Managing absences during Coronavirus…

Ordinarily, it would be highly unlikely for most of your team to be absent from work at the same time. Each case would be dealt with individually according to your absence policy and your staffing levels would typically provide adequate cover.
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Home improvements to add value to your home…

Evidence suggests that many more of us are putting down roots and choosing to stay in our current homes for longer. The average time a homeowner in the UK stays in their property is 21 years. This contrasts with the 1980’s, when a fast-rising property market encouraged a move every eight years on average.

However, high prices in some regions, Stamp Duty and the other costs of moving, are now encouraging us to stay put and spend money improving our properties…
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Think fast but think smart – Why sense checking urgent HR is crucial!

Navigating the complexities of HR and employment law during a pandemic can be a bit like tackling an obstacle course for a busy employer. Keeping up to date with the ever-changing Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme alone requires being on-the-ball and having one eye glued to Downing Street briefings.
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3 Things You Can Do Today To Attract The Clients You Want To Work With…

Last week I conducted a poll via LinkedIn to ascertain where most people felt they needed help in their businesses. The choices were:

Managing your time
Targeting your ideal clients
Establishing your unique selling point
Improving cash flow
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Are you considering permanent home working for your business?

Pre-coronavirus, some employers may have thought that homeworking would not be suitable for their business. Or perhaps, had considered testing the waters of remote work but hadn’t found the time to put a trial into motion.BLOG1
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Are you engaged with ‘good’ investing?

Socially Responsible Investing and Environmental, Social and Governance Investing explained…

Social and environmental change is accelerating at pace, with climate change one of the biggest issues facing humanity today. Recent climate protests around the globe have raised awareness and prompted many people to question their personal and corporations’ impact on the environment. This heightened awareness has transcended to investment preferences.
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Making Sense of the Flexible Furlough Scheme…

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, also commonly referred to as the Furlough Scheme, has been a crucial lifeline of support for many people throughout the pandemic. The scheme has helped to protect more than nine million jobs during an enforced period of lockdown, by allowing employers to furlough eligible employees and claim up to 80% of their wages…
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How can I make my staff’s work easier ? Some Practical ideas on Productivity…

There are only 24 hours in each day, so making the most of your work time is essential to free you up NOT to work. There are 2 ways increase your work output – either put in more work hours or work smarter – I prefer to be Smarter, don’t you?
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Accentuating the positives when you are forced to make redundancies…

The sudden threat to public health from coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought about global change that most employers have never encountered before.

We are past the peak of the virus in the UK and society has been permitted to re-open safely in stages, but there are going to be more changes to come. The economic impact of coronavirus has meant that many employers are going to need to consider essential changes to their business, which will require people management support…
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