Recruitment firm’s ‘happy hour’ to help professionals find joy in the workplace

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Have you ever sat in your office or workplace and doubted that you belong or indeed are worthy of your position?

If so – you are among the 62 per cent of workers who, according to a recent UK study, have experienced Imposter Syndrome at work in the past 12 months. The most affected are women and high achievers.

Imposter syndrome is often described as a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has an internal fear of being exposed as a ‘fraud’ and feelings that they do not deserve their success.

However, Peterborough-based Anne Corder Recruitment recently teamed up with career coach Melanie Coeshott, founder of Blue Diamond, to tackle the issue head on.

A workshop with a difference took place at the ACR Lynch Wood offices during an out of office ‘happy hour’ where business/ HR professionals were invited to listen to Michelle de-bug some of the myths around imposter syndrome, while equipping attendees with the tools to identify and recognise signs as well as provide some long-term strategies to help.

Melanie said: “It was a really interesting session to listen to and share many stories about imposter syndrome and how common it actually is. The professionals in the workshop were very engaging and highly receptive to identifying ways to spot this trait – and of course, how to address any negative thoughts and feelings regarding their individual success and achievement.”

Anne Corder Recruitment partner Nel Woolcott added: “We host many workshops and events at our offices and this one was a little bit out of the ordinary.

“We decided to tag the event ‘happy hour’ to attract people to call in after their normal working day, and the topic itself was fascinating. Our massive thanks to Melanie for delivering this so fantastically, giving lots of food for thought to those who attended.”

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