COVID-19 Advice

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The furlough scheme is ending: What now?

After being extended multiple times over the past year, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) aka ‘furlough’  is due to come to a close. Whilst many were able to come back to work as the economy reopened, hundreds are still left on the furlough scheme, wondering what is next. Because of this, employers now have [...]

Inductions and onboarding: Bringing on new employees in 2021

For many businesses over the past year, hiring new staff hasn't stopped, but the procedure has had to adapt. Others, however, have had to put the whole process on hold and are now thinking about taking on new employees again. Because of this, we think it's a good time to talk about the importance of [...]

Managing the return to work with covid restriction changes from July 19th

It feels like we've discussed this so many times over the past year; with multiple lockdowns, businesses closing and reopening, it's been hard to keep up. However, it seems like we're finally on track to 'normality' as the remaining restrictions are set to end (mostly) later this month. We've seen hospitality reopen successfully, and even [...]

How to manage annual leave during the pandemic

As the UK continues to ease lockdown, many of us are understandably keen to take time off work and travel abroad. However, this brings up yet more potential difficulties for employers and employees to navigate. Business owners have had to make many hard decisions over the past year, that can affect employee wellbeing as well [...]

Coping with change in the return to work during covid-19

April 12th 2021 was an exciting day for many “non-essential” businesses, including retail and outdoor hospitality. It’s amazing news that many companies can open their doors again, and we wish every business that’s able to the very best for this upcoming period. However, along with excitement, there is also a fair amount of anxiety around [...]

Mindfulness & Meditation: ‘Nice to have’ or a necessity?

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. - Viktor E. Frankl Our interactions with others can often be reactive, we tend not to respond, and in being reactive, we can overreact. Let’s face it, the [...]

How to set (& achieve) realistic business goals in 2021

Goodbye 2020! Nobody could predict the events that would transpire last year, and the effects on all of our lives and businesses, and I’ll start this blog by saying I truly hope you are all safe and well. But while the future remains uncertain, it’s not all doom and gloom! 2021 brings a chance to [...]

The Christmas Do in 2020: How are businesses celebrating?

It's the time of year when we're usually all preparing for the work’s Christmas do (or are recovering from it!). But sadly, this year, when we all need it more than ever, the usual celebrations aren't possible. The end-of-year do is more than just an excuse for a party: it's a way to show thanks [...]

Communicating with employees during COVID-19

This year has shown the importance of staying in touch with your remote employees, whether they're working from home or are on furlough. As we reach the end of the second lockdown in England, many have reached a point of fatigue with virtual communication. Along with potential technical difficulties, the novelty of video meetings could [...]