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The impact of employee financial wellbeing 

The impact of employee financial wellbeing 

With the world events that have caused such a significant impact on business in the last six months, it is no wonder that we are starting to see the consequences of being in debt on employee mental health and wellbeing. Read this week’s blog to find out what your business can do to support employees during this difficult time, keeping them engaged and productive in the workplace.
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Furlough – the next steps

Furlough – the next steps

With the end of the Furlough Scheme looming and no further clarity on what the winter will bring for business, employers are being forced to make tough decisions. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you can just make last minute decisions if you have to restructure to keep your business afloat.
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How to do mid-year performance reviews during a pandemic

How to do mid-year performance reviews during a pandemic

Well, we’re half way through what everyone has told us is an ‘unprecedented’ year and it’s time for your mid-year performance reviews. If you’re scratching your head and wondering how on earth you can review your team’s performance, it’s time to read on.
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How to deal with resistance from staff you need to bring back from furlough

How to deal with resistance from staff you need to bring back from furlough

The Government is encouraging us all to go back to work as normal, furloughed teams are being asked to return to the workplaces. So, how do you encourage someone to get back to their desk when usually they might be enjoying their summer at home?
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How to avoid miscommunication within your workplace

How to avoid miscommunication within your workplace

As employees start to return to offices and some businesses decide that it’s more economical to have their teams working remotely, we’ve been thinking about how improving communications can also improve productivity and morale.
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What can organisations do to improve diversification in their workplace?

What can organisations do to improve diversification in their workplace?

With recent reports that only 4% of UK CEOs are from BAME backgrounds and an acknowledgement that, while the gender pay gap is at its lowest since 1971, it still exists, how can businesses encourage greater diversification and inclusion?
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Employee Retention Scheme (furlough); the latest updates

Employee Retention Scheme (furlough); the latest updates

As businesses begin to look at how they can get their staff back to work, it’s important to take recent updates and changes to the Government furlough scheme into consideration. In our latest blog, we outline the furlough timeline for the coming few months.
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Sunack's summer budget

Sunack's summer budget

Last week Rishi Sunak announced his mini-budget designed to get Britain’s economy back up and running. Alongside pledging to get pubs and restaurants “bustling again”, he also announced a raft of measures to support jobs.
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When is the right time to make redundancies?

When is the right time to make redundancies?

Covid-19 and the recent lockdown have caused businesses of all sizes to begin to reconsider their staffing. With some sectors now able to reopen and others still unsure of what’s happening, and changes to the government furlough scheme, some business owners may now be considering redundancies. Read our guide on making that decision. 
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Now is the time to think about staff planning

Now is the time to think about staff planning

The news that lockdown measures are slowly being eased means that many businesses should now be planning how to bring their staff members back from Furlough. For businesses of all sizes, it’s important to put a plan into action.
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