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    5 things to consider when organising a remote office Christmas party

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    By Kate Palmer, HR Advice and Consultancy Director, Peninsula Christmas is usually a time of cheer and celebration, and the perfect way for employers to incorporate this in the workplace is by organising a Christmas party for their staff. However, things will have to be a little different this year due to the ongoing disruption […]

    Administration manager recognised for efforts during pandemic

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    Sarah Jones, Administration Manager at Key2, has won a competition run by recruitment specialist Hays, recognising her efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hays Shout Out competition set out to reward and recognise admin staff who have taken on extra responsibilities to support their organisations during the pandemic. Employers were invited to nominate their chosen employee […]

    Covid-19 recovery tips for 2021

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    By Thom Dennis, CEO at Serenity In Leadership There has been a huge cost to the pandemic but there has also been a lot of necessary learning which needs to be integrated into current organisational cultures to be sustainable, resilient and to last beyond the pandemic. Whilst the pandemic is likely to have increased anxiety and difficulties, […]

    UK workers want cash – not Christmas parties

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    British employees don’t want a Christmas party this year – and would prefer cash instead. That’s according to research by Appreciate, home of Love2Shop, the staff and customer rewards specialist. In a sign of the times, given the choice between receiving £50 or having a company Christmas party this year, almost nine in 10 (88%) revealed […]

    Virtual team building isn’t new… introducing Global Team Building

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    One company has been in the virtual team building space for over 12 years. Formed in 1992, the family owned and run Sandstone has always used technology within its in-person events. They branched out into cyberspace back in 2008. Branded ‘Global Team Building,’ their online activities are different, engaging and very popular with remote teams. […]

    CrossCountry goes further to help customers travel with confidence

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    Long distance train operator CrossCountry, part of the Arriva Group, has launched an innovative way for customers to familiarise themselves with a train’s interior before even arriving at a station. During these difficult times some customers could be anxious about what to expect when stepping on board, or it may be a long time since […]

    Somerset House launches team-bonding packages

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    With Zoom and Teams calls having lost their appeal and the desire to meet with colleagues for face-to-face conversations increasing, London’s working arts centre Somerset House is bringing a sense of community back to the world by launching an antidote to the lack of human business interaction. Deputy head of commercial events Kara Clark said: […]

    A new set of rules. The same magical Ascot

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    Amélie Cartigny, Senior Events Manager at Ascot Racecourse, discusses event catering in a post-COVID environment As an events venue, Ascot Racecourse is as versatile as it is inspirational. The unique history, legacy and royal connection emanates from its very core, making the meetings and events held at the venue very special indeed. And the food […]

    What are you missing about the office?

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    More than two thirds of office workers have admitted they’ve missed their workplace during the pandemic – with their desk, gossip and even meetings among the most longed for things. The study of 2,000 office workers found simply speaking to people face-to-face topped the list of the most missed aspects. Having equipment including printers and […]

    Burnout symptoms increase for 24% of UK employees

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    Ahead of National Stress Awareness Day on Wednesday November 4th, workplace health experts outline why we need to be more prepared than ever to deal with workplace burnout following a steep rise in online searches for symptoms. Research into Google search data revealing online searching habits show that we’re in danger of a January 2021 […]