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hr data security at home

HR data security at home

By COVID-19, Security

If you attended the recent CIPD Festival of Work virtual event on 15th and 17th June, you might have listened to a talk from our very own CEO and Co-Founder, Jason Dowzell, who discussed how HR teams can secure their data whilst working from home. If you missed it, we’ve highlighted the key points below. Firstly, a little insight into Jason’s background. Jason is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Natural HR. Providing cloud-based HR and payroll software that helps HR professionals to better contribute to productivity and growth; Jason co-founded the now 28 people strong business, Natural HR, alongside his wife…

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pandemic burnout

Ask an expert: how can HR help employees to manage pandemic burnout?

By COVID-19, Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Natural HR

During the pandemic, continued periods of isolation, loneliness and social distancing have led 60% of people in the UK to find it hard to stay positive on a daily basis than before the pandemic. The rise of ‘pandemic burnout’ has left large swathes of employees feeling worn out and struggling to cope. Recognising and supporting employees through any period of pandemic burnout is an increasingly novel challenge many leaders face, HR especially. As such, we are delighted to welcome burnout expert, mental health at work trainer and qualified executive and leadership coach, Katie Phillips to the Natural HR blog today…

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HR software

Planning a return to the office? Here’s how HR software can help

By COVID-19, Employee Management, Employee Wellbeing, HR Software

This week has seen the UK edge ever closer to a return to some semblance of normality. Our beloved pubs have reopened outdoors alongside gyms, non-essential retail and most outdoor attractions and settings. With our next step out of lockdown due no sooner than the 17th May, many people continue to work from home. Government advice remains encouraging to work from home where possible with a suggestion that this guidance may change upon a review of social distancing measures. There are little under five weeks until this next review which may dictate a change for many employees that are currently…

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lockdown

Reflecting on a year in lockdown: insights from 8 business leaders and HR professionals

By COVID-19, Employee Management, Team, Technology

As we reflect on an entire year of lockdown, restrictions and remote work; the British public as a whole has learned some valuable lessons – professionally and personally. Whether it is learning to cherish seeing family members and friends in person or the importance of good work/life balance, the last year has been a learning curve for us all. We asked the HR and business community to share their own reflections and learnings from the last 12 months. From reconsidering the need for a physical office to developing flexible working policies; our business and HR leaders have made a remarkable…

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Expeditious Services remote work

How Expeditious Services is keeping employees connected: an interview with their HR Manager

By COVID-19, Employee Engagement, Health and Wellbeing

As the country edges ever closer to a return to some normality, we’re continuing to delve into the ways HR leaders across the nation are keeping their people connected during this period of working from home. Today, we’re delighted to welcome another HR leader to this series. Elizabeth Smith is the HR Manager at Expeditious Services, a business protection and security company based in Shrewsbury. With many of their team being key workers, they have had to adapt their people strategies to meet the changing needs of their team – both in the office and at home. We caught up…

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