Conflict Resolution

Workplace Conflict Manager’s Toolkit In any workplace there will be many different experiences and perspectives: we each see the world in a different way. This diversity of experience and thinking is a good thing, but it can sometimes lead to misunderstanding and disputes. Some workplace conflict can be positive, such as a healthy amount of […]

Wellbeing Wednesday – 23rd March 2022

Jane Fowler – Head of Customer Support Services Hello and happy Wednesday everyone. We are now past the spring equinox and this, as well as the lovely weather, is definitely contributing to my wellbeing in a good way J This week we are covering quite a few topics – most pertinent, as the Chancellor of […]

Wellbeing Wednesday 16th March 2022

Jane Fowler – Head of Customer Support Services Hello and welcome to this week’s Wellbeing Wednesday. Now that we are in the middle of March, I am feeling ridiculously excited to see the first bursts of colour outside as the daffodils, primroses and blossoms start to bloom. In a world that feels a little grey […]

Wellbeing Wednesday – 9th March 2022

Jane Fowler – Head of Customer Support Services Hello and welcome to this week’s International Women’s Day Wednesday. Having a day to recognise and celebrating the cultural, political, social, scientific and economic achievements of women is interesting – we do make up over 50% of the population! But the way that history and society has […]

Career break

In offering the opportunity to take a Career Break, the Council recognises the importance of employees’ work-life balance and personal development, whether that be via life-long learning, charity work, leisure activities, travel or other interests. Argyll and Bute Council defines a Career Break as a period of unpaid leave that lasts from between a minimum […]

Reducing Stress in the Workplace

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines stress as “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them”. Stress can mean different things to different people, but most people will identify with the feeling of being unable to cope if the “excessive pressures” have become too much.  We can all […]

Managing leave and sickness

Supporting Attendance at Work A healthy workforce and a healthy working environment are essential to achieving high levels of attendance and providing high quality services. The Supporting Attendance at Work Policy and Procedures should be used positively and constructively to support and enable employees to return to or remain at work. Employee wellbeing is important […]