• Mental Health Awareness Week – 8th to 14th May 2017

    As you may already know, this week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is Surviving or Thriving? The aim is to look at good mental health and uncover why so few of us are thriving with it. An increasing proportion of the population live every day with high levels of stress,Read More

  • CiC’s Kate Nowlan to speak at 5th International Conference on Duty of Care

    CiC’s CEO Kate Nowlan has taken up the opportunity to speak to attendees at the 5th International Conference on Duty of Care. With the conference focussing on protecting workers and ex-pats overseas Kate is very well placed to deliver meaningful insight to the audience. Kate has been at the core of CiC’s international trauma andRead More

  • The High Cost of Unhappy Employees

    Undoubtedly, it makes good business sense to keep staff happy at work and create a positive working culture where people can do their best work. As well as the obvious costs such as recruitment efforts to replace employees who leave, there are many indirect ways that having unhappy workers can be costly to business. ARead More

  • The Transforming Surge Capacity Project

    The Transforming Surge Capacity Project  is led by ActionAid and backed by 11 partners including: Action Contre le Faim, Christian Aid, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, CARE, International Medical Corps, Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid, Plan International, Save the Children and Tearfund. Recently over 40 individuals from a number of agencies attended an event whereRead More

  • Timmy Kurtuldum talks about the Magic Art of Mediation

    If you ever wondered if mediation is for you, an article from CiC’s Training and Mediation Manager, Timmy Kurtuldum, in the latest issue of BACP’s Counselling at Work journal, talks about the skills required to play a part in a successful mediation. “It’s too easy to think that mediation in a workplace context is theRead More

  • Minimising Organisational Conflict with Mediation

    Conflict seems inherent in today’s organisations as employers are under pressure to re-model themselves to fit new economic realities and meet the challenges of digitalisation. The resulting redundancies, shifting workloads and responsibilities have led to tensions, not always immediately visible, but ratcheting up in the background between individuals and whole teams. In pursuit of anRead More

  • Should we ban the banter?

      Recently on the HRDIRECTOR, Kate Nowlan, discussed research published by the Trades Unions Congress that reports half of women have experienced sexual harassment during their career. According to Kate, the core issue highlighted by the report is workplace banter: “…the thin line between humour and something inappropriate and threatening. No-one, obviously, wants an employeeRead More

  • Improving psychological wellbeing in the NHS

    Improving psychological wellbeing in the NHS In a recent article published online in theHRDirector, BCH’s deputy chief officer for workforce development, Sara Brown, describes the hospital’s recently improved package of health and wellbeing activities and the successes they have seen in providing an improved psychological wellbeing service in partnership with employee wellbeing experts, CiC. StaffRead More

  • Delivering a complete counselling service in the NHS

    The August 2016 issue of Pay and Benefits puts the spotlight on Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) and their partnership with CiC. Sara Brown, Deputy Chief Officer for Workforce Development at the Hospital, explains how working with seriously ill children can take its toll on employees. Findings from a National Staff Survey at BHC showed aRead More

  • How CiC’s EAP can support employees with money worries

    CiC Account Manager, Claire Neal, talks about how the EAP can provide advice and guidance to employees worried about their finances. Part 1 Part 2

  • CiC attends HHR Europe 2016

    Kate Nowlan (CEO CiC) and Javier Paredes (Senior Account Manager CiC) recently attended the Humanitarian Human Resources Conference for 2016, held in Barcelona. The theme of the conference this year was ‘Organisational Resilience: HR at the Frontline’. The conference objectives where as follows: •  Map out the current trends around resilience. •  Explore and engageRead More

  • CiC supporting health care professionals

    Healthcare can be a high-stress environment to work in, so strong support structures and a culture of openness are essential. In the June 2016 edition of Nursing Management, CiC’s client, Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Sara Brown, deputy chief officer for workforce development, talks about how their work with CiC has provided the necessary help and assistanceRead More