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[…]

Did you know the right tunes can help maximise your productivity?

One of the benefits of working from home is creating your own playlist rather than listening to the office radio or a colleague’s music taste (No offence team 😉) I normally wait for my team to leave for the day before I crank up the speakers and head banging to AC/DC Thunderstruck or a bit of happy Read more about Did you know the right tunes can help maximise your productivity?[…]

Top Tips for Managing a Remote Team.

As millions of workers have had to set up an office at home, some people will find it easier than others to find a workable routine.  Here are some practical tips from Anita Tweats at The Finance People for managing employees who are working from home: Trust Trusting your team is key to making home Read more about Top Tips for Managing a Remote Team.[…]

 Free Resources to Support your Employees

As we bed in for the long haul, everyone is learning to adapt to a new remote way of working.   This brings challenges for both employers and employees.  There are numerous free tools out there to support you and your teams to help stay engaged and connected. Great Places to Work have picked out some Read more about  Free Resources to Support your Employees[…]