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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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. Inclusion If you have a diverse workforce, […]

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What does a red dot mean?

https://youtu.be/XEz_LLDv518 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???

https://youtu.be/tfjpWIWZiFo Below 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 […]

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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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The Elephant in the Room: Loan Elephants – Bullying

Do you remember the school bully? If so, why? To misquote Maya Angelou, “It’s not what they said, but how they made you feel”. You forget the actual words, but you are left with the feelings. This is true whether the words are positive or negative and their impact can be felt for years. Bullying […]

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The Elephant in the Room: Loan Elephants – Bereavement

There are three things which are certain in life: birth, death and taxes. Everyone’s experience of bereavement is different, and you can’t assume that because you reacted in a certain way, that others will do the same. Unlike some of our other ‘elephants in the room’, as an employer, the chances are you are doing […]

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The Elephant in the Room: Loan Elephants – Sexual Harassment

It is naïve to think that sexual harassment does not exist within your workplace. It is naïve to think that you, as the business owner, would know if there is sexual harassment in your business. It is naïve to assume that because you don’t know about it, no one is feeling sexually harassed. It is […]

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The Elephant in the Room: Protected Characteristics – Race

I often ask myself how, in 2021 is Race still an ‘Elephant in the Room’ in the workplace. The Race Relations Act first came into force in 1965 and outlawed discrimination on the “grounds of colour, race, or ethnic or national origins” in public places. It was then updated in 1976 and 2000 and replaced […]

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