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Eight dos and don’ts for your next exit interview

While recruitment activity has slowed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still job seekers who are being offered fantastic new positions. If you’re one of them, congratulations! This may well mean that you find yourself in a video call with HR for an exit interview soon. Volunteering your general feedback about your

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10 top tips for video meeting etiquette

With the current situation forcing us to work differently, you may now find yourself carrying out your daily tasks in new ways, like participating in video meetings. Instead of all gathering together in the office for daily or weekly check-ins, most of us are now using this medium to stay connected while working remotely. If

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Five of the best free online courses to complete during the coronavirus 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: Improving employees’ mental health remotely

I hosted a webinar with three mental health specialists – Jo Yarker from Affinity Health at Work[1], Business Psychologist Julie Osborn[2] and Ruth Cooper-Dickson from Champs Consulting[3] – who offered their tips for employers managing employees’ mental health during the pandemic. They cover: Tips for managers in looking after their own mental health The importance

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Private household staff – is it time to upskill?

For many private staff at the moment, work may be on hold or less busy than usual. While there is a lot to be said for having a well-earned rest, the novelty may now be waning and some of you could start to feel a bit restless or anxious about the future. If this is

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A comprehensive guide to onboarding remotely for the first time

Onboarding staff is one of the most integral stages to the recruitment process. As you know, carrying out comprehensive and effective onboarding ensures that your employees will have the best possible chance of successfully integrating into their new role, team and company. Conversely, poor onboarding may impact turnover, staff morale and training which can prove

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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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Fourteen of the best London food deliveries and takeaways in lockdown

Updated 21st May 2020 If you find that you have a little extra pocket money in the bank at the end of this month (just another perk of not having to commute to work), why not support local restaurants and businesses who can deliver directly to your door? We’ve put together a collection of the

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Five creative ways to encourage team-building online

Now that we’ve (hopefully) settled into a working-from-home routine, it’s important that we all continue to encourage social interaction with our colleagues in order to maintain connections and reduce feelings of isolation or exclusion. While Friday afternoon drinks and Slack chats are a great start, we’ve come up with five creative collaboration activities that go

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How to build positive routines while in lockdown

If you’re like us and going into Week Four of WFH (working-from-home as if you didn’t know), you might be starting to feel a little foggy! While every morning may begin with a Groundhog Day-type feel to it, it’s important to try to use your time to build a positive routine. Below, Sara Picken-Brown, Founder

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