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    HOW TO: Create an inclusive workplace post-coronavirus

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    By Binna Kandola, Senior Partner and Co-Founder at business psychology firm Pearn Kandola Inclusivity is an essential component in any workplace. It allows employees to experience a shared sense of belonging, which, in turn, enables them to feel comfortable, confident and inspired. An inclusive workplace is one that effectively incorporates differences without eliminating them and […]

    4 reasons to crank up the tunes while you’re working

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    Since the start of the pandemic, over 11.2 million jobs have been furloughed. Moreover, the proportion of people working from home more than doubled in 2020. However, retail and hospitality spaces have opened their doors once more while offices are buzzing again. But after months off or remote working, many employees may need help getting back into the […]

    What women want in the workplace in 2021

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    By The Team at Serenity in Leadership Covid-19 has changed numerous things for women, with many struggling with additional burdens of children missing school, isolation, anxiety about their family’s health and finances; with burnout and severe stress real issues. As a crisis often presents opportunities, to mark International Women’s Day taking place today, Serenity in Leadership […]

    Artificial intelligence results in a more productive workforce

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    A new survey of more than 750 decision-makers within UK businesses has revealed the employee and organisational benefits of deploying artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. The new research from Fountech Solutions found that 59% believe that deploying AI solutions has made their organisation a better, more interesting place to work. The research revealed that 65% of employees now […]

    Pandemic means SMEs must react to demand and support staff’s health and wellbeing remotely

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    SMEs often feel more restricted when it comes to employee benefits in general and healthcare benefits in particular. Whether it is due to budgetary restrictions, lack of options, or scarcity of resources, SMEs may find that they are not able to offer valued employees the rewards they would like. There are, however, options available and […]

    Promotions have dropped by 48% during the pandemic

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    An intelligent learning platform has discovered that UK employees have received 48% fewer promotions in the last 12 months compared to previous years. The platform also found that more than half (52%) of working professionals in the UK underwent no learning and development during the pandemic, despite furlough rules allowing it, with the average company […]

    Tech and finance firms opt to keep offices closed in 2021 

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    Global expenses app, ExpenseOnDemand, has published new data highlighting how businesses in different sectors are planning office returns in 2021. The majority of businesses across many sectors have stated offices will reopen this year with Media (70%), Charities (89%), Housing Associations (78%) and Manufacturing (89%) leading the sectors mostly likely to return to ‘normal’ working […]

    How to ensure your mental wellbeing policy genuinely works for your employees

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    By Naomi Thompson, Head of Organisational Development at Benenden Health If you asked employees what makes them stay in a job and what attracts them to a new opportunity, you could be forgiven for thinking that the usual answers of a good salary, free breakfast and a new laptop would top the list. However, it has […]

    Time to Talk Day: Employees believe there will be a greater focus on workplace mental health once Covid has passed

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    Today is Time to Talk Day, the day that we get the nation talking about mental health. According to research from the workforce training course comparison site CoursesOnline, 66% of employees think that moving forward, more time and resources will be dedicated to mental health in the workplace due to Covid. This data comes from […]

    Blue Monday

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    By Chris Mullen, PhD, Executive Director, The Workforce Institute at UKG With the new year starting in lockdown in the UK, and the month of January involving Blue Monday—thought to be the most depressing day of the year—there are many employee concerns that managers and organisations as a whole must recognise in order to alleviate anxieties in […]