Beyond Lockdown: Back to Work but not before Training…

Have your employees been participating in training and development during their furlough leave? It is not too late to introduce an effective professional development scheme for employees to feel motivated and sharpen their skills whilst furloughed from work. Perhaps you were not aware that employee training is permitted during furlough. With the quick pace of government updates as the coronavirus situation develops, it can be a challenge to keep up…
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CYBERSECURITY: VIRUSES VS WORMS – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

The two most common types of malware on today’s computer systems are viruses and worms.

Similar in many ways; both of these invaders are able to spread and cause network havoc! Here are a few characteristics to help you identify which malware is which…
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Beyond lockdown: What’s next for people planning in your business?

It has become clear from the government’s daily briefings that we are not ‘out of the woods’ when it comes to the devastating impact of coronavirus. Strict rules on social distancing will need to remain in place until specific criteria are met. Whilst this news may be hard to hear, it is important to remember how quickly change can be upon us. And that the current situation is not permanent…
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Four key areas of HR that will help your business during lockdown…

It has been just under a month since the government placed strict lockdown rules on the UK in response to COVID-19. And we know that for many of you, business is far from usual.

If your business has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, we expect that you have come across some difficult decision making in recent weeks. We have talked many of our clients through the Job Retention Scheme, explained the process of furlough and discussed other options for workforce changes as a result of coronavirus. From these conversations we know that many of you are asking “what happens next?”…
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5 Proactive steps to managing your business survival…

If you’re a small business owner, you might be feeling particularly overwhelmed at the moment, trying to figure out what the Coronavirus pandemic means for you and your business.‍ You’re certainly not alone. Many small businesses are vulnerable and business owners are facing difficult decisions, with real concerns about how their businesses will survive this unforeseen and unpredictable crisis…
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Protecting your Business & Home from Pest Activity during the Covid-19 Lockdown…

The UK has now been in lockdown for 4 weeks now and a further 3 weeks have just been announced. This is influencing some changes in the behaviour of some common pests we deal with daily. This blog is to inform you about what is happening in relation to pest activity and what you can do to ensure you are not affected by it…
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Managing Workplace Mental Health During Coronavirus…

By now you will hopefully be well informed on the extreme measures put in place by the government to protect the public and slow the spread of COVID-19. The latest official guidance goes beyond frequent hand washing and coughing into a tissue, with most people now being advised to stay at home.
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5 Reasons why Health and Safety is Vital to SMEs…

Workplace accidents can, unfortunately, happen across every industry and in every organisation. Last year, work-related illness and injury cost UK businesses over £15 billion with 28.3 million working days lost to work-related ill-health. For small businesses, the cost of health and safety incidents can severely impact the success, profit and resources of the organisation. However, 39% of SMEs say that health and safety ‘just feels like paperwork’. So, how can SMEs realise the benefits and importance of health and safety within their organisation?
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