year with some festive fun amongst family, friends and even that special someone. It’s a time of year when we’re encouraged to think about others. Cynics may complain that the spirit of the season has become lost in a fugue of commercialism, self-interest and corporate greed but look around a busy high street at this time of year and you’ll see a whole lot more than empty, soulless commercialism going on. You’ll see couples arm in arm, you’ll see children skipping excitedly down the street and families smiling as they enjoy the multicoloured splendour of the seasonal decorations together. It’s a time of consideration, surprises and togetherness.
It is less than two weeks until Christmas, which is scaring me slightly as I feel very unprepared in general. Even though I bought most of my Christmas presents weeks ago, I still feel there is so much to do before Christmas day. Especially when you’re the cook in the family and have 12 hungry people coming to our house to be fed. Last Christmas I had only lived in my house for just over a month, so we didn’t really own any decorations. We bought a real Christmas tree as it was always tradition when I lived at home to have a real one, but we didn’t have much else other than the tree. This year I had said to my boyfriend that I wanted us to buy lots of decorations so the house would be more festive and for us to put more effort in. I think there is such a big build up to Christmas day and everyone panics about everything that needs to be done and it seems that once the day comes it is kind of a relief.