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Chatter outside the box: The key to helping workers alleviate work stress

By | Julie Chakraverty, Press coverage | No Comments

We all know the phrase ‘a problem shared is a problem halved,’ but when it comes to issues at work it is one that is too often ignored. At least, that is what we discovered when we asked UK professionals how they cope with problems at work, with almost half (49%) of UK workers saying they never seek help for problems in the workplace.

In an ideal world, everyone’s work lives would run smoothly with no problems or issues. The reality – everyone has times when they are stressed at work, whether feeling burnt out, dealing with a high workload or struggling with tasks. Yet, despite this, employees may not seek help, even if these issues are impacting their health and keeping them up at night. Almost one in five (19%) UK workers admitted that work issues affect their sleep on a weekly basis.

Read more on ‘Chatter outside the box: The key to helping workers alleviate work stress’ from Julie Chakraverty, founder of Rungway, on HR News.

The workforce puzzle: It’s time companies changed, not people

By | Julie Chakraverty, Press coverage | No Comments

The UK’s workforce puzzle still remains unsolved. It’s why, for example, the gender pay gap still remains a hot topic – a gap expected to remain until 2041. Workforce equality goes beyond salary though. For me, beginning my career on a trading floor in the early ‘90s, I was very conscious of being different in the male-dominated environment.

Since then, the challenge of solving the workforce puzzle and ensuring everyone feels included has been embedded in my thinking – first within the City and most recently as founder of Rungway. Innovation has been my other constant career force, and the intersection of inclusion and innovation is now more crucial than ever.

However, many companies haven’t harnessed new opportunities coming from these, seeing them as “nice to haves” instead.

Read more on ‘The workforce puzzle: It’s time companies changed, not people’ by Julie Chakraverty, founder of Rungway, in full on Real Business.