6 Principles to guide your decision-making process

Businesses are constantly making decisions. Faced with unique circumstances, they might have to make some tough ones. Decision making isn’t easy, and some people avoid making decisions at all costs. Avoidance is a decision in itself and there are times when the outcome from no decision can be worse. Here are six principles to guide Read more about 6 Principles to guide your decision-making process[…]

Hi Ho Hi Ho…It’s back to work we go!

As Boris has announced, it is now suggested that we can return to our workplaces from 1 August 2020.  Working for home is no longer the primary work location.   This will be a relief for many employers who have concerns over staff productivity while working from home, as just 11% of UK bosses said that Read more about Hi Ho Hi Ho…It’s back to work we go![…]

Working from home or remote working? What’s the Difference?

🏡 Do you know the difference between working from home, remote working and lone working ? 📑 More importantly, will you need to change your employee contracts to reflect your new way of working? 🌈 As lockdown eases and businesses plan their return to work strategies, many companies are considering flexible working opportunities for employees. Read more about Working from home or remote working? What’s the Difference?[…]

Here’s our 7 Top Tips for anyone starting a new role in lockdown.

Our fabulous new HR Business Partner Kate Kerr, started at Breathing Space HR just before lockdown occurred, so she briefly had the opportunity to get to know the office and her colleagues.  The client relationship building aspect of her role has as all be done via Zoom and phone and Kate has done a fantastic Read more about Here’s our 7 Top Tips for anyone starting a new role in lockdown.[…]

How to reduce the impact of Redundancy on your business

It’s inevitable that there will be redundancies as a result of the current crisis. Experts are warning that hundreds of thousands of jobs could be lost. Most businesses will want to avoid redundancies and retain their best staff for when it’s business as usual again. Rehiring staff can be costly and inefficient (particularly if you Read more about How to reduce the impact of Redundancy on your business[…]

Flexible Furlough Scheme

On Friday (29 May 2020), chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the long-awaited detail on his plans to wind down the furlough scheme by October. This included detail on the creation of new flexibilities allowing employees to work part time while still being eligible for furlough grants, and the introduction of employer contributions.  Below are details of Read more about Flexible Furlough Scheme[…]

Kindness is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week

Ellie Crowther, our Mental Health First Aider, talks about the act of kindness. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” – Aesop Kindness can impact yours and others mental health greatly, it can help building relationships, relieve stress and most importantly, make you feel good! The Mental Health Foundation’s theme this Read more about Kindness is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week[…]

What do you do if an employee is too scared to return to work?

Clients are already experiencing employees who are reluctant to return to work due to fear. How can we support an employee to return to their job? Firstly, the organisation needs to ensure that they have made all adjustments to the workplace under the Government guidelines for their industry. Until this is done, you should not Read more about What do you do if an employee is too scared to return to work?[…]

The coronavirus pandemic raises many questions about the future workplace

With social distancing measures in place for the foreseeable, companies are re-evaluating what the workplace may look like in the future. Will face-to-face meetings and business travel be thing of the past? How much office space is needed as staff can carry out their daily tasks from their homes?  The BBC reported on Barclays long term Read more about The coronavirus pandemic raises many questions about the future workplace[…]

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