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10 tips to improve diversity in your startup

Diversity in the workplace refers to the inclusion of different genders, nationalities and other underrepresented groups in the office. Across many industries the lack of diversity is alarming and problematic, however, when it comes to diversity numbers in tech startups, the numbers are dismal. For example, our 2019 research revealed, in a survey of 1000

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Three mistakes to avoid when making someone redundant

For many business owners and managers, there may come a time in their career when they’re forced to consider making someone redundant. It’s never a decision to make lightly, however, in times of changing markets, some businesses may find themselves speeding through the redundancy process. This is usually because they want to turn their finances

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Five of the best free online courses to complete during the pandemic

Free online courses for furloughed workers The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it many challenges for businesses, including a pause on a number of regular business activities. To help, the government created the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to help employers furlough employees. This has resulted in many employees in business support roles finding themselves on

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Watch – Two VAs share their best-practice tips for working remotely

Permanent Consultant, Bertie Siggers, interviews two experienced virtual assistants about their tips, in order to help personal assistants with the transition to working remotely. They cover: Their favourite technology Staying motivated and productive while working from home Their remote workspace Structuring their day Learning opportunities Creating boundaries Improving communication with their principals Their tips for

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Remote working for the first time? Here are three tips to help you perfect your new workspace

In my four-year professional career, my experience working from home has consisted of approximately two days of developing sciatica and calling IT. It’s therefore understandable (I tell myself) that I haven’t managed to create a perfectly Zen office at home, featuring wall plants and an exercise ball to sit on. Faced with the current COVID-19

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