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  • Coronavirus Support, Plan for Jobs and Anti-Racism

    Coronavirus support, Plan for Jobs and Anti-Racism

    QUARTERLY HR UPDATE AND EMPLOYMENT NEWS – Oct 2020 What a year! There are more challenges ahead for small businesses, but I hope the following Coronavirus information will give both support and guidance. However, if you only click on one link, please make sure it is on this one: ‘Tackling Racism at Work’. Latest Coronavirus Information for Employers Job Support Scheme JSS (1st November 2020 – 30th April 2021) This govt support package…

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  • Tackling Racism at Work

    Tackling Racism at Work

    You can’t tackle racism with just an Equal Opportunities Policy Many organisations are having to consider their future viability and survival post Covid-19, which isn’t going to be easy. However, there is a real danger that some will continue the traditional trajectory of either ignoring race issues or rationalising that racial problems don’t affect their business. In a rural and very white county like Shropshire (95.4% of residents in the…

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  • Workplace Kindness

    Workplace Kindness

    Isn’t it about time KINDNESS was taken more seriously and seen as an important and powerful component of good business? In an increasingly VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world, there is a pressing need for more responsible and kinder forms of leadership in both business and society. Haskins and Gill carried out a comprehensive research project with leaders from around the world and identified key attributes of empathy,…

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  • 7 New Management Principles for Small Businesses

    Management Principles for Small Businesses

    Why do small businesses need new Management Principles? In an increasingly globalised and competitive business world, how can small businesses not only stand out from the crowd, but adapt, survive and prosper? Relying on outmoded traditional bureaucratic and hierarchical management styles favouring control, conformity and discipline, are no longer viable options. So what are the new management principles small businesses need, to respond to…

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  • Workplace Bias

    Workplace Bias - unconscious bias

    This may come as a shock, but did you know all workplaces are biased? Within any group of people, there will be different degrees of concealed or unconscious bias, even if there is no immediate outward signs of prejudice or unfairness, which contribute to workplace bias. Our brains have a habit of making incredibly quick assessments and judgements about people or situations, without us realising it. Human brains are hardwired to make…

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