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    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? […]

    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 […]

    REMOTE WORKING: How to improve your virtual meetings

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    As working from home becomes the new normal for office workers UK-wide, virtual meetings are quickly becoming an essential way to communicate with customers and staff. While this is useful for bringing teams together and keeping communication open, virtual meetings can feel disjointed if not properly executed, with feedback from speakers and web cams catching […]

    Coronavirus: Third of businesses lack tech to manage long-term remote working

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    33 per cent of UK businesses say they lack the technology infrastructure to manage long-term remote working during the Covid-19 crisis.  The poll, commissioned by Leonne International, was conducted by independent survey company Censuswide, which questioned 200 senior business decision-makers from large and medium sized companies on the business impact of the Covid-19 crisis. The polling […]

    Coronavirus: Working from home? There’s a podcast for that…

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    A quarter of Brits choose to listen to podcasts whilst working from home, with comedy the No.1 category. That’s according to research conducted by ABC Finance, which revealed not only a rising number of Brits listening to podcasts whilst working at home, but also what they are choosing to listen to.  Key Findings: 12% of […]

    Coronavirus: Dealing with an increased risk of stress and anxiety when working from home

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    Brett Hill, Distribution Director at Towergate Health & Protection With a government directive to work from home where possible in the wake of Coronavirus, many companies are asking their staff to do this for the first time. And while this has been a trend for some years, the practicality and reality of working from home […]

    Coronavirus: How to ensure productivity when working from home

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    By Denisse Diaz, Marketing Director for London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) and London Academy of Trading (LAT). With the current state of COVID-19 and the recent announcement from the UK government – advising businesses to adopt a work from home policy if possible – many companies in the UK followed suit, to ensure their workforce is […]

    Coronavirus: Are your working from home policies up to date?

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    By Alan Price, HR expert and CEO at BrightHR With coronavirus cases continuing to increase, an option that many employers should be exploring right now is permitting staff to work from home. While some companies may already have homeworking agreements in place, for others this may be a first-time scenario. Whatever the situation, there are a […]

    Remote working is ‘transforming the digital economy’

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    UK businesses are being advised to ensure they are ready to accommodate the rise of remote working – or risk being left behind. The advice follows the publication of a new guide to remote working, produced by utilities and communications specialist Glide, which contains new research, predictions and guidance for businesses. Between 2008 and 2018, there was a […]