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      Top Tips: How to maintain your workplace culture remotely

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      By Roddy Adair, Director of Hays Personal and Executive Assistants The current world of work is operating more remotely than it ever has before, but adjusting to this may result in employers facing certain challenges which need to be managed. Some of these challenges include obstacles to communication, collaboration, relationship building and accessibility which may […]

      How to avoid getting stir-crazy

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      We’re in lockdown, and some of us are feeling it keenly. Even for the true introverts among us, the idea of a potential six-month stretch at home allowed out only for essential items and one session of exercise a day is a bit much. So how can you stave off those feelings of craziness in […]

      Top tips: How to be a successful ‘virtual worker’

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      The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organisations around the globe to ‘go virtual’ with literally no preparation. However, according to analysis from Associate Professor of Management Petros Chamakiotis at ESCP Business School, if we follow these tips, we have the best chance at keeping productive. 1.The importance of keeping social. Workers transitioning from the ‘traditional’ to […]

      A third of companies suffering video conferencing crashes

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      Just under one third of UK businesses (31 per cent) say their video conferencing system has crashed during a critical meeting since the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a new poll. The polling of 200 businesses decision-makers in UK SMEs is part of a 1,500-word report entitled Covid-19: Isolation Nation, from the Parliament Street think tank. […]

      Coronavirus: Two thirds think working from home is here to stay

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      65 per cent of UK office workers currently working from home due to the virus outbreak believe logging on remotely from home will become more common once the Coronavirus crisis abates. Citrix and OnePoll carried out a survey of 1,000 UK office workers between 23rd – 26th March 2020, with the research also taking place in Germany, […]

      Remote working: top tips for when you have children at home

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      By Gaelle Blake, UKI Director of Permanent Appointments at Hays With schools closed, working from home with children around is a reality for many parents in these unprecedented times. Many are juggling their own jobs with home learning or full-time childcare which can mean it’s a struggle to know how to support your business and […]

      Coronavirus: Top tips for protecting your business & staff

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      The news at the moment about COVID-19 is very alarming, and for many our anxiety levels are on high alert which in the long term can be at the expense of our mental and physical health. So what can businesses do to help ease anxiety and panic and to deal with the current economic uncertainties? […]

      Sandals Resorts Assists with COVID-19 Response

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      Sandals Resorts has been working to assist with the relief efforts in the Caribbean to support the response to COVID-19. The Sandals Foundation, the non-profit charitable arm of Sandals Resorts International, has to date partnered with and donated JMD$5million to the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica in order to purchase ventilators for hospitals in the […]

      Coronavirus: Beware of ‘panic working’

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      Hyper-productivity is becoming a new workplace phenomenon due to working from home for long periods of time under uncertain conditions. Covid19 is leading people to panic work, says Dr. Ali Fenwick, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Hult International Business School in Dubai. Covid19 creates a lot of uncertainty and poses a threat towards one’s livelihood […]

      REMOTE WORKING: Time to rethink your phone etiquette

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      With many UK office workers now operating from home, conference calls have undoubtedly become part of the daily routine. Business telecommunications provider, 4Com, investigated the nation’s thoughts on bad telephone manners, revealing the habits to avoid. According to the research, the five most annoying phone habits, are: Someone having a conversation with someone else in […]