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    Office hugging could be key to a better workplace

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    It’s no longer unusual to greet co-workers with a hug in the office, according to new reports. The BBC has revealed that many are shirking the hand shake for the hug as research may indicate that getting closer to your colleagues could show a boost in productivity. Some industries are embracing the new trend quicker […]

    Travel prices expected to soar in 2018

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    Travelling abroad is expected to cost much more in the coming year, with a nearly 4% spike in some sectors. The 2018 Global Travel Forecast has revealed that expenses such as hotel prices are expected to rise by at least 3.7% in the coming year as Britain is predicted to be hit hardest, while even […]

    Businesses missing telltale signs to prevent burnout

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    Businesses aren’t doing enough to reduce stress and anxiety in the workplace as culture continues to focus on ‘doing more with less,’ according to specialists. Author Phil Parker has compiled his top ways to stop work burnout in its tracks as part of his P4 programme, a business scheme to help employers implement pre-emptive processes […]

    How to keep your business safe online

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    Companies are facing more threats than ever before when venturing online, with almost a third of British workers not even aware of the cyber security put in place to protect their companies, according to Expert Security UK. As some companies are even knowingly leaving themselves vulnerable to security threats, the team at Expert Security UK […]

    Searcys wins contract with One Moorgate Place

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    Searcys has landed a five-year hospitality contract with One Moorgate Place, home to The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The contract means Searcys will be in charge of providing creative catering for events and the members’ café. The win for Searcys comes ahead of a much-anticipated re-launch of One Moorgate Place’s […]

    Man flu myth busted as women take more sick days each year

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    Women workers are more likely to take time out of the office than men, even when it comes to flu, according to new research. A study by FirstCare showed that women have taken nearly three million more sick days than their male counterparts in just the last three months. Tackling absenteeism in the office through […]

    Bosses urged to stay in touch with home workers

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    Managers are being urged to make more effort to stay in contact with employees working remotely as the number of home workers continues to grow. Flexible workspace specialists Regus believes the solution to productivity concerns is a more open and regular channel of communication between workers. 84% of professionals agree that managers should speak with […]

    Shortlist revealed for the upcoming miaList

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    The Meetings Industry Associations (mia) has declared voting open for the upcoming miaList 2017. Announcing the shortlisted teams within the categories of top Booking Agent Team, Venue Team and Supplier Team, votes can be cast via the website. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of teams within the meetings and events industry, and they’ve been […]

    The importance of developing social relationships

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    Just using social media is no longer enough if you aren’t developing a relationship with your followers, according to social media management company Hootsuite. While sites and apps like Hootsuite and Tweetdeck allow users to access various social media data and streams all from one screen, learning how to use your management systems to your […]

    Businesses lose billions by not talking about race

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    Businesses are being urged to more openly discuss the under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in key company positions and could be losing billions as a result, according to new reports. Delivering Diversity, a study by published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) with the British Academy of Management has raised concerned […]