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Business as usual?

Business as usual?

With the Government’s 3-step plan suggesting a phased reopening of businesses and a push to get people back to work, we look at how to create a safe socially-distanced workplace.
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Are you prepared for the return of your team?

Are you prepared for the return of your team?

With rumblings abounding that the lockdown may be gently eased and more businesses now able to operate following social distancing guidelines, it’s time for business owners to begin planning on how they will bring their teams back.
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How can I stay in touch with my furloughed team?

How can I stay in touch with my furloughed team?

After our last blog some of our clients contacted us to ask for suggestions on how to keep in touch with their furloughed staff and how to stay engaged with them. So, we thought it would be a good idea to write a blog for you all.
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How to keep staff spirits up when you aren’t working face to face

How to keep staff spirits up when you aren’t working face to face

For many of us our workspaces have suddenly dramatically changed. Laptops set up on dining room tables and employees juggling work and home schooling their children can have an effect on staff morale. We’ve compiled a list of tips for keeping everyone’s spirits up.
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Information on how to keep your staff and yourself paid during the Covid-19 lockdown

Information on how to keep your staff and yourself paid during the Covid-19 lockdown

We’re all struck by how quickly legislation is changing regarding workers and the current Covid-19 crisis. So much so, we’ve rewritten this blog three times, but we think we now have it, so here is the information you need to know about paying staff and paying yourself.
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Covid -19 – We are prepared, are you?

Covid -19 – We are prepared, are you?

With the increasing challenges and restrictions being placed on businesses on a daily basis, this is a very tough and stressful time for many of our clients and community members.Read on to see how we are helping you.
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The best ways to manage remote and flexible workers

The best ways to manage remote and flexible workers

With remote and flexible working becoming increasingly more popular and achievable, how do you manage remote workers effectively. We’ve compiled some guidelines to ensure that you can still get the best from staff who work from home.
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How do we career plan for jobs that haven’t been designed yet?

How do we career plan for jobs that haven’t been designed yet?

“The times they Are-a-Changin” sang Bob Dylan back in 1964 and he was right. Now they’re changing even faster. So how do we career plan when we don’t know what future jobs and career paths will look like?
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Why does rare disease matter to you and your SME?

Why does rare disease matter to you and your SME?

February 29th is Rare Disease Day. With over 3.5 million people in the UK alone living with a rare disease, the odds are that someone in your business or one of their family are living with one or more of over 6,000 known rare diseases. Without buckets of cash it is easy to think that you and your business can’t make a difference to the many worthy rare disease charities out there that fight for funding every day, BUT YOU CAN. This week we have asked the founder and editor in chief of Rare Revolution Magazine to share with us her top tips on how we, the SME business community can play their part in supporting and the many Rare Disease charities out there that need your help.
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Coronavirus: An employer’s guide

Coronavirus: An employer’s guide

The news that Coronavirus has spread to the UK, with thirteen patients in England testing positive for Covid-19 means that many businesses are beginning to consider how they can mitigate any adverse effect on their workforces. We’ve compiled a list of guidelines.
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