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    Managing sickness and absences during unprecedented times and beyond

    2020-05-19T10:00:17Z

    By Andy Shettle, Chief Product Officer of ER Tracker at Selenity As employees settle into a new way of working, shifting tasks online and logging into video calls, they are also looking to their Human Resource (HR) teams to help them through this very stressful time. With widespread homeworking sweeping ...

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    UK public sector remains highly vulnerable to ransomware attack

    2020-05-19T09:30:36Z

    A lack of awareness among public sector employees around cyber security is leaving it vulnerable to ransomware and other forms of cyber-attack, according to new research today from data security provider Clearswift , a HelpSystems Company. The research with 1,000 public sector employees, revealed that almost half of respondents (47%) ...

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    Half of companies ill-equipped to support employee mental health

    2020-05-19T09:26:19Z

    Half of all companies don’t have the resources to properly support employee mental health, according to a new survey from workforce intelligence platform e-days . Released during Mental Health Awareness Week (18th-24th May), the survey results from more than 100 HR leaders found that over 53% of businesses felt that ...

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    How business leaders can close their ‘knowledge gaps’

    2020-05-18T18:00:43Z

    By Justas Janauskas, co-founder and CEO at Qoorio In a world full of information, knowledge is often under-appreciated as an ‘asset class’. We are surrounded by information – but what is information? It is data – the who, what, when, where of life. But information alone cannot answer the much ...

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    What NOT to post on Social Media during a pandemic

    2020-05-18T16:00:19Z

    Shaz Memon, an award-winning digital marketing expert and founder of Digimax. With a month of lockdown behind us in the UK, I think everyone can agree that these are strange times we’re living through. Even six weeks ago, when China, Italy and Spain had swingeing isolation measures in place, the ...

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    Contract flexibility crucial to weathering the COVID-19 storm

    2020-05-18T12:00:00Z

    By Martin Noble, commercial partner at law firm, Shakespeare Martineau COVID-19 is putting a deep strain on almost all areas of UK business. With inbound payments decreasing and cash flow slowing down, many companies are struggling to cope with the effects of the outbreak. So, what steps can businesses take ...

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    Brands treatment of staff top priority for consumers

    2020-05-18T10:00:22Z

    As the UK gradually eases lockdown restrictions, consumers most want to hear from brands about how they are protecting employee safety and jobs, according to new research. The consumer survey conducted by PR agency Speed found that over a third (37%) wanted to see brands communicate measures they have taken ...

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    Majority of Brits worried about losing their job during the coronavirus pandemic

    2020-05-18T09:21:10Z

    According to an exclusive new study from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library , the majority (53.2%) of Brits are worried about losing their job during the coronavirus pandemic. What’s more, three-quarters (77.2%) of workers on furlough have expressed concerns that there may not be a job available for ...

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    How to ‘stay alert’ when it comes to coronavirus marketing

    2020-05-15T18:00:57Z

    By Liam Patton, director at digital marketing agency Mayfly . The Government’s latest ‘Stay Alert’ coronavirus slogan has received a mixed response in the press and on social media. It’s led to countless memes and seen the Prime Minister jumping to its defence to explain exactly how it works. Whether ...

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    Now’s the time for Non-Executive Directors

    2020-05-15T16:00:55Z

    By Pauline Rigby, head of corporate at Forbes Solicitors. Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) tend to be more typically associated with large corporate organisations, where they may be required for compliance and corporate governance. They are usually very hands-off and won’t get involved in the day-to-day management of a company. Instead, they ...

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    Covid-19 causes increase in employee concern about disclosing mental health and long-term illness

    2020-05-15T14:54:13Z

    New research has found that nearly half of employees surveyed would feel uncomfortable disclosing a health concern to their employer during the Covid-19 pandemic. Most worryingly, more than one in ten are concerned about being fired, should they talk openly about serious health concerns such as cancer, chronic illnesses or ...

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    How to manage your supply chain with empathy

    2020-05-15T14:00:29Z

    By Joe Munns, Founder and CEO at BakedIn COVID-19 has, for businesses of all sizes, disrupted every step of the way for supply chains, whether you’re operating at a global level or locally. When demand for our baking kit subscriptions sky-rocketed at the end of the March, we knew ...

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    Top tips to improve employee wellbeing in lockdown

    2020-05-15T12:00:00Z

    By Andy Salkeld I’ve been saying this a lot lately and here is no different. We’re all feeling this! We’re all struggling with lockdown and how it has changed our lives. It doesn’t matter if we’re an employee or an employer, our lives have changed, and that change is scary. ...

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    6 marketing objectives your referral scheme can achieve in 2020

    2020-05-15T10:00:54Z

    Contribution from Courtney Wylie, Mention Me. Originally featured here . It's a new year. Time to start afresh, put that new marketing strategy into action, and drive your best results yet. But if you're still wondering how you'll hit those ambitious targets, don't panic. Here's how referral can drive your ...

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    New research finds that vacancies have fallen faster than at any time since 1940s

    2020-05-15T09:37:59Z

    New analysis released this morning by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has found that the number of vacancies in the economy has fallen at a faster rate than at any time since vacancy records were first collected in 1948. The analysis ...

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    GBEA partner Mention Me announces new customer retention product: Mention Me Retain

    2020-05-15T09:14:59Z

    Referral marketing and customer retention technology business Mention Me, has accelerated the launch of its new product, Mention Me Retain , to support brands in the current climate. Its customer retention solution combines complex data with human expertise to serve highly targeted messages that increase customer engagement, lifetime value and ...

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    Hiring in the capital takes a hit in lead up to Boris Johnson’s ‘exit strategy’ announcement

    2020-05-15T09:10:01Z

    Vacancies in London dropped 23% during the week ending 10 th May as speculation surrounding Boris Johnson’s easing of lockdown measures grew, according to the latest real-time statistics from the world’s largest network of job boards, Broadbean Technology . Across the UK, hiring activity dropped 9% during this period ...

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    Four steps to ensure a workplace is ready for employees to return

    2020-05-14T18:00:40Z

    By John Beattie, Principal Consultant, Sungard AS Organisations across the world have been entrenched in dealing with the business challenges and changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This has included transitioning staff to remote working and the rapid closure of workplaces for the first time in the history of many ...

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    Learn how to get extra cash into your company within 30 days

    2020-05-14T15:14:12Z

    Learn how to get extra cash into your company within 30 days, with Linda Eziquiel There is a generous incentive called R&D Tax Credit that supports innovative UK companies to claim back up to a third of costs spent on developing new products, or processes or services. For qualifying Small ...

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    How managers can guide their people through these challenging times

    2020-05-14T14:00:01Z

    By Sandy Lucas is Chief People Officer & Director of Operations at Alexander Mann Solutions. The Coronavirus pandemic has led to an overnight exodus from the office, and for certain industries, created a world-wide remote workforce. These are unprecedented times and even the most experienced home workers are facing ...