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      How Businesses Can Connect People Online With Socially Distant Work Socials

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      COVID-19 has presented many challenges across all sectors but many have been able to swiftly adapt and make the necessary changes to ensure business success during this time. Increasing numbers of people are now working from home and may have found both bliss and anguish in doing so. Large numbers of the public are enjoying […]

      Office workers feel more productive and happier after being outdoors

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      New research has revealed that office workers feel more productive and in a better mood after being in the great outdoors. Productivity improved by 45 per cent from being outside for just 29 minutes – and 63 per cent feel better ‘in themselves’ after spending time in fresh air, according to the 2,000 office staff […]

      Top tips for eco-friendly business travel

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      The world is starting to adapt to new Covid-19 society with measures in place, businesses starting to reopen and people around the country finally allowed to leave the house. A positive that came out of the whole world being but into lockdown is the lower CO2 emissions being emitted. According to Nature Climate Change emissions […]

      My employee is refusing to social distance at work – What should I do?

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      Advice by Andrew Willis, Head of Legal at Croner With the global pandemic still playing a significant role in people’s lives, unfortunately some individuals are getting complacent when it comes to social distancing and mask-wearing. This means, that even if you’ve set out a perfect plan to make your workplace COVID-secure, it may not matter. […]

      28% of UK workers have cancelled annual leave in 2020

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      A report by global HR software and employment law advice service BrightHR has revealed that 28% of UK workers have cancelled annual leave in 2020. The report, which uses data from over 300,000 BrightHR users, also found that, predictably, the two highest months for cancelled leave were while the UK was in full lockdown. April […]

      What rights do working parents have when there is a Coronavirus outbreak at school?

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      Advice by Kate Palmer, Associate Director of HR Advisory at Peninsula… Earlier this month, schools reopened across England as an attempt to kickstart the nation back to some form of normality. Since pupils of all ages have been allowed to return to school, parents have also been able to gradually return to work. However, with […]

      GDPR and data protection: What do businesses need to know in the age of COVID?

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      COVID-19 has caused significant impacts across all aspects of society, however many UK businesses have struggled to navigate these changes. The public health emergency has meant that many organisations are facing staff shortages, limited operating capacity, and acute financial pressures impacting their finances and cash flows. For many businesses the continuation of work has been […]

      Over 40% of employees don’t feel secure at work

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      A new report from professional services company Aon has examined the views of employers and employees across five major countries in Europe – and found that just 30% of employees are resilient. Employees with poor resilience have 55% lower engagement at work and are 42% less likely to want to stay with their employer. In […]

      BRITS SPEND 12.5 HOURS PER WEEK FEELING STRESSED

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      Stressed out Brits are being consumed by their lack of sleep, financial worries and struggles with staying in shape for more than 12 hours per week, a new study has found. A survey of 2,023 UK drivers conducted by Auto Trader has revealed that one in three adults feel the effects of stress on a regular […]

      Comms tools are hampering productivity and damaging mental health, claims report

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      British workers are struggling to keep on top of distracting and confusing digital communication tools, causing them to miss important work emails or messages, according to a new report. New digital tools which have become more commonplace during the pandemic are often poorly implemented and have only served to compound the issue, denting productivity, causing miscommunication […]