As some professionals begin to return to the workplace, Kate Hindmarsh, partner and head of the employment team at Langleys Solicitors shares her thoughts on what it means for businesses, and why employers should initiate discussions with workers as soon as possible. “Now that the lockdown is beginning to ease, the workforce is being asked to […]
Are companies legally responsible for workers’ commutes?
London Jet Charter readies quarantine procedures
By Terry Farthing, Managing Director, London Jet Charter Quarantine regulations are due to start June 8th meaning that anyone arriving into the UK will have to self-isolate for 14 days or face penalties. Whilst there is a shortlist of people exempt for this ruling, dozens of travel companies have contacted the home secretary to request […]
How can music improve productivity and focus?
Going about your day-to-day life, you’re more than likely to stick on your favourite playlist in the background. Whether you’re in the car, at the gym or sitting at your desk, your favourite artist is no doubt keeping you company through your speakers. But have you ever stopped to consider how the music you listen […]
5 TIPS FOR PRESENTING EFFECTIVELY ON CONFERENCE CALLS
RADA Business, the commercial arm of the world-renowned drama school RADA, is helping business professionals to use their body, breathe and voice to present brilliantly over video conferencing platforms. Charlie Walker-Wise, Tutor and Client Director at RADA Business, provides insight… To conform with social distancing guidelines in response to Covid-19, many companies made quick adjustments to their […]
Working from home without a study? Here’s how you can create an office anywhere in your home
Working at home, but don’t have a study? From the kitchen to the bedroom, flexible office specialist Workthere has shared top tips on how to create a practical workspace in any room of your home. BedroomThe bedroom is a popular home office, especially if you have housemates and need some time to yourself to work. Although your […]
Managing teams as we phase back to office life
By Roddy Adair, Director of Hays Personal & Executive Assistants Managing a team which is working remotely has been a new challenge for many managers, and one which cropped up practically overnight when the UK went into lockdown earlier in March. The changes in our world of work aren’t slowing down anytime soon and business […]
Mental Health Awareness Week: How can employers foster a culture of openness?
For Mental Health Awareness Week Naomi Thompson, Head of Organisational Development at Benenden Health, provides insight into how employers can create a culture of openness around mental health … As the COVID-19 crisis puts a strain on the nation’s mental health, employers must ensure they have a plan in place to support the wellbeing of […]
Coronavirus: Employers of global staff need to adapt to different pandemic recovery strategies
By Sarah Dennis, Head of International at Towergate Health & Protection Whilst we are still amidst the pandemic, comparisons are already being drawn between the success rates of how different countries have managed the Covid-19 outbreak. Some countries are easing lockdown restrictions, whilst others maintain rigid constraints. It is important that organisations with an international […]
10 ways to encourage a safe return to the office after Lockdown
Lockdown has taken its toll on both individuals and businesses, and many of us are feeling eager to return to normal, or at least a ‘new normal’. Since the Covid-19 lockdown, research shows that approximately 60 per cent of the UK’s adult population are now working from home, a transition that has been essential, yet […]
How To: Tackle team-building activities when lockdown’s over
It’s often more stressful than organising the Christmas Party, but preparing team-building activities doesn’t have to be a chore. As we edge to wards an end to lockdown Nicky Brown, Director of Arctic Fox Events offers some wise words of advice for bringing your teams back together… Teambuilding can be a word that casts fear […]