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Balancing loyalty and ambition

Deputies tend to have little real power. They are the support act. It must be very frustrating to be an onlooker required to provided unquestioning loyalty when can see mistakes being made. And there is no guarantee that the crown will pass to you. No matter what your boss says, it’s not in their gift. 

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 19 January 2021

Exploring the challenges and opportunities of remote working

Moving beyond the pandemic to more sustainable remote working strategies, organisations need to take several actions to ensure their communications remain robust. 

Article by: Lee Johnson Co-Owner - Laws of Attraction | Published: 19 January 2021

Am I paying too much for my pension scheme?

Now, more than ever, there’s a two-tiered challenge facing pensions managers: to purge their schemes of excess spending whilst also protecting member outcomes by increasing the value of the spend that remains. In both these respects, access to agile and intelligent data sets will prove essential for success.

Article by: Adam Jones, Chief Technology Officer - Redington | Published: 18 January 2021

How being a ‘remote-first’ business can improve your organisation

The question for every business is ‘what will normal look like?’ Will companies end up with 100% remote workforces? Will offices close and what impact will that have on the ecosystem surrounding those businesses? Without a doubt, the nature of the work we perform in offices and at home will change. 

Article by: Article by Gerry Tombs, CEO - Clearvision | Published: 18 January 2021

How champions differ from the rest of us

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort. - Jesse Owens, former American track and field athlete and four-time gold medalist

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 17 January 2021

Inject some natural colour into 2021

Many of us have been tasked with working from home at some point this year, love it or loathe it, trying to stay positive at work has been draining for the best of us. New phrases like ‘working from home fatigue’ (+180% YOY) and searching for help on ‘working from home depression’ (+680%) have risen significantly, showcasing we’re eager for a change of scene. Unfortunately, we won’t be waving goodbye to working from home anytime soon. So how can we make the working day a productive and inspiring experience for employees & employers? See how you can change your scenery & improve productivity inside and out of the home.

Article by: Sascha Richards - Electric Bike Access | Published: 16 January 2021

Five ways to help teams beat the January blues.

Cheryl Lythgoe, Matron at Benenden Health, shares five useful tips to support positive wellbeing and help employees beat the January blues as we enter the new year.

Article by: Cheryl Lythgoe, Matron - Benenden Health | Published: 15 January 2021

How the right reward can be a great morale booster

January is a valuable time for businesses to deliver rewards to their employees. A token of gratitude, no matter how big or small, will give your team a well-needed boost and motivate them for the weeks and months ahead.

Article by: Pip Rule, Communications Manager - peoplevalue | Published: 14 January 2021

Workplace mental Health requires board level accountability

Crises accelerate change, uncovering what really matters and what we should care about. None more so in 2020 than mental health, where the impact of Covid-19 triggered an increased openness to address a once-taboo topic and demanded a greater focus on the nation’s wellbeing.

Article by: Dave Capper, CEO - Westfield Health | Published: 14 January 2021

How to beat the back-to-work and lockdown blues

Christmas is over. The New Year is in full flow. We’ve all enjoyed our holiday, but now it’s time to knuckle down and get back to the grind. The thought of being back to work for eight hours a day, after time off, can bring many people down. January is often deemed as one of the most depressing working months of the year, even if you love your job, so a certain post-holiday blues is common.    And this year? Well. While we’re all glad to see the back of 2020—an unprecedented year full of challenges and difficulty—there’s no real guarantee that 2021 will solve our problems. With England now in lockdown, COVID still looms large, and it might be a long while until things are truly back to normal. Given this, the traditional January blues could be even harsher this year.

Article by: David Price, CEO - Health Assured | Published: 13 January 2021