How to create the RIGHT environment for hybrid working

Plan B In case you haven’t noticed, a lot has changed in the last 20 months and just as many employers were looking to get staff back into the workplace, we appear to be heading for another winter of working from home. As an employer, you need to look at your workforce and find ways…

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Brexit: The implications for employers

What are the implications for employers in terms of recruiting and retaining staff? The UK’s participation in EU free movement ended on 1 January 2021. In its place, the Home Office has implemented a new points-based immigration system for all migration to the UK, other than for Irish nationals. What does this mean for business…

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44 Days to Christmas

Is your business ready for year end?Assuming there are no more shutdowns, Christmas is coming! The question is are you ready?Here are a few tips which you need to consider now to ensure that all your staff have a good Christmas regardless of your sector.1. InclusionIf you have a diverse workforce, you must take everyone's…

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What does a red dot mean?

Today I am talking about the red dot. Now that sounds like a very strange subject, but it's something which I've had a couple of conversations with people over the last few days, who are returning to in-person meetings, returning to the office where people are together. There are still a lot of people…

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Flexible working in the future???

are three links you need! Our panel discussion on Flexible Working which took place in July 2021. A link to the Government proposals A link to the consultation document Do not be upset withthe legislation you get if you don't take the opportunity to have your say now! The closing date for consultation is…

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Should employers consider giving workers a week off so they can take a break for mental health?

Nike has shut down its global headquarters for a week and thousands of office workers have been given time off in an effort to mitigate burnout from the pandemic. The American sportswear giant's head office employees were encouraged to unwind, de-stress and spend time with loved ones for the last week of August. At the…

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Age Discrimination in Recruitment

Last week I had the pleasure of discussing recruitment, age discrimination and Artificial Intelligence with Roberto Perrone at BBC Three Counties Radio. You can listen to the interview here, but below are my thoughts. The interview was triggered by the experiences of Karen Beecham, a 58 year old buyer who was made redundancy from M&S…

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The Elephant in the Room: Loan Elephants – Hybrid Working

Anyone who tells you that they know what the future of work looks like is lying! This blog is particularly focussed on those businesses, or parts of businesses, which are office based. There are of course plenty of people who do not have the opportunity to work from home for whom this debate is not…

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