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Being an ally to your LGBTQIA+ employees beyond Pride

The month of Pride is upon us! Individuals from all over the business world have reflected on how they can help those in the LGBTQIA+ community to feel more supported in their workplaces. So, if you haven't done so, now is the time to reflect. Whilst Pride Month is an amazing time of representation for [...]

5 Strategies to improving employee relations

Employee relations are a key part of workplace culture, thus can make a huge difference to productivity, morale, and more. Today we're going to walk you through how to make sure your strategies are aligned and focused to benefit your whole team. Relations between all members of a workforce; including employees, employers, HR representatives, and [...]

How to have an inclusive, diverse and overall equal workplace.

In our most recent post, we focused on the matter of supporting women in the workplace, after the impact this International Women's Day has had on us all. We wanted to continue on the track of equality and give you the second part of our series; which is based on how to be inclusive, diverse [...]

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 [...]

LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the workplace all year round

As June was Pride Month, we think now is a great time to speak about LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the workplace. Remember that we should actively consider this all year round, and not just during one particular month. With this in mind, now is an opportunity to examine equality and acceptance within your business. Improving inclusion [...]

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 [...]

Cotswold Company guest blog: Why hybrid working is the future

In March 2020, many workers were required to work from home full time due to the pandemic. Businesses scrambled to put in place effective remote working processes and tools and we became all too familiar with the phrase “You’re on mute!”. However, while this change seemed strange and new, pre-pandemic there was already a significant [...]

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 [...]