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Managing Performance and Conduct While Working from Home

Managing Performance and Conduct While Working from Home

Performance reviews, performance management and disciplinary actions – these are all key functions of management. But can you conduct them effectively while all or part of your workforce is working remotely? Read our latest blog for more on this.
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People Retention in Changing Times

People Retention in Changing Times

High unemployment and scarcity of jobs seem to have created an employers’ market, when it comes to recruitment, but once you’ve hired your key talent, how do you hold on to them? Read our latest blog to find out more.
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Team building and reconnecting staff after furlough

Team building and reconnecting staff after furlough

Everyone has had a different experience of the pandemic, some staff have been furloughed for the last year, others have been ‘keeping calm and carrying on’ with work. So, how can leaders create a cohesive team once furlough ends?
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How to ensure staff career progression when they are working from home

How to ensure staff career progression when they are working from home

As the anniversary of a year since the UK found itself in lockdown approaches many businesses are considering when and if their teams should come back to the office. But, with all the planning for your business, have you considered your team’s career progression?
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Why you shouldn’t put learning and CPD on hold

Why you shouldn’t put learning and CPD on hold

With workers continuing to be encouraged to work from home for the next few months, many employers are questioning whether they should put learning and professional development (CPD) on hold. We argue that now it’s more important than ever.
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How to maintain and grow your Company Culture during lockdown

How to maintain and grow your Company Culture during lockdown

It’s been nearly 12 months since we entered lockdown and some staff members haven’t set foot in their offices in that length of time. So, how do you create and maintain a company culture that keeps your team connected?
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Show your team some love this Valentine’s Day

Show your team some love this Valentine’s Day

In the UK, workers spend an average of 3515 days at work (equivalent to one-third of our lifetime) so maybe it’s time that we show the people we work with a little bit of love.
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2021: how businesses can prepare for the challenges ahead

2021: how businesses can prepare for the challenges ahead

You’ve adapted, adjusted and pivoted your business, embracing the new normal. But, as 2021 progresses what new challenges will you face? Here’s our predictions for the year ahead and ways to overcome them.
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Does your support of home-schooling team members make the grade?

Does your support of home-schooling team members make the grade?

Juggling a work life balance can be difficult at the best of times, but when you throw home schooling into the mix it becomes even more complicated. Find out how you can support your team members who are now home schooling.
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It’s good to be connected

It’s good to be connected

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The time when we acknowledge that this is known as the gloomiest and most depressing week of the year. So, how can we keep our teams’ spirits up?
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