Six tips for managing difficult conversations remotely…

Do you need to have a difficult conversation with an employee, but aren’t quite sure where to begin? If you’ve been working remotely and not seeing employees on a regular basis, perhaps a difficult conversation has been easier to avoid. The trouble with this is the problem will not go away on its own. It can actually create more problems that start to spiral. This may feel harder to keep under control when working from afar.
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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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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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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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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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What you need to consider when asking employees to work from home…

For years we have heard that, with advances in technology, working from home would become the norm. Now, this feels more relevant than ever. This is going to be an enormous change for many people as the routines of commuting and socialising disappear…
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