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A Handy Guide to Giving and Receiving Constructive Criticism

Giving and receiving criticism can often be awkward and tricky. Simon shares his tips on how to handle it properly! By Simon Underwood 3 Perspectives to consider You’re at your wits end, you’ve explained how to do this basic task to your employee and they don’t get it, you may want to shout and scream […]

January 18, 2018

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Supporting an Ageing Workforce

With the increase in people working after the old fashioned ‘retirement’ age, we now have potentially five generations all at work at once!  With Traditionalists and Baby Boomers competing with Millennials and Gen Z, it becomes a complex challenge to manage diverse teams who all need different motivations, communications and training. Claire shares her tips […]

January 17, 2018

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How to Motivate a Multi-Generational Workforce

A multi-generational workforce is becoming increasingly common in the UK, but how do we make sure each generation is equally motivated when they have very different working styles and preferences? Here’s Laura’s guide on how to motivate each generation of employees. By Laura Rigby Each generation will have experienced very different upbringings and will likely […]

January 15, 2018

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Freelancer, Zero Hours worker… What’s the Difference?

Freelancers and zero hours workers are often see as similar, but it’s important we understand their differences and the implications of these differences from the perspective of small and medium-sized businesses. Nuhman shares his knowledge. By Nuhman Sharif These days, many businesses are under considerable pressure and in order to remain afloat and keep costs […]

January 11, 2018

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Improve Productivity with Hygge at Work

Creating a feeling of Hygge in your workplace can improve productivity and enhance creativity. Laura tells us all about this piece of Danish culture. By Laura Rigby No, I haven’t made a spelling mistake! Hygge, (pronounced “hue-gah”), is a Danish word which describes the feeling of contentedness and cosiness. I relate this to the feeling […]

January 8, 2018

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Be prepared for Employment Changes in 2018

A new year brings a whole host of new changes to employment. Tim lets us know what we can expect for 2018. By Tim Frear As we’re fast approaching the end of the year it’s time to look forward and plan for the new year, as well as the changes to employees and employment law. […]

December 20, 2017

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Managing your Work-Life Balance

Managing your work and personal life can be tricky, especially if you have a role which doesn’t fit in the traditional 9-5 working day. Tim shares his advice on how to balance your time effectively. By Tim Frear Many employers talk about giving their employees a good work life balance, but what does that really […]

December 20, 2017

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What Fitbit can Teach you about Employee Wellbeing

Fitbits seem to have become a firm favourite across a wide range of ages and professions, but did you know this trend can also improve your employees’ wellbeing? Laura tells us how. By Laura Rigby Yes, ok, I’ll admit, I’ve joined the trend… I am now a fully-fledged member of the Fitbit crew. Disclaimer: other […]

December 18, 2017

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Adverse Weather and the Cloud: Maintaining a successful business come rain or shine

Getting to work in bad weather conditions can be a real chore, and often cause an increase in stress and lateness in the workplace. Laura discusses how the Cloud can help… By Laura Rigby I read an article this morning about an upcoming winter frost. Apparently, we are due the coldest winter in a long […]

December 14, 2017

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6 Things to Do as the Year Draws to a Close

As you wind down 2017 and prepare for the new year, it’s the perfect opportunity to complete tasks you never seem to get around to doing during the rest of the year. Here are Nuhman’s suggestions to get you started! By Nuhman Sharif As the weather gets colder and the nights longer, Christmas beckons and […]

December 12, 2017

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