Lockdown hiatus is the chance to start a revolution – Quota media interview Shane Cooke from Jasper Wellbeing

2020-07-26T17:22:07+00:00

by Shane Cooke in Society, Business, Opinion, Health, Rights 3 min read  0clickfor quoata media Shane Cooke of Jasper Wellbeing has chefed for more than 20-years, from La Manoir to Barclays HQ. Now he's calling for a radical change. Share on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Facebook Covid-19 lockdown is a once in a lifetime opportunity to address the brutality of our industry’s culture, with depression, stress and drug and alcohol abuse way higher than they should be. It’s no wonder this business has long been struggling to recruit and retain staff. Lockdowns have led to teams being furloughed or made redundant in mass numbers. What this means [...]

Lockdown hiatus is the chance to start a revolution – Quota media interview Shane Cooke from Jasper Wellbeing2020-07-26T17:22:07+00:00

Being present in discomfort by Jules Domanski

2020-04-17T19:43:25+00:00

If there’s one thing this quarantine has provided in abundance- it’s opportunity for self-work. I’ve gone from needing to literally block out time on my calendar for self-care (meditation, journaling, and reading) to having too much time alone with my thoughts and feelings. And it’s brought up a hell of a lot of discomfort. Being able to sit quietly with and embrace feelings of discomfort is something I struggle with deeply. I’m a problem solver at my core, so as soon as feelings like this appear within, my first instinct is to ‘solve’ the root cause of the feeling. I jump [...]

Being present in discomfort by Jules Domanski2020-04-17T19:43:25+00:00

The importance of Good leadership, post COVID-19 by Natalie Joyce (Manager of Entree reception services @ Vacherin)

2020-04-03T20:26:46+00:00

The importance of good Leadership post COVID-19 With the pending reestablishment of workplace environments following the global pandemic, how do we resume our work environments and reengage our teams? How do we return to “business as usual”? Leadership is the key but most importantly effective leadership to ensure inspiration, reassurance and the upmost support, empathy & compassion. The coronavirus pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on leaders in all types of businesses and beyond. COVID-19 has spread fear among employees at all levels. This is a humanitarian fear and that of livelihood. The scale of the outbreak and its unpredictability has made [...]

The importance of Good leadership, post COVID-19 by Natalie Joyce (Manager of Entree reception services @ Vacherin)2020-04-03T20:26:46+00:00

How to Take Control of an Uncontrollable Situation by Jules Domanski

2020-03-30T18:58:58+00:00

If you’re anything like me, you’re waking up every morning these days and going ‘is this really my new reality?’ It feels like we’ve all been dumped into the storyline of some weird dystopian YA novel. Except unlike in those novels, our happy ending isn’t quite in sight yet. And for someone who is used to waking up every day with a solid plan and a set of expectations I’m pretty certain I can meet at work and in my personal life- this has all thrown me for a loop. On Tuesday night I cracked open a bottle of port I [...]

How to Take Control of an Uncontrollable Situation by Jules Domanski2020-03-30T18:58:58+00:00

Why We Glorify Neglecting Our Wellbeing In The Workplace

2020-03-30T19:05:15+00:00

It’s a classic humble-brag in the hospitality industry and it comes in a hundred different and ever more dramatic forms: ‘I haven’t taken a single sick day in five years.’ ‘I once broke four fingers / sliced my hand open / passed out at work and I stayed to finish the shift.’ ‘I’ve worked fifteen days in a row with maybe three hours of sleep a night.’ When people say these things they’re most often greeted with admiration, praise and a variation of ‘you’re exactly the kind of person I want working in my kitchen / hotel / company!’ It’s [...]

Why We Glorify Neglecting Our Wellbeing In The Workplace2020-03-30T19:05:15+00:00

For The Record – You Don’t Need To EARN Rest

2020-03-30T19:06:08+00:00

A few months ago, I visited Monkey World in Dorset. I usually feel a bit weird about seeing living things so faraway from their natural habitat, but it is clear to see that at Monkey World, the animals are impeccably well cared for. They are relaxed, well-fed and look like they are having fun – a world away from the laboratories and pet trades thy were rescued from. Continue reading Here

For The Record – You Don’t Need To EARN Rest2020-03-30T19:06:08+00:00