Anxious workers head back to the office
May28

Anxious workers head back to the office

Written by Jim Preen, Director of Crisis Management, YUDU Sentinel Staff may soon be heading back to their offices, having worked from home for many weeks. Others, who have been furloughed, could face unemployment in October when the job retention scheme is set to end. Either way psychologists fear the easing of lockdown may reveal high levels of anxiety among the public. Naturally, people want lockdown to end so something like normal...

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How do you deliver the best Employee Experience to Remote Workers?
May28

How do you deliver the best Employee Experience to Remote Workers?

ByPierre-André Aeschlimann, Solution Strategist at Cherwell The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic changed much of our lives overnight. It is no exaggeration to say that we are living through extraordinary times and suddenly ‘working from home’, for those who are able to, has become the only way to keep the lights on. In recent years, many organisations have encouraged working remotely for some individuals and roles. A UK Government survey...

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Conference call app-rehension?
May28

Conference call app-rehension?

Video conference calls have become a necessity for those working from home – in fact, meeting apps are not just playing a crucial role in keeping people connected but also in keeping them employed. And if you are looking for a new role, the chances are your interview will be conducted via a video call. But it is true to say that this new way of working was ‘downloaded’ by the vast majority of the UK with little or no training, and no...

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How divorce and relationship breakdown affect businesses and what employers can do about it
May28

How divorce and relationship breakdown affect businesses and what employers can do about it

Divorce devastates businesses. The Chamber Commerce estimates an annual cost of £48 billion to UK taxpayers because of family breakdown, and a recent survey by polling company Com Res found that only 10% of employees feel their employer offers adequate support during these circumstances. With family law firms predicting a record post-quarantine spike in divorce filings, in line with other countries, how can companies best...

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Three important additions to COVID-19 return to work plans
May27

Three important additions to COVID-19 return to work plans

Across the UK employers are implementing their plans for a safe return to work after the coronavirus shutdown.  Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing suggest three important steps no good employer should overlook. On 10th May the Prime Minister urged many employees to return to work for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown began in March.  The speech also signalled the moment many employers began to implement...

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Promote kindness and boost your employees’ mental health with peer-to-peer recognition
May27

Promote kindness and boost your employees’ mental health with peer-to-peer recognition

In our day-to-day lives, acts of kindness bring happiness, boosts people’s confidence and there is a growing body of research to show that they benefit our mental health and wellbeing too. At work, this is no different. With many more businesses shifting their focus towards mental health and prioritising employee wellbeing, there’s a need for the traditional workplace culture to evolve into one that fosters kindness, compassion and...

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Life after lockdown: New ways of working may spur new choices in childcare
May27

Life after lockdown: New ways of working may spur new choices in childcare

Months of juggling lockdown with remote working and children 24/7, could mean parents look to split childcare more equally between them going forward. Currently, there is still a clear divide between genders when it comes to early childcare responsibilities. A quarter of women (25%) plan to return to work full-time after having children, compared to over half of men (51%), according to Fidelity International. In comparison, 12% of...

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A new dawn – the rise of the employee
May27

A new dawn – the rise of the employee

I’ve recently had the pleasure of speaking with communications experts from our customers ranging from  ADM and Dow, through to OSF Healthcare and PVH, about how their businesses have adapted in light of COVID-19 and the steps they’re now taking to prepare their employees for a new way of working in some shape or form. As we talked, I experienced this incredible sensation of hope and the realisation that despite everything we are...

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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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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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