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Focus on mental health

There is no denying that the past year has changed the working life for many people. Working from home has gone from the exception to the norm, with many organisations now looking to introduce hybrid office/remote working practices.  I know many of those I talk to are hoping to retain an element of home working Read more about Focus on mental health[…]

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The importance of looking after your mental health

We speak to those going through redundancy on a daily basis, a process that is often compared to a type of bereavement.  With feelings of loss, anger, sadness, confusion, and panic to name but a few.  Whether expected or sudden, redundancy can cause huge uncertainty, stress and anxiety, and can make existing mental health problems Read more about The importance of looking after your mental health[…]

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Why it’s important to offer outplacement in a time of turmoil

While the furlough scheme has managed to protect over 11million jobs since the pandemic began, with 4.7 million workers on the scheme during January 2021 (1), it hasn’t been able to protect every job and many organisations have had to make the difficult decision to make redundancies. While there might be a reluctance to invest Read more about Why it’s important to offer outplacement in a time of turmoil[…]

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How to job hunt in a time of turmoil

If you are one of the growing number of people that have been made redundant due to the ongoing pandemic, you’d be forgiven for wondering whether it’s even possible to find a new job at the current time. However, while certain sectors are undeniably struggling, not all are, and there are opportunities out there. Looking Read more about How to job hunt in a time of turmoil[…]

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Furlough envy – Is the grass always greener?

Until March 2019 the word furlough was an obscure, originally military term about being given a leave of absence.  Now it’s joined the likes of lockdown, social distancing and the R number to, unfortunately, become part of our everyday corona vocabulary. At its peak in May 2020 nearly 9million people were furloughed, this had dropped Read more about Furlough envy – Is the grass always greener?[…]

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What if corona had happened in the 1980s?

When logging into Google Classroom this morning, downloading my children’s schoolwork and watching them chat with their teacher and classmates, it made me think. While this is certainly challenging now, how different would it have been if COVID-19 had struck whilst I was at primary school in the mid-80s? Work Work-wise everything would have come Read more about What if corona had happened in the 1980s?[…]

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Importance of communication within a remote team.

Working remotely, not to state the obvious, is very different from working in an office.  While most leaders know how to handle the office working environment and what is needed to keep staff happy, how to aid collaboration and to ensure engagement and motivation levels remain high.  The rapid move to home working has left Read more about Importance of communication within a remote team.[…]