Category: Flexible Working

7 Top Tips for returning to work after childcare leave

  By Miranda Gregory Well this is it – you’ve got a beautiful new human in your life that is now your world. You’ve suffered the sleepless nights, the nappy changes and the constant feeding. You’ve worried whether you’re doing the right thing and have cried over spilt milk…literally! But now it’s time to turn […]

September 19, 2016

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The 3 O’Clock Blues

By Tim Frear Do you ever get the 3 o’clock blues? No motivation in sight? Whilst I’m sat here looking at the rainy weather outside the office, I’ve come to the realisation I have been sat here for 10 minutes staring into the abyss. It makes me wonder what we do as HR professionals to […]

September 19, 2016

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Male Mental Health: How to Support your Employees

With the stigma of male mental health still prominent, Tim discusses what employers can do to support employees suffering from a mental health issue. By Tim Frear I was lucky enough to have attended a seminar on male mental health during Mental Health Awareness Week this year and found it was a real eye opener. […]

September 19, 2016

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Absence Series: Part 2. Public Sector versus Private Sector sickness levels

This is the second blog in the Absence Series, the last focused on the definition of absence, long term versus short term absence and the impact on the business. This one will look at the difference between public sector and private sector organisations in relation to sickness absence. By Tim Frear “On average public sector […]

September 19, 2016

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What are Reasonable Adjustments?

The Equality Act 2010 states employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure employees with a disability are not treated less favourably at work because of their disability. We get asked regularly by our clients what is a reasonable adjustment and how far do we have to go? Tim discusses.  By Tim Frear […]

September 19, 2016

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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 […]

September 19, 2016

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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 […]

September 19, 2016

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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 […]

September 19, 2016

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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 […]

September 19, 2016

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Ten Tips for Summer Friday Fun in your SME business

With the summer firmly upon us, a few of the team have already enjoyed a week or two in the sun and it has been suggested  in the office that, after a holiday break, employees could really do with a phased return to work to get back into the swing! Whilst we’d be up for […]

September 19, 2016

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