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      Mental health on brink of nosedive

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      The impact of Covid-19 on the economy will take its toll on mental wellbeing. Those with existing mental health conditions are predicted to experience more serious and prolonged difficulties, and those that haven’t experienced mental ill-health before are susceptible too as they deal with new pressures. As such, businesses need to be aware that all […]

      Business Travel during the COVID-19 pandemic – what you need to know

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      By Sarah Wilson, CEO of Ace Travel Management Despite COVID-19 lockdown rules easing across the UK, it’s still unclear when full-scale international travel will resume. That said, countries throughout Europe and the wider world are starting to open their borders. Many have necessary restrictions in place whilst others are more liberal depending on the level […]

      Number of Brits ‘bottling up’ mental health issues doubles vs 2019

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      A new study from Bupa UK shows that the vast majority of UK adults (82%) have experienced symptoms that may indicate poor mental health such as continuous low mood, anxiousness, low self-esteem or hopelessness while in lockdown, yet almost half (44%) haven’t told anyone. This shows a sharp rise from 2019 when just one in five (22%) felt […]

      Two-thirds of UK workers want to continue working from home, anxiety high about returning to offices

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      As the UK government announces further easing of lockdown and stimulus for the economy, two-thirds of UK workers (61.6%) would also prefer to work from home in some capacity, even when the pandemic is over – with that number rising to three-quarters (74.9%) for those based in London. These are among the key findings from […]

      93% of employees have faced new wellbeing challenges in 2020

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      New research commissioned by Perkbox of 13,271 employees has found that 93% have faced new wellbeing challenges in 2020. The most common being feeling less connected to the company/colleagues, increased loneliness/feelings of isolation and increased financial concerns. The study discovered the wellbeing impacts of the events of 2020. A huge 73% state that coronavirus has […]

      Innoventive gets things done – Cleaning, Maintenance, Security & Staffing

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      By ​Charley Lowe, Managing Director, Innoventive If you see an Innoventive van in the street, you will see four words written underneath the brand: Cleaning, Maintenance, Security, Staffing. These four words need to be expanded upon if the reality of what we do is to be truly understood. Cleaning is about first impressions, consistent standards, […]

      4 ways to boost your event experience

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      By Warwick Conferences The events industry has changed following the recent pandemic and organisers must decide between virtual and physical events. Here are four ways for those planning events to ensure delegates receive a memorable experience… First impressions count External venues are able to provide a warm welcome that is much harder to replicate online. […]

      Why your business should focus on employee engagement

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      By Holly Mills, Head of incentives, Penguins Employees are the most valuable resource in an organisation, but many organisations aren’t prioritising employee engagement, instead only paying lip service. Research has shown that companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%. So why aren’t businesses focusing on engaging employees? Here are 5 reasons why businesses should be focusing on employee engagement: Increased staff retention Losing an […]

      Navigating the new normal: Five easy ways to encourage collaboration while working apart

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      The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way the world works, and with some UK workers beginning to return to the office, some anticipating a phased return in the coming weeks and others working at home for the foreseeable future, it can be difficult to connect the workforce together. To support workers, flexible office specialist, Workthere, […]

      PA Life LIVE: Key learnings on rebooting business post-lockdown

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      Over 100 senior PAs and EAs attended the first PA Life LIVE digital conference which took place throughout the day of Wednesday June 24th. Free to attend, the conference provided assistants with the tools to help their businesses return to work following the COVID-19 lockdown. The morning kicked off with an insightful session by Process […]