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    Three quarters of businesses don’t have the skills to succeed post-COVID

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    A new study into the concerns business leaders in the UK currently hold in relation to a post-pandemic world, has highlighted that a staggering 73% of businesses don’t believe they have the skills needed to succeed. The research has shown that communication skills are where the gaps lie with 50% of business professionals picking up […]

    Nearly 8m workers would enter the office with Covid symptoms

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    New research from Direct Line Life Insurance reveals that 7.7 million workers (27%) would continue to travel into the office even if they have either a high temperature or a cough – two of the major symptoms of Coronavirus. Aside from Coronavirus symptoms, 2.9 million workers (10%) admit they would continue to travel into the office […]

    Anxiety and inequality rife in post-COVID business

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    New research shows that feelings of anxiety, mounting pressure, and hesitancy to transition back to the workplace is still very common amongst employees, with many feeling that the work environment is not welcoming, supportive or positive. The research, conducted by Lucid and Vitreous World, surveyed individuals across the UK to analyse employee sentiment and the impact of […]

    The final furlough: Your obligations from September 30th

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    Unless there is a dramatic change in Government policy, 30 September will be a major milestone in the UK’s post-pandemic economic journey, as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) finally comes to an end. David Sheppard, an employment lawyer at Capital Law, considers what this means for employers currently using the scheme… Universally referred to as […]

    RedArc cautions employers on Long Covid as office workers return

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    The aftermath of Long Covid, and the full impact on employers, will only become fully apparent when employees return to the workplace, says RedArc Nurses. Christine Husbands, managing director for RedArc, said: “While we’ve been living with the pandemic for a long time now, the situation regarding Long Covid is complex and still emerging. It’s […]

    Number of offices reopening up 5% in August

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    Offices reopening their doors and employees returning to work increased by 5% in August compared to July, despite it being a traditionally slow month. That’s according to data from from Freespace, a workplace technology solution that anonymously captures space usage in offices worldwide. It has so far deployed over 120,000 workplace sensors worldwide at major corporations, providing insights into working patterns and office utilisation, supporting the ‘return to work’ […]

    Employers need to address ‘Covid Fatigue’ as we return to work

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    Fed up with restrictions, isolation, cancelled holidays, not being able to make plans? Everyone has suffered through the pandemic, quite aside from those who have been hit by the virus itself. Add to this the particular challenges for employees and their employers, like furlough ending, return to work, cancelled orders, and it is not surprising […]

    How To: Party in the car park this Christmas

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    Following on from a difficult 18 months, hosting a Christmas party may seem challenging. However, events remain possible with the help of the latest tech trends and a bit of Christmas spirit. It could still be the season to be jolly… In a pre-Covid world, event planning platform Eventbrite revealed that UK organisations were set […]

    How To: Organise a Covid-safe meeting

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    Jack Marczewski, Event Director of The Meetings Show (at ExCeL on September 30th & October 1st), discusses the steps event organisers can take to keep delegates safe at their meetings and events… In-person meetings and events in the UK have been on hold for over a year due to restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19. Now, […]

    Progress on travel green list ‘good news’ for up to 2.5 million small businesses

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    While much of the discussion on travel restrictions easing has been centred on the UK’s travel and holiday market, new research shows the enormous impact lifting travel restrictions could have for UK small businesses. Following changes last week to the traffic light system for travel – with 36 countries or territories now on the green […]