Remote working during the COVID19 pandemic: top cyber tips
May27

Remote working during the COVID19 pandemic: top cyber tips

Scott Lester, Cyber Lab Manager, 6point6 While businesses move more of their operations online as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, a major consideration for any market participant needs to be around cyber security. In order for front and back-office processes and systems, now all based remotely, to run seamlessly under the new climate, a number of cyber security steps need to be carried out. For this transformation to truly be...

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Leaving no one behind: How to create your new tech-savvy workforce
May26

Leaving no one behind: How to create your new tech-savvy workforce

By Susan Hilliar, Senior Head of Public Relations & Communications EMEA, Cornerstone OnDemand As businesses that may have pressed pause on activities look to now try and get back up and running, some employees are starting a phased return to the workplace, but the vast majority are still having to work from home. Operations, processes, communication – none of it will be the same. Now more than ever, we all need to be a little more...

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St John Ambulance warns skills of 60,000 first aiders out of date
May26

St John Ambulance warns skills of 60,000 first aiders out of date

St John Ambulance is urging business and public sector leaders to include first aid training in their plans for returning to work after it identified more than 60,000 of the country’s workplace first aiders will have missed essential re-qualification courses during the COVID-19 lockdown. The health and first aid charity, which usually trains 250,000 workplace first aiders each year, has responded to the crisis by offering free online...

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UK consumers pass judgement on corporate response to COVID-19
May26

UK consumers pass judgement on corporate response to COVID-19

As the Prime Minister announced the reopening of non-essential shops and the UK economy prepares to emerge from lockdown, new research shows that consumers are likely to reward companies and brands they think have acted in a socially responsible way during the COVID-19 crisis. These intentions reflect a widespread belief among a large majority (77%) of the general public that companies and brands have a broader social purpose, beyond...

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How to target potential market with promotional products
May26

How to target potential market with promotional products

Marketing strategies serve as the roots of any business growth or development. Any aspect of marketing should incorporate the primary forms of a promotional strategy to take any business to another level. But first, you might want to understand the techniques that can help you make promotional products most fruitful. This guide will show you some of those techniques. Market Interpretation Making a statement in the field of business...

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The English Game Season 2: Netflix
May26

The English Game Season 2: Netflix

With almost all sports brought to a standstill in the entire world, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are surely missing a good game of football these days. And while we took on YouTube or other social media channels to remember old matches and legendary players and their goals, we still miss that tremendous action. One way to look at it, through the coronavirus news, is watching the Netflix TV miniseries “The English Game”. With...

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How Covid-19 Has Affected The Online Gambling Industry
May26

How Covid-19 Has Affected The Online Gambling Industry

For months now, much of the world’s population has been confined to their homes waiting for the end of one of the worst global pandemics in living memory. Covid-19 has swept the globe, killing hundreds of thousands and upending the way in which we live. Naturally, the online gambling industry has been altered by the pandemic, with many experts suggesting a rising interest in online gambling as a result of the pandemic. With so many of...

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Getting back to the office – adjusting for now and the future
May26

Getting back to the office – adjusting for now and the future

Jonathan Simpkins, Managing Director, Bluespace Ltd The Covid-19 pandemic has infiltrated and affected, in some way, the lives of everyone in the UK over the past few months, with the full impact yet to be fully established. Now as we start the long road back to our new normality, it is important that our work spaces adhere to social distancing measures to enable businesses to begin fully trading again and lessen the future impact on...

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New study reveals SME business owners positive outlook on remote working
May26

New study reveals SME business owners positive outlook on remote working

Over recent years, remote working has become increasingly popular, as technology has reduced the need for a physical office space for some industries. Many employers and HR professionals also advocate this way of working as an approach to enhance the work-life balance of employees. As many businesses continue to have staff work remotely in line with government advice, what have they learnt so far? Research conducted with 250 UK SME...

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One in ten home-working Brits not GDPR compliant
May22

One in ten home-working Brits not GDPR compliant

As the UK awaits news as to whether restrictions of the lockdown could be further relaxed, home working has become the new norm with many businesses operating a “business as usual approach” with 100% of their workers working from home. However, recent research conducted by full-service IT support company ILUX, has revealed some eye-opening revelations that business owners should consider. Of the 2,000 home working Brits surveyed, one...

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Frontline Workers: Four Transferrable Skills Every Manager Should Know About
May22

Frontline Workers: Four Transferrable Skills Every Manager Should Know About

The current pandemic has placed enormous strain on our healthcare workers. NHS staff throughout the UK are working tirelessly to accommodate the rising number of coronavirus patients, with many being redeployed in order to assist in the fight against COVID-19. As the backbone of our society, healthcare workers are tasked with nursing our population back to good health. However, their expertise does not stop here. According data...

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Working from home without a study? Here’s how you can create an office in any area of your home
May22

Working from home without a study? Here’s how you can create an office in any area of your home

Working at home but don’t have a study? From the kitchen to the bedroom, flexible office specialist, Workthere, has shared top tips on how to create a practical workspace in any room of your home. Bedroom The bedroom is a popular home office, especially if you have housemates and need some time to yourself to work. Although your bed might be a tempting work from home spot, this can negatively affect your sleep routine as your brain...

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90% of employers say financial worries have a negative impact  on employee mental health
May22

90% of employers say financial worries have a negative impact on employee mental health

As the UK acknowledges Mental Health Awareness Week, research out today shows that two out of three individuals say that worrying about finances has a significant impact on their mental health.  The survey, conducted by Smarterly, the fintech business focused on workplace savings and investments[1], also found that 90% of employers agreed that financial worries had a negative impact on an employee’s mental health, while 87% also...

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Preparing the workforce for life after lockdown
May22

Preparing the workforce for life after lockdown

COVID-19 has required the majority of businesses to significantly change their working practices, but during this time it is also essential that employers begin to consider how they can prepare their workforce for the end of self-isolation and the likely changes that this transition will involve. According to research by the Office of National Statistics, only 30 percent of UK employees worked...

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Majority of Brits worried about losing their job during the coronavirus pandemic
May22

Majority of Brits worried about losing their job during the coronavirus pandemic

According to an exclusive new study from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, the majority (53.2%) of Brits are worried about losing their job during the coronavirus pandemic. What’s more, three-quarters (77.2%) of workers on furlough have expressed concerns that there may not be a job available for them once the scheme is over.  The study surveyed 1,408 UK professionals and found that...

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