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The importance of Mental Health First Aiders in the Workplace

It is estimated that mental health issues affect 792 million people worldwide, with 1 in 6 people (14.7%) experiencing mental health problems in the workplace. By creating a better support
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How to avoid COVID-related Employment Tribunals in 2021

Employment Law claims caused by the impact of the Coronavirus are undoubtedly on the rise, and experts predict a further increase in 2021 if employers don’t follow guidelines.  The knock-on
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How to onboard employees remotely in 2021 and beyond

Hiring a new employee during a global pandemic when most people are working remotely can present new challenges for both the manager and the new hire.  You want to be able
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5 creative ways to reward remote workers

Being thrusted into the world of remote working like we have this year can bring its challenges for both managers and employees; including the way in which we recognise and
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12 days of cHRistmas

1. Remote Christmas Party So, Christmas parties and staff parties might not be able to go ahead in their usual format, but let’s not allow Covid and the restrictions to
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Business continuity planning for the Flu Pandemic

The darker nights are upon us. Winter coats are dusted out of the wardrobe and the winter duvet is waiting to be snuggled under … but this can only mean
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Communicating effectively with employees amid Coronavirus

As Covid-19 continues to disrupt our daily lives and our businesses, you need to ensure you are communicating effectively with employees during times of turbulence and change. Unless you act
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Engaging with your employees during times of change

Any business leader worth their salt (like you) knows that a thriving business needs committed, motivated employees. Times of transition and change — if they’re not handled well — can have
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HR policies you need to review post-COVID

I think it’s safe to say that almost every business has had to change, adapt and innovate as a result of COVID-19. The pandemic may have even been lucrative outcome
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How to implement flexible working in your business

Flexible working can provide huge benefits to your business and your staff. 2020 has already proven that businesses can shift to remote and flexible working at a moment’s notice —
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What does remote working mean for L&D

Among the twists and turns of 2020, businesses have been forced to adapt quickly to remote working. Running a remote workforce may have its initial challenges, but it also provides
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Re-onboarding your employees back to work after furlough

Onboarding — the process of welcoming and equipping new employees — can make a huge impact on your employee retention rates and productivity levels.  But what about re-onboarding after a
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Flexible working is here to stay — here’s how to make it successful

Has there ever been a year with a greater impact on the workplace than 2020? For starters, what is the workplace? An office? A hotdesking space? Converted garage? Hot tub?!
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Five hard lessons I’ve learned from my first year in business. (The last one may shock you.)

Kick off your best house slippers and crack open the bubbly, because we’re celebrating one whole year of 1850. That’s three-hundred-and-sixty-six days (thank you, leap year) of providing HR support,
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Are your employment contracts up to date with the latest legislation?

We’ve never had a year like it. Rapid organisational changes brought on by lockdown, government furlough schemes and economic instability. In the light of everything else that 2020 has thrown
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Three ways to invest in your company culture during a crisis

It’s natural, during times of crisis, to retreat into survival mode. But crises — whether they’re internal or external — are opportunities to continue investing in your company culture, to
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How 360 feedback can help you make important cultural changes in your business

If you want your organisation to strive towards constant improvement and help your managers become better leaders, performance review should never be just a one-way street. 360 feedback, as the
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How often should you review your HR policies?

The foundation of any successful business is its people. Keeping your HR policies up to date will help to promote consistency, fairness amongst your employees and help create a more
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What happens after furlough?

The furlough scheme introduced during the 2020 lockdown was a lifeline to thousands of businesses and employees. But what is the process for re-introducing staff to the workplace as the
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The four pillars for managing a remote and fragmented workforce

In many ways, the COVID-19 lockdown has expedited trends that were already happening within many sectors, as businesses have moved at pace towards remote working, flexible work patterns and fragmented
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Returning to work: Essential HR considerations in a post-pandemic workplace

As businesses around the UK prepare to open their doors and move into a new phase of working practices, we’ve drawn together some essential HR issues to consider as you
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Supporting your workforce as we adapt to a ‘new normal’

Businesses in the UK and across the world have been forced to adapt to a ‘new normal’. Some have gone completely remote, others have been required to establish social distancing
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7 ways to engage a remote workforce

Helping a workforce to feel cohesive and united under a single goal is one of the great challenges of leadership. This can be especially true when managing a remote workforce. 
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Volunteer work – should you encourage it?

Have you ever considered the concept of offering your employees paid time off to take part in volunteer work?  If you’re looking for ways to increase focus on your Corporate
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Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits – Should You Offer More?

When you employ people, you automatically think about the job they will be doing for the company and how much they will be paid.  But, do you also consider what
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HR Retainer Service – Should I have one?

Human resources (HR), should it be something you’re thinking about?  For many companies, especially small to medium ones, HR isn’t necessarily something that is at the front of peoples’ minds
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National Stress Awareness Day

National Stress Awareness Day

The HSE defines stress as “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them”.  Stress can be triggered in a variety of ways;
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Launch

We are excited to introduce you to 1850 Business Solutions Ltd, a new HR and Business Consultancy based in Cheshire, offering a full range of HR, Project Management and Business
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Client Case Study – Staunton Rook

Staunton Rook are a marketing and graphic design agency based in Chester.  They are a small team but very passionate and completely dedicated to what they do.  Staunton Rook came
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Flexible Working – could you do more?

The concept of flexible working has grown massively over the years with plenty of research suggesting that allowing employees to work flexibly will result in a happier, more productive workforce. 
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World Mental Health Day!!

We all have mental health and it is just as important as physical health.  Being in good mental health allows you to cope with life and the challenges it throws
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Lupus Awareness Month – October 2019

Lupus is an immune system illness mostly affecting females.  It is incurable and can affect any part of the body which is its biggest danger.  Lupus can have a wide
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