How you can overcome the 2020 ‘New Year Blues’.

How you can overcome the 2020 ‘New Year Blues’. How have you been feeling since you have returned to work? Are you your normal cheery and positive self? Or have you noticed any of your colleagues/employees acting differently since 2019?   If you haven’t been feeling yourself recently or have noticed a co-worker acting strangely,… Continue reading

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Are smartphones contributing to productivity issues?

  84% use smartphones in the workplace 78% regularly respond to text messages during working hours   online assessment   120 hours per year – spent on smartphones   The average British worker spends as many as 120 hours per year using their smartphones in the workplace, according to research.   Research of 2,012 UK… Continue reading

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On the third day of Christmas, my employee brought to me…Seasonal Staff and Agency Workers

Some businesses are at their busiest time during December and therefore temporarily employ additional staff to cover the period.  This flexible approach to managing workflow peaks and troughs makes perfect business sense. Just because you’re appointing fixed term or casual staff, don’t be lapse with your procedures.  Undertake all the necessary pre-employment checks even though… Continue reading

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On the first day of Christmas my employee brought to me…Time Keeping Issues

In the run up to Christmas there are far more events taking place during the week, which may mean that for a limited period of time, your employees’ social life overtakes their commitment to arriving for work on time. For those organisations based in towns and cities, they could also be faced with a higher… Continue reading

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