• CiC scoops Top Employer for Working Families award again!

    CiC has been named ‘Top Small Family Friendly Employer’ for the second year running, this year receiving the award as joint-winner at a ceremony in London on 18 June 2014. Kate Nowlan, CiC chief executive, comments on the award win: “This is a tremendous achievement for CiC and something whichRead More

  • Leadership & Wellbeing in the EAEF Conference 2014 Spotlight

    The 2014 Employee Assistance European Forum took place last month in Vienna, bringing together delegates from over 25 countries to discuss the topic of leadership and wellbeing, recognising the extent to which wellbeing in organisations is directly related to sensitive and empathetic leadership. CiC’s Chief Executive, Kate Nowlan, welcomed delegatesRead More

  • CIC has been awarded the ISO 27001 standard

    “The team at CiC has always taken the issue of information and data security seriously. Being awarded the ISO 27001 accreditation confirms that we have strong processes and procedures in place that enable us to demonstrate the very best practice when it comes to managing confidential and sensitive information. ThisRead More

  • We’re Proud to Enrolled in the Mindful Employer Initiative

    This means that as an employer, CiC aims to: · Show a positive and enabling attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues · Ensure that all staff involved in recruitment and selection are briefed on mental health issues and the Equality Act 2010 · Not make assumptionsRead More

  • Advice on managing trauma and crisis in the workplace

    Making the best of preparing for the worst is an important lesson for organisations. Although traumatic events are unlikely to happen in most companies, the fact is that they do happen so you need to be prepared. In a recent article by CiC’s Chief Executive, Kate Nowlan, in Builder &Read More

  • Cumulative trauma – how to support employees

    CiC Chief Executive, Kate Nowlan, spoke at the Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference in March 2014 on cumulative trauma and how to support employees exposed to ongoing stress and trauma in the workplace. You can read a review of key conference speakers, including Kate Nowlan, in the latest issueRead More

  • CiC in Kensington Magazine

    The following article appeared in the March 2014 edition of Kensington Magazine Celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2014, CiC provides an independent 24 hour confidential care adviceline, offering emotional and practical support in the workplace. Based in Kensington Square, the Employee Assistance Programme can assist with any manner of stressesRead More

  • Recognition of a Secret Army

    With an estimated one in seven employees caring for someone who is ill, frail or has a disability, the chances of a carer working in your organisation is high. So how best can you support them? In an article published in a recent issue of theHRDirector, CiC Chief Executive, KateRead More

  • CiC partners with Oxfam GB to offer first ever EAP

    Oxfam has launched its first ever employee assistance programme in partnership with CiC, offering round-the-clock telephone assistance and face-to-face counselling to the organisation’s 1,300 UK-based employees. “Our employees have benefitted from in-house occupational counselling for nearly thirty years. But with the retirement of a key member of staff we recogniseRead More

  • CiC is a top family friendly SME!

    It’s official, CiC is a top family friendly SME, according to Working Families Working Families, the campaigning organisation for family-friendly workplaces, who have ranked CiC as one of the top ten family friendly SMEs in the country. Kate Nowlan, CiC’s chief executive says: “We are very proud that our commitmentRead More

  • How to better manage your stress levels

    Feeling a bit wound up? A bit stressed? Or that you’re not quite in control at work or at home? Kate Nowlan, CiC’s chief executive, highlights some of the symptoms of stress and takes a look at some of the small, positive steps that you can take to break theRead More