Advice, Ideas & Planning – Page 28

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    How to improve your virtual meetings


    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.

  • Team HR

    10 things that make a great HR professional


    To be a successful HR manager, you need a number of different skills so that you can undertake a huge variety of roles and motivate staff to be their best.

  • Phone call

    Rethinking phone etiquette when home working


    Having a conversation with someone else while on a call has been named the most annoying habit by UK office workers.

  • Connected

    Keeping businesses connected during the coronavirus crisis


    By Anna Taylor, principal consultant, and Anna Lane, senior business consultant at Entec Si In response to Government guidance for businesses during the coronavirus crisis, many employers have introduced remote working arrangements. As well as safeguarding their workforce, a flexible working setup can help organisations to maintain continuity and avoid ...

  • Myths

    Four myths around university-business Knowledge Transfer Partnerships


    Do you want to access some of the world’s best minds to develop new products, embed new skills, or just improve the efficiency of your business to increase profits and create a step-change in your future?

  • Feature

    Navigating the business of Coronavirus #9


    By Jimmy McLoughlin, former business adviser to the Prime Minister This content is taken from Jimmy’s newsletter, ‘Coronavirus & Government Updates’. Subscribe here . This is the government webpage to go to get the most up to date information, it is available here . Please do send the problems you ...

  • News

    Coronavirus: US unemployment surges to record high


    The number of people in the US registering for unemployment surged to its highest level in history last week as the country entered lockdown to tackle the Coronavirus. According to the Department of Labor, 3.3 million people registered for jobless benefits in the week ending 21 March. It obliterates the ...

  • News

    Mike Ashley apologises for lockdown plan


    Image: Parliament TV Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley says he is "deeply apologetic" for the company's response to the government's lockdown measures. The retailer insisted it would remain open despite the Prime Minister's announcement that non-essential stores must close , claiming it was “uniquely well placed to help keep ...

  • Working

    8 things you need to know about redundancies


    You can never underestimate the importance of planning as you approach a consultation process.

  • News

    Coronavirus: Supermarkets to get access to vulnerable list


    Image: Basher Eyre Supermarkets will be granted access to the government's list of the 1.5 million most vulnerable people to help prioritise delivery slots. The major chains have already imposed limits on the number of items a shopper can purchase at one time and have assigned shopping hours dedicated ...

  • Team

    Coronavirus: Refreshing the workforce


    Do not forget that your employees and co-workers are working in a confined area with their families around. This can be stressful so ensure that you are mindful to their needs.

  • Apprentice workers

    The importance of degree apprenticeships in tech


    A large percentage of jobs are more technology-based than ever before, with digital skills proving to be integral to many roles. For this reason, recruitment within tech has become more challenging in recent times.

  • News

    Coronavirus: Business leaders welcome self-employed package


    Business leaders have welcomed the Chancellor's announcement that self-employed workers and freelancers who have lost earnings as a result of the Coronavirus will receive financial support. More than a week after outlining support for businesses and employed workers, the government was coming under increasing pressure to introduce measures to protect ...

  • Brand

    Five ways to build a stand-out brand


    Differentiating your brand from others can be a challenge in any industry, but with the right knowledge and mindset it can be achieved.

  • Plant office eco sustainable

    How a sustainable outlook can boost productivity


    There is a common misconception that more sustainable practices consume excessive resources, and bring limited benefits to the business, beyond ‘doing a good deed’.

  • Clock change

    Clocks going forward costs £364m in lost productivity


    For every hour of interrupted sleep workers ‘cyberloaf’ for 20% of their assigned task, leading to an estimated £364 million in productivity losses annually. That’s according to new analysis from leading talent acquisition specialist, Guidant Global . ‘Cyberloaf’ is the act of using company facilities to browse non-work-related websites, and ...

  • Rishi Sunak

    Coronavirus: Chancellor confirms 80% pay for self-employed


    Self-employed workers and freelancers affected by the Coronavirus pandemic will receive at least 80% of their pay from the government, the Chancellor has revealed. The Self Employment Income Support Scheme will allow self-employed workers who have lost earnings to claim a taxable grant totaling 80% of their average monthly earnings ...

  • Feature

    Navigating the business of the Coronavirus #8


    By Jimmy McLoughlin, former business adviser to the Prime Minister This content is taken from Jimmy’s newsletter, ‘Coronavirus & Government Updates’. Subscribe here . This email is for UK entrepreneurs and Small Businesses trying to navigate support that the Government and other agencies are offering.I used to advise the Prime ...

  • Hermione Way schedule

    Coronavirus: What it’s really like to work from home full-time with small children


    From an “I got this” attitude to anxiety and tears in just a few days, Hermione Way explains what it’s really like to be working from home full-time with two young children.

  • FBT Lucy Cohen

    Business: COVID-19 - Remaining financially engaged


    Remaining financially engaged is the first webinar in Fresh Business Thinking’s Business: COVID-19 series. The economic impact of the Coronavirus outbreak has already been felt by small businesses and entrepreneurs across the UK. With warnings over just how bad the economic impact could be, and following the raft of ...