Redesign offices to improve staff wellbeing and engagement
Mar02

Redesign offices to improve staff wellbeing and engagement

By Tazie Taysom, Commercial Director at ARTIQ, the UK’s leading art consultancy “Ditch the desks and ditch the boardroom! Tell your people to bring their trunks and they will love working for you.” So said Robert Dowling, CEO of Deanlow Consulting in Ontario in 2016, after revealing that his employees spent their days paddling around a company swimming pool with laptops to promote creative thinking. We’re five years on, and whilst...

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Quarter of staff disclose that their mental health has deteriorated during pandemic
Mar02

Quarter of staff disclose that their mental health has deteriorated during pandemic

One in five (20%) employees say they are struggling to cope with Covid-19 restrictions and a quarter (26%) disclosed that their mental health has deteriorated due to the pandemic, according to new research* amongst 1,216 employees on behalf of Group Risk Development (GRiD).  The research, undertaken during January 2021, showed that 76% of employees, to the best of their knowledge, had not had Covid-19, but 13% said they had...

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NFH: Networking from home
Mar02

NFH: Networking from home

Networking is one of the key elements to success, both for your own career but also for the business you work for. Making valuable connections with like minded individuals, and thus getting immersed in a mutually supportive group of people, is a fantastic way of learning new skills, building a deeper understanding of the sector or indeed – putting you front of mind for promotion opportunities. Whilst COVID-19 has put a momentary...

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Twitter for business: tips for success
Mar02

Twitter for business: tips for success

Is your brand’s Twitter follower count dwindling and you have no idea how to change that? Do you have a small business and are looking for a cheaper, more effective alternative to traditional advertising? One social media platform that has really proven itself to be incredibly effective when it comes to marketing is Twitter. With massive corporations such as Starbucks entering the scene and hundreds, if not thousands of new businesses...

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Expanding In the UK In 2021: What Do You Need To Know
Mar02

Expanding In the UK In 2021: What Do You Need To Know

The UK is a very attractive place to expand your business too. The people are friendly and the consumer base is very willing. So, it is much easier to market a specific product in the UK than in other countries.  On top of the market potential, there is no language barrier in the UK as everyone speaks English. So, the trouble of you learning a new language is not needed if you already know English.  Another thing about the...

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How Businesses Are Bouncing Back
Mar02

How Businesses Are Bouncing Back

As of a survey conducted in 2019, it was reported that 9 out of 10 startups fail. Reasons being- tech problems, operational risks, finance problems, employee and team problems, and marketing problems. Moreover, bouncing back to the competition after a tremendous loss is an extraordinarily daunting task. But, giving up too is not an option. Now that the competition is even more fierce, the business doesn’t only have to survive...

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Map for success – aligning employees to business strategy
Mar01

Map for success – aligning employees to business strategy

Success in the business world is always multifactorial. There’s no one secret ingredient that can turn a start-up into a business giant overnight. However, there are certain elements all thought leaders have to take into consideration if they want their company to thrive, and having a clearly defined business strategy is definitely one of them. Without a strategy, a business is simply drifting into the unknown, and relying on luck...

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What will the post-pandemic corporate learning space look like?
Mar01

What will the post-pandemic corporate learning space look like?

Nikolas Kairinos, CEO, Soffos.ai Now that signs are starting to point towards a gradual return to the office, it is time to consider the role that corporate EdTech will play in the future of the workplace. Will the tech solutions that organizations have leant on to fill the pandemic-shaped hole in their training have a place in the new business landscape? It would be no exaggeration to say that the past twelve months have completely...

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1/4 of Brits addicted to checking work emails when on their phones
Mar01

1/4 of Brits addicted to checking work emails when on their phones

Survey data uncovers the nation’s latest attitudes towards social media and the role technology is playing toward their work life balance Almost one year on and a third lockdown in, it seems the pandemic has Brits re-assessing and taking more control of their work-life balance, however not everyone seems to be so successful. A 2021  survey conducted by online comparison service money.co.uk, revealing 25% of the UK workforce still...

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Lockdown incentives: how employers are rewarding staff in the Covid era
Mar01

Lockdown incentives: how employers are rewarding staff in the Covid era

Employers are putting local at the heart of their incentive and reward strategies in the pandemic era, suggests fintech Miconex. The Scottish firm received over £440,000 in corporate orders for its local Town and City Gift Card programmes in the UK and Ireland in 2020. The IRF found that around 81% of UK companies offer non cash rewards to staff with 71% having incentive and reward budgets of £100,000 and under. In...

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Two thirds of small businesses predict return to business as usual in 2021
Mar01

Two thirds of small businesses predict return to business as usual in 2021

Tide, the UK’s leading business financial platform, has today revealed there is real optimism amongst small businesses owners that their businesses will return to pre-COVID normality by the end of the year.  In a study conducted amongst small business leaders (of up to 50 employees), over two thirds (64%) agreed it was likely that with the successful vaccine roll-out their businesses could get back to normal before the end of...

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National Bed Month: Four tips for well-rested employees
Mar01

National Bed Month: Four tips for well-rested employees

Amy Tomlinson, Head of HR at MetLife, discusses the impact that poor sleep can have on employee’s productivity and what employers can do to help promote the importance of a good night’s sleep. Amy Tomlinson, Head of HR at MetLife, comments: “March marks National Bed Month, a great time for employers to promote the importance of a good night’s sleep to their employees. The past twelve months have put us all under significant amounts of...

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Businesses should prepare for a surge in holiday bookings & ensure they have digital systems in place
Feb26

Businesses should prepare for a surge in holiday bookings & ensure they have digital systems in place

Over the next few months employers can expect to be inundated with annual leave requests warns Adrian Lewis, Director, Activ Absence, who says this makes it more important than ever to have robust systems in place to manage these requests and prevent HR getting overloaded. Following the Government’s announcement[i] on 22 February of how they will ease lockdown restrictions in England, holiday companies have reported a large rise in...

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2021’s hot new work perks
Feb26

2021’s hot new work perks

Forget nap pods and ping pong tables, WFH allowances and wellbeing support are 2021’s top work perks, according to new research from job search engine Adzuna. With tight recruitment budgets leading to widespread pay freezes and even ‘firing and rehiring’ at some workplaces, 2021’s new work perks are one of the most cost-effective ways to tempt new staff – without breaking the bank. The study analysed over 750,000 open roles...

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The widening digital skills gap: how to ensure you’re not left behind
Feb26

The widening digital skills gap: how to ensure you’re not left behind

Digital talent acquisition specialist offers advice for not falling victim to the digital skills gap The UK is witnessing a widening digital skills gap which will see organisations investing in a race for digital talent over the coming years. This is according to digital leadership search agency Hannington Tame which outlines that now is the time for organisations to ensure they’re upskilling their talent within, as well as hiring the...

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