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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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HR Software

How HR software can keep your business connected

By COVID-19, Employee Engagement, Natural HR

In a time when employees are physically apart, keeping them connected with a sense of togetherness has quickly become a top priority for HR leaders. We have asked a number of experts, HR leaders and serial WFH-ers to share the ways they have fostered a culture of connectedness while employees are remote. And the majority shared the same things that have enabled them to do this: technology. As the entire world turned to video conferencing software to stay in touch with colleagues, family and friends; the savvy HR leader also turned to another piece of technology – HR software. A…

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virtual team meeting

How to hold a virtual team meeting

By COVID-19, Employee Management

It’s the morning; you open your laptop, as usual, to start the day with a positive mentality that today will be a productive day, only to see that your calendar is filled with virtual meetings, wondering if you’ll ever get anything completed. This scenario is even more prevalent at the moment, with over 14 million people in the UK currently working from home. So, how can you ensure that your virtual team meetings are as productive as possible? Whether we like it or not, technology is shaping how we work and where we work, so conducting a tremendous virtual team…

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Superscript employee engagement

How Superscript is keeping employees connected: an interview with their people team

By COVID-19, Employee Engagement, Employee Wellbeing

As we come to the end of another week working from home, there is an air of cautious optimism spreading throughout the country. Provisional dates for the reopening of entire sectors have been marked on calendars as we tentatively make plans for the return of some normality. And yet, as we pine for the return of life as we knew it; millions of us are still working from our living rooms, and for some, it is still novel. For those that are new to the world of remote work, those that have started jobs in lockdown or even for the…

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