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Lockdown Impacts our Ability to Stay Positive

Lockdown Impacts our Ability to Stay Positive 1280 853 Insight6

Whilst ‘Lockdown negatively impacts our ability to stay positive’ might seem like stating the obvious the underlying trends from the insight6 Business Optimism survey are interesting. Since the second lockdown…

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SMEs getting their strategy right

SMEs getting their strategy right 1280 853 Minerva Lifelong Learning

In this blog, I explore examples of West Country SMEs who have developed a successful business strategy and discuss the cost of not doing anything. So far in the series,…

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Zoom Fatigue: What Can Employers Do?

Zoom Fatigue: What Can Employers Do? 1280 853 Commissioning HR

Video calls have become the new way to conduct business meetings and stay in touch with colleagues, however, research commissioned by Bayfields Opticians & Audiologists has revealed the risk of…

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How to create a better strategy for your company?

How to create a better strategy for your company? 1280 850 Minerva Lifelong Learning

In last week’s blog we explored the importance of creating an innovative business strategy, and looked at the case study of Yellow Tail wine. This week, we’re explaining how you…

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Seeing your way to a better strategy in an age of disruption

Seeing your way to a better strategy in an age of disruption 1280 853 Minerva Lifelong Learning

Several of us will have heard of ‘Yellow Tail’ Australian wine – it’s a good, inexpensive brand that I’ve regularly quaffed. Here’s their story…   During the 1990ʼs the wine…

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Returning to work Part 4: Employees who continue to work remotely

Returning to work Part 4: Employees who continue to work remotely 1013 1520 Commissioning HR

In many cases, employees are likely to continue working remotely for the foreseeable future for all or part of their working time. Employers should consider how they will continue to…

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Returning to work Part 3: Consulting with staff

Returning to work Part 3: Consulting with staff 1280 853 Commissioning HR

Employers must consult with staff in a meaningful way when planning to return to the workplace. The best approach is to have an open conversation about returning to the workplace…

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Returning to work Part 2: Is the workplace ready?

Returning to work Part 2: Is the workplace ready? 1520 1013 Commissioning HR

Is the workplace “COVID-19 Secure”? To limit the spread of COVID-19, it is important that people work safely. Official government guidance confirms that “Working from home remains one way to…

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Returning to work Part 1: Decision making

Returning to work Part 1: Decision making 1280 853 Commissioning HR

After months of working from home, many employers are now taking tentative steps to bring their staff back into the workplace.  From 1st August the Government’s advice changed from telling…

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How to Respond to a Flexible Working Request

How to Respond to a Flexible Working Request 1920 1280 Commissioning HR

With COVID-19 forcing homeworking on employers, we expect to see an increase in requests for flexible working as businesses begin to return to the workplace. Here we set out the…

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