• 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.Read 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 withRead 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 StaffRead 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 aroundRead 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 providedRead More

  • Kate Nowlan & Thomson Reuters at US Journalism Convention

    Coping with On-The-Job Trauma – Powered by Reuters, at the 2016 NABJ and NAHJ Annual Convention and Career Fair Ferguson. San Bernardino. Baltimore. Sandy Hook. Katrina. Violent images on user generated content. U.S.-based journalists are thrust into coverage of mass-casualty events, civil unrest, protests and natural disasters at what seemsRead More

  • Health and wellbeing support to tackle hospital stress levels

    In a recently published article from Safety and Health Practitioner, Sara Brown, Deputy Chief Officer for Workforce Development at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, explains how BCH’s strategic partnership with CiC has helped to reduce the risk of serious stress-related and psychological problems amongst hospital employees. Looking at the findings from aRead More

  • CiC supporting healthcare 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 providedRead More

  • Managing the tripartite relationship of EAP counselling

    Many EAPs are known for their provision of counselling support. EAP counselling referrals are mostly provided by affiliate or network counsellors and are complex not only because of the clients presenting problems but due to the sheer number of people in the consulting room. There’s the employing organisation (who isRead More

  • Emotional resilience boosts positive management techniques

    Delegates were treated to a dynamic, action-packed seminar as the CiC team introduced them to ‘Positive and effective management for challenging times’ on Tuesday 22 September 2015. Through a series of role-play workshops delivered in partnership with Emma Gersch Training, managers were given an insight into how to manage keyRead More

  • CiC scoops top employer award for third year running

    CiC is proud to make it to Working Families annual list of Top Employers for Working Families, being ranked among the top ten small employers for working families for the third year running. “CiC’s achievement in this ranking for the third year in a row is testament to the goodRead More