New Ways Of Working

Bright Horizons & The Modern Families Index asked how working parents would prefer to work in the future, once out of the current restrictions. 75% want to continue to work from home for at least some of the time, with two-thirds (67%) wanting to work at least 50% from home. Only 16% would like to Read more about New Ways Of Working[…]

Calling All Local Heroes….

If we can take one positive outcome from this pandemic, it’s the emergence of the true heroes in our communities. We are indebted to the doctors and nurses and hospital staff, the scientists and the astounding fundraisers…non-better than Captain Sir Tom Moore who inspired the nation raising £39m for the NHS. We also recognise and Read more about Calling All Local Heroes….[…]

Manage performance by output not hours

For many, becoming a line manager is part and parcel of climbing the career ladder. But if you’re not a natural leader – or you haven’t been sufficiently upskilled to become one – it can be difficult to get the most out of your direct reports when you sit next to them every day, let Read more about Manage performance by output not hours[…]

How To Onboard Remotely

Here’s some practical tips and advice from our very own Operations and People Partner, Chrissie Yates… A welcoming remote onboarding experience is a great way of engaging new remote employees from the off. For companies used to face-to-face inductions and introduction, having to adjust this year to remote onboarding has certainly been challenging. Now, it Read more about How To Onboard Remotely[…]

formal meeting

Handling formal meetings during the coronavirus pandemic

Breathing Space’s Senior HR Business Partner Mandy Barstow offers some great guidance on how to handle formal meetings during the pandemic. During the coronavirus pandemic, any formal procedure should be carried out in a way that follows public health guidelines around social distancing. Procedures must still be taken forward without unreasonable delay. Employers should try Read more about Handling formal meetings during the coronavirus pandemic[…]

Managing Underperformance in a Virtual World

Breathing Space’s Senior HR Business Partner Mandy Barstow offers some great guidance on how to manage under performance in the current work climate. The lack of visibility caused by the world being forced suddenly into working remotely has created an undercurrent of concern about underperformance for some businesses. However, others believe that performance and productivity Read more about Managing Underperformance in a Virtual World[…]

Work from Home Winter

Working from home this winter

In lockdown earlier this year, a large percentage of people had to work from home. This was unprecedented for many and we had to adapt quickly. We became experts at managing chaos and we juggled kids, pets, online fitness videos, Amazon deliveries, Zoom calls, family quizzes and supermarket queues. Though, as lockdown was happening through Read more about Working from home this winter[…]

Work from home if you can!

Back in March, businesses had to react and adapt quickly to the work from home directive. This time round, it’s important for employers get all their ducks in a row to manage home workers. Paul Kelly at Blacks Solicitors has highlighted key areas for consideration. The contract of employment Contractual terms need to be updated Read more about Work from home if you can![…]

Employee Burnout

In 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognised ‘burnout’ as a legitimate medical diagnosis. 61 % of workers think wellness policies are important, only a third of companies offer what is required by law to their employees. Mental health & wellbeing has been on the agenda for most employers – even pre-Covid. Many of these Read more about Employee Burnout[…]

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