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How awareness of workplace trends helps retain happy employees 

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By Charlotte Boffey, UK Head of Services for Employment Hero Let’s face it, so much of our day-to-day lives revolves around what’s happening on social media. Particularly when it comes to cultural themes and hot topics, which typically blossom from some sort of online trend. Workplace culture is no exception. Especially with the financial challenges of […]

Four steps to keep teams engaged

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By Ross McCaw, CEO and founder of OurPeople… The Omicron variant raises cause for concern amongst business leaders who are worried they may have to implement changes to their workforce and structures, once again. Whatever the future holds, communication will be the key to success and it’s imperative business leaders identify the gaps in their […]

Poor workplace culture: Almost a third of staff willing to quit their jobs

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Toxic workplace culture can cost businesses serious money, raising turnover rates and a damaging reputation. More employees are speaking out about toxic or hostile workplace environments, and the act of ‘outing’ companies has become far more common. A recent report by BreatheHR revealed that more employees are leaving their jobs at SMEs due to poor workplace culture. […]

How to maintain effective communication in a hybrid office environment

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Charlie Walker-Wise, Tutor and Client Director at RADA Business, offers some advice… After more than a year of remote working and virtual communication, offices across the nation are beginning to reopen again, with many taking a hybrid approach to work. Research published in The new art of business, a new report by RADA Business, finds that many workers welcome […]

How to readjust your communication style to an office environment

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RADA Business, the commercial arm of the world-renowned drama school RADA, is helping business professionals to adapt their workplace performance for an office environment. Katie Lightfoot, tutor and Senior Client Manager at RADA Business, provides insight… As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, many business professionals who have adapted to using digital platforms to communicate will now need […]

Engage staff, or lose them as the economy re-opens

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Debra Clark, Head of Specialist Consulting at Towergate Health & Protection, warns employers: If you do not engage with your staff, you will lose them… This is particularly important as the economy starts to reopen and people take stock of their working lives. The comment may seem stark following such difficult times during the pandemic, […]

Good communication skills?

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By Julie Bales, PA, VA and Mentor to the Admin Profession Julie Bales, PA to Entrepreneur and author Dan Bradbury, shares what she believes is the true meaning of good communication skills… Definition of communication: Effective communication is a process of exchanging ideas, thoughts, knowledge, and information such that the purpose or intention is fulfilled in […]

New virtual programmes designed to help business professionals lead, inspire and connect

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RADA Business, is continuing to expand its virtual performance training by launching three brand new programmes, whilst having already moved another six online to keep up with demand. This announcement comes as many leaders continue to face significant challenges, communicating and managing their teams through uncertain times, remotely. The virtual programmes have each been designed […]

Three Strategies For Practising Smarter Business Management

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By Cassie Elias The old saying ‘work smarter not harder’ has proved to be invaluable to businesses across the United Kingdom over the last year. 2021 is set to be filled with growth and investment for SMEs in the UK, thanks to 74 percent of SME owners indicating their plans to invest in their small business this […]

Only four in ten workers think company meetings are effective forms of communication

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New research from Sigma, has found that only four in ten workers think meetings are fully effective, with one in ten saying they are not at all effective. When asked how well teams communicate and whether improvements could be made, a third of respondents (33.6%) said internal communications needed to be overhauled completely, and 58.4% said […]

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, […]

Communication the biggest barrier to successful long-term home-working

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As the nation continues to work from home for the most part, new research reveals that a quarter (24%) of those currently working from home say maintaining communication with colleagues is the biggest challenge they have faced while working away from the office. The research, conducted by business telecommunications provider, 4Com, delves into the UK’s attitudes […]

Duty of care in critical communications – 5 top tips on returning to the office

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As we look towards transitioning from the abrupt shift to social distancing and remote work back to the familiarity of our offices and communal spaces, it will be important to have the structures in place to successfully negotiate the complexities of diverse and evolving guidelines from hundreds of regional authorities. It will also require a […]

Only 16% of companies effective at setting and communicating goals

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Asana and research firm Censuswide have conducted a survey of over 6,000 knowledge workers from Australia, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US to uncover how distributed work resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted organizations’ ability to effectively set, communicate and achieve company-wide goals. Highlights from the survey findings include: Nearly half of […]

RIP Email: 43% of businesses plan to ‘scrap email’ as main source of employee communication due to Covid-19 lockdown

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Four in 10 businesses are actively considering replacing email as the main source of communication with employees following the Covid-19 lockdown period. The findings are contained in a new poll commissioned by the Parliament Street think tank and conducted by independent survey Censuswide which quizzed 200 senior decision-makers in large and medium sized UK businesses about how […]

Opinion: Why PAs & EAs should aim to be ambassadors for their colleagues

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By Kate Warburton, EA to the CEO at Truphone With all of the responsibilities that Executives/Managers have to deal with on a day-to-day basis, it is often easy for them to not recognise, or merely just not have the time to think about ideas/issues that may seem obvious to you and/or your colleagues. Some Senior […]

What Covid-19 has taught us about the skills your organisation should always have

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By Jackie Mordue, Regional Managing Director at Hays In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, leaders have had to rapidly change aspects of their organisations and are finding themselves in need of certain skills to ensure they come out the other side of this pandemic in the best form possible. The top priority for many […]

Top Tips: How to remain connected when you’re socially isolated

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By Dr Elaine Garcia, Senior Programme Leader at London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) We are currently living through unprecedented times in which we are all required to stay in our homes and socially isolate from our friends, family and communities by keeping our distance. Whilst this has been difficult and challenging for us […]

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