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  • Resilience at Work

    Resilience at Work

    There’s more to resilience than meets the eye – it’s not simply another word for ‘coping’ and it is a little more complicated than the famous World War II slogan “Keep Calm and Carry On”. Resilience was first studied back in the 1950’s and 60’s and was centred around children that appeared to grow-up relatively unscathed despite coming from severely disadvantaged backgrounds. Early resilience research suggested personality…

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  • Adverse Weather and Work

    Adverse weather and travel disruption

    As another winter storm approaches our shores, it is wise to think ahead about adverse weather and work. It’s worth remembering that in most situations there is no legal right for an employee to have paid time off if they are unable to get to work or are late for work due to travel disruptions and or bad weather. Advance planning will not only help avoid last minute uncertainties regarding the management of absences, but resolve pay and…

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  • Can Small Businesses Embrace Hygge?

    heartfulness as a new workplace stress buster

    February might traditionally be associated with red roses and hearts, but maybe this year workplaces can give their employees the gift of Hygge (a Danish concept, pronounced hoo-gah) to help create more harmony and wellbeing! So what is ‘Hygge’? Hygge caught the imagination of the UK papers and magazines last year, appearing in articles from The Guardian to Elle. If you look on Amazon, you will see a dizzying array of ‘hygge’ inspired…

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  • Sandwich Generation

    LUNCH BREAKS

    So who are the Sandwich Generation? They are employees and workers who are ‘sandwiched’ between caring for ageing parents and their own children. Carol Abaya, a recognised expert on eldercare, coined the term ‘Sandwich Generation‘ ten years ago and has since added a further category, ‘Club Sandwich’, referring to those who care for ageing parents, grandparents and their own young children, or those who care for…

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  • 10 Things Employers can do to help Employees with ASD (Part 1)

    How to help employees with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    Guest blog article written by Sam Warner of Get Your Message Across. ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) isn’t a great label, but it does help to describe a differently-brained set of people that might need a little extra help to be their best at work. Only 15% of all diagnosed adults in UK are in work, and only 10% of those feel supported, respected and safe from ridicule at work. This is Part 1 of a two part blog and hopes to go someway to…

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  • In Work Poverty

    Autumn statement Impact on Small Business Employers

    What is In Work Poverty? In Work Poverty (or Income Poverty) is defined as those living in a household with an equivalent disposable income below 60% of the national median. Equivalent disposable income is the amount of money that households have available for spending and saving after direct taxes (such as income tax and council tax) have been accounted for, adjusted for household size and composition. How big a problem is In Work Poverty? In…

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  • Caveman Stress

    small business anthropology

    The title of this article is a little misleading, because our prehistoric ancestors did not actually suffer from caveman stress, mainly because they relied heavily on an instinct called the ‘fight or flight’ response. Still in operation today, it is a highly sophisticated survival mechanism, triggered when the hypothalamus sends a message to the adrenal gland. This heightens the senses giving the body extra strength and stamina – the…

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  • 5 New Year HR Resolutions for Busy Owner Managers

    Latest HR News January 2020 From Parental Bereavement Leave to Veganism

    Small business owner managers have lots to juggle, whether it’s money coming in, money going out, new laws and regulations or managing people! To help provide some focus and momentum to the people bit, I’ve put together a list of my recommended top 5 New Year HR Resolutions, to kick-start the year – I hope they help!  1. Prioritise Pensions OK, not the most glamorous topic, but a very important one. Those staging dates for pension…

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  • Financial Literacy – why does it matter to Employers?

    How Financially Literate are your employees? Do they use payday lenders? Are they making provisions for their retirement? Read more to find out why financial literacy is very relevant to employers.

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  • 7 Ideas to Help you Stress Less

    stress less

    7 Practical and common sense tips to help reduce workplace stress, plus an opportunity to attend a FREE Stress Less workshop run by Wave-length

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