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    Would you cycle to work if there were better facilities at your office?

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    Employers should be doing more to encourage staff to start commuting into the office by bicycle, suggests research from Graham Coffey & Co.Solicitors. Ahead of Cycle to Work Day (August 5th), the specialist law firm surveyed more than 1,500 people to better understand attitudes towards cycling safety and what can be done to make cycling […]

    Study shines light on UK attitudes to employee benefits

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    Wetones asked employees at 133 workplaces across the UK how their health and wellbeing needs and habits have changed, and whether updated benefits packages from their employers would help to support their wellbeing. What they discovered highlighted a gap between company benefit schemes and employee lifestyles. So how can companies get up to date with […]

    Keep your team refreshed this summer with teapigs

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    With lots of us still working from home this summer – as well as getting through lots of cups of tea – your team will be trying to keep their water intake up. It can be a struggle to get your 2 litres a day and people quite often want to avoid flavoured or sugary […]

    Warnings given on long-term impacts of Covid on UK employment

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    With the furlough scheme coming to an end in September Renovo‘s MD Chris Parker is warning of five hidden impacts of the pandemic that could have a much longer-term impact on the UK employment market. “Last year, the pandemic created a very sharp impact on the job market, which was incredibly difficult for employees and […]

    Major gap highlighted between employee expectations and HR plans on return to the office

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    Staff may be officially returning to the office, but if employers don’t offer the right working experience, 60% will leave or become less motivated, according to new research from Tivian. Nearly a third (32%) of office workers surveyed will look for new jobs, with a further 28% saying they’ll be less motivated if they aren’t […]

    Oliver Wortley to Join Make Venues Woodland Grange

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    Make Venues has continued its investment in the businesses senior team with the high-profile recruitment of Oliver Wortley to General Manager of its Woodland Grange property. Wortley joins Make Venues with over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, the majority of which have focused around both conference & meetings and operational positions. As well […]

    The Meetings Industry Association publishes best practice guidance for the sector

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    The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has issued its latest best practice guidance for venues and business meetings and event organisers, as restrictions continue to ease across the UK. The comprehensive guidance, which has been issued following the government’s publication of non-mandatory advice, encourages venues and organisers to continue asking event attendees to wear face masks, while also […]

    The Meetings Show reveals over 40 hours of education for 2021

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    The Meetings Show has revealed the education programme for this year’s show. Sessions, which will be delivered throughout the show at ExCeL London on September 30th and October 1st, are designed to support the industry as it gets back on its feet and help event professionals re-imagine events in the ‘new normal’. This year’s programme, […]

    Virtual Assistant Eloise Robb bucks the trend in first year of trading with Alchemy

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    A Virtual Assistant has bucked the trend in her first year of trading by supporting more than double the number of clients than the industry average – despite starting during Covid. Eloise Robb set-up an Alchemy Virtual Assistance (VA) franchise hub from her home office in Chorley in July 2020 when she realised that virtual […]

    Employees fearful about return to work

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    A survey has found that almost half of the UK’s workforce is not ready to return to work, with many being anxious or deeply concerned. Detailed in a new report by workplace wellbeing specialists, BHSF, 45% described their feelings about the return to work negatively. Deepening the crisis, only 5% of employers have put in extra employee […]