How to Bring More Sustainability to Your Teams

With COP26 taking place this month and a greater need for businesses to consider their impact on the planet, it’s a good time to look at the benefits of bringing more sustainability to your teams for both the environment and their work lives. In this blog, we’ll look at the benefits of bringing sustainability to your teams and what you can do to nudge behaviours.

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Do Companies Have to Pay for Extra Bank Holidays?

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There is a new bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. Extra bank holidays can cause confusion for employers. Do you need to pay for extra bank holidays? Is it an unpaid day off? Do you need to close up shop for that day at all? Or does it come from your employee’s statutory holiday allowance? We’ll take a look at some of the complications an added bank holiday can throw at employers and what you need to do.

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How to Recognise the Signs of Burnout in Your Staff (and What You Can Do about It)

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Burnout is now recognised by the World Health Organisation as a medical condition but how can leaders recognise the signs of burnout in their staff? What can they do to support those in their teams who are suffering from burnout? And how can managers minimise the risks in the workplace?

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Should You Control What Staff Do on Social Media?

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Social media is a huge part of our lives. It is also a significant part of marketing for a business. What is shared on social media impacts your organisations’ brand, public perception and the message you want to convey. So should you be able to control what your staff do on social media when outside of work hours?

In this blog, we’ll look at the implications for businesses when it comes to staff actions online. And what you can do to protect your business.

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How to Introduce Flexible Working

Many businesses are figuring out how to return to work as restrictions lift. Even before 2020, there was a demand to introduce flexible working but now this has increased. Research finds that two-thirds of employees want some kind of flexible working.

And while the UK Government is encouraging workers back to the office, not everyone will be wanting to return to old ways of working. In this blog, we’ll look at how to introduce flexible working now restrictions are changing.

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Language in the Workplace

How we communicate at work is hugely important. It can make all the difference to how we are perceived and our reputation. Language in the workplace can even mean the difference between getting that promotion or not.

Yet, language is living. It changes and develops over time. This sometimes means that what was once an acceptable idiom is now no longer used. We’re going to take a look at some of these changes and how you can negotiate language in the workplace.

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How to Handle Safe Working as Staff Return to the Office

Restrictions are lifting and that means more staff can return to the office. While you are making your workplace COVID-safe, it is important that your staff also feel safe to return. In fact, new data shows that over 60% of UK employees do not want to return to work until everyone has been vaccinated. In this blog, we outline a few ways that you can handle safe working as staff return to work.

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