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What happens online, stays online; why you need a social media policy.

What happens online, stays online; why you need a social media policy.

Social media is a part of all our lives and impressions made online can have an impact on our businesses. With that in mind, guest blogger Tabitha Fox from Not Another Marketing Agency explains why every company should have a social media policy in place.
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What to do when your staff lose their mojo

What to do when your staff lose their mojo

After a long fifteen months of lockdowns and social distancing and with ‘Freedom Day’ delayed by four weeks, is it possible to expect your team to be performing at consistently high levels? Our latest blog looks at how to combat staff burnout
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Top Tips for Encouraging Line Managers to Improve Performance

Top Tips for Encouraging Line Managers to Improve Performance

It doesn’t take a business guru to tell you that if you want your company to thrive, you need to make sure that your staff are firing on all cylinders. Your line managers play a huge role in creating a productive and high-performing culture, and you need to ensure that you’re driving them in the right direction. Here, we share some of our tips for encouraging your line managers to step into their roles and play an active part in improving performance.
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Do your IT solutions live up to the future prospect of hybrid and homeworking? 

Do your IT solutions live up to the future prospect of hybrid and homeworking? 

As we slowly ease out of Lockdown, many companies are planning their way of working for the future. These discussions are not complete without considering the IT solutions that will be required to support the hybrid and homeworking models, so we asked our friends at LP Networks to share their thoughts on what you should consider when it comes to IT solutions.
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Getting your team back to the office post-lockdown

Getting your team back to the office post-lockdown

With the roadmap out of lockdown laid out with target dates for a return to the office, plans should be afoot to ensure that you and your employees are ready. Our blog acts as a checklist and guidance for all the things you need to consider for a safe reintegration.
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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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