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Celebrating Earth Day: Top 7 ways to make your workplace eco-friendly

Celebrating Earth Day: Top 7 ways to make your workplace eco-friendly

Discover how your business can contribute to a sustainable future this Earth Day on 22nd April 2024. Our guide for employers outlines practical steps for fostering eco-friendly workplace practices, from reducing waste to engaging employees in environmental stewardship.
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Embracing Technology in the Workplace: A Guide for Small Businesses

Embracing Technology in the Workplace: A Guide for Small Businesses

Navigating technology changes is crucial for small businesses. In this week’s blog we share with you some strategies that can make technology transitions seamless and impactful; and how HR support can play a pivotal role in helping you make these transitions effective for your team.
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Kickstarting Stress Awareness Month: Strategies for Managing Workplace Stress

Kickstarting Stress Awareness Month: Strategies for Managing Workplace Stress

Stress Awareness Month shines a light on the importance of managing workplace stress. Explore our guide for actionable strategies that foster a healthier, more productive work environment.
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Supporting Employee Financial Well-being: A Guide for Employers During Debt Awareness Week

Supporting Employee Financial Well-being: A Guide for Employers During Debt Awareness Week

Financial stress impacts more than just personal life; it affects workplace performance too. Following Debt Awareness Week, find out how employers can play a crucial role in supporting their team's financial health.
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How to Conduct a Constructive Salary Review: A Guide for Businesses

How to Conduct a Constructive Salary Review: A Guide for Businesses

As we approach the new financial year, many business owners will be thinking about the annual salary review. But salary reviews can be more than just numbers; they're opportunities for growth and motivation. Dive into our guide on conducting effective salary reviews that support and uplift your team.
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Is it all about the money or do employee benefits matter?

Is it all about the money or do employee benefits matter?

As the New Year prompts many to seek new job opportunities, SMEs face the ever-increasing challenge of retaining and rewarding employees, especially when competing with bigger businesses with deeper pockets. But it is important to remember that while financial compensation is crucial, it's not the sole factor in employee retention.
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Effective Strategies for Managing Remote Teams

Effective Strategies for Managing Remote Teams

Since the first Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020, the landscape of work has evolved dramatically, with technology and flexible working laws enabling a surge in remote work. This shift has been further accelerated by factors such as extreme weather, strikes severely impacting the public transport system and the increased availability of skilled cost-effective talent in the gig economy.
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Navigating Winter Wellness: Strategies for Supporting Your Teams’ Mental Health

Navigating Winter Wellness: Strategies for Supporting Your Teams’ Mental Health

With the third Monday in January of every year commonly referred to as “Blue Monday” and believed to be the most depressing day of the year (although not scientifically proven!) it gives businesses and HR experts the opportunity and reason to think about the impact that the come down from the festive period, the shock of the credit card bill, the shorter darker days and colder weather has on employees and their mental well being. All of these factors ultimately have the potential to significantly impact attendance, productivity, and performance of employees in the workplace.
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2024 Employment Law Update: Essential Highlights for UK Business Owners

2024 Employment Law Update: Essential Highlights for UK Business Owners

As 2024 unfolds, UK business owners face a significant wave of new employment laws. This blog aims to demystify the upcoming legal changes, covering key areas such as leave entitlements, working patterns, redundancy protections, adjustments in the national minimum wage, holiday pay calculations, and pension enrolments.
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Revitalising Your Business In the New Year: Strategies for Sustainable Change and Growth

Revitalising Your Business In the New Year: Strategies for Sustainable Change and Growth

As the new year starts, it's not just personal resolutions that take centre stage. Business owners often see this time as an opportunity for transformation - be it in the business model, productivity, expansion, or exploring new markets. However, the stark reality is that most resolutions dwindle by mid-February.
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