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BRIGHTSTAR MARKS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

Blogs & articles / People Development
13th May 2019

Brightstar Financial is marking Mental Health Awareness Week this week, with a series of activities…

BRIGHTSTAR ONE OF 55 WOMEN IN FINANCE SIGNATORIES TO MEET TARGETS

Blogs & articles / People Development
21st March 2019

In collaboration with HM Treasury, New Financial held its second Annual Review of the HM…

HOW TO MAINTAIN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND WELLBEING DURING THE FESTIVE SEASON

Blogs & articles / People Development
6th December 2018

The festive season is full of cheer and goodwill but can also bring a lot…

CAREERS INSIGHT: TIME TO TURN OFF YOUR PHONE?

Blogs & articles / People Development
27th November 2018

Technology has given us greater opportunities to work remotely, but research shows we are less…

I HAVE NO INTEREST IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

Blogs & articles / People Development
21st November 2018

“I have no interest in financial services!” Not my words, but those of a young…

WOMEN IN FINANCE CHARTER: ‘COMMITMENT’ MORE IMPORTANT THAT TARGETS

Blogs & articles / People Development
21st November 2018

Some businesses are still reluctant to sign up to the Women in Finance Charter due…

THE TRUTH ABOUT COFFEE

Blogs & articles / People Development
22nd October 2018

Worldwide 2 billion cups of coffee are drunk every 24 hours. 55 million of those…

WHY FLEXIBLE WORKING SHOULD BE ON YOUR AGENDA

Blogs & articles / People Development
1st October 2018

It was interesting to see that Mental Health Awareness Week (observed on 14 to 20…

WHAT’S IN YOUR GREENHOUSE?

Blogs & articles / People Development
27th September 2018

ORGANISATIONS NEED A YOUTH POLICY AND A TALENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY SO AS TO BUILD CAPACITY…

FINANCIAL SERVICES: THE NEXT GENERATION

Blogs & articles / People Development
27th March 2018

Much has been written and spoken about concerning the need to change the image of…

WOMEN IN FINANCE CHARTER DRIVES ‘ HAPPINESS IN BUSINESS’

Blogs & articles / People Development
15th March 2018

Ahead of ‘good news’ expected out tomorrow on gender equality from HM Treasury, Clare Jupp,…

WHY FINANCIAL SERVICES MUST CONTINUE TO #PressForProgress ON WOMEN

Blogs & articles / People Development
8th March 2018

With the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap report findings telling us gender parity is…

MASTERING THE ART OF RETENTION

Blogs & articles / People Development
28th October 2017

Mastering the art of staff retention It was fantastic to share an evening of celebration…

BRIGHTSTAR MARKS WORLD MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY

Press / People Development
6th October 2017

As part of its ongoing campaign to promote awareness about and break down the barriers…

RETENTION

Blogs & articles / People Development
1st October 2017

Mastering the art of staff retention It was fantastic to share an evening of celebration…

BRIGHTSTAR WELLBEING ROOM OFFICIALLY OPENED

Press / People Development
24th August 2017

Brightstar is delighted today to announce the official opening of its 'Wellbeing Room' as part…

BUILDING FIRM FOUNDATIONS

Blogs & articles / People Development
2nd March 2017

"There's your computer, there's your desk. The toilets are downstairs and we take an hour…

CAREERS INSIGHT: CHANGING VIEWS ON MENTAL ILLNESS

Blogs & articles / People Development
1st March 2017

All organisations have a responsibility to support employees suffering mental illness, and to educate their…

ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH: WHY ORGANISATIONS SHOULD BE SHARING THE LOAD WHEN IT COMES TO MENTAL HEALTH

Blogs & articles / People Development
20th January 2017

The government says that one in four people has a mental disorder at some point…

CAREERS INSIGHT: BANTER CAN BE GOOD FOR BUSINESS

Blogs & articles / People Development
19th November 2016

I was fascinated to read some recent research about the importance and value of office…

WOMEN IN FINANCE AT THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE

Blogs & articles / People Development
16th November 2016

Women in Finance at the London Stock Exchange – Clare Jupp As a signatory of…

CAREERS INSIGHT: A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Blogs & articles / People Development
1st November 2016

Most of us know the saying, attributed to either medieval monk and poet John Lydgate…

WHY WE ALL NEED FEEDBACK

Blogs & articles / People Development
16th October 2016

We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve. These are…

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT IS NO POKER GAME

Blogs & articles / People Development
12th August 2016

In the aftermath of Brexit and the whole referendum debacle, the themes of 'going it…

HARNESSING THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Blogs & articles / People Development
1st July 2016

Clare Jupp of Brightstar Financial reflects on the lessons learned at last Friday's Ladies Executive…

CAREERS INSIGHT: THE RIGHT FIT

Blogs & articles / People Development
6th June 2016

Effective recruitment into our sector appears to be a challenge. The average age of a…

CAREERS INSIGHT: DEALING WITH UNDERPERFORMANCE

Blogs & articles / People Development
4th November 2015

How you respond when an employee is underperforming speaks volumes about the health of your…