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Why flexible working is vital for business survival in the event of a second...

William Copley, MD of Armstrong Bell, discusses why flexible working is vital for business survival in the event of a second wave and what business owners need to consider to implement long-term flexible working.
additional social value

Creating additional social value for the work we do

Guy Battle, CEO of Social Value Portal urges us to take a moment to consider the value of the paper face mask to illustrate the wider point about creating additional social value for the work we do.
IT Pro Day

IT Pro Day: Why are IT professionals crucial to businesses?

In recognition of this year's IT Pro Day, Open Access Government asks nine technology experts why IT professionals are the backbone of all businesses.
Presenteeism, Leaveism, Absenteeism

The three ‘isms’ costing your business money

Here, we learn about the importance of recognising Absenteeism, Presenteeism and Leaveism, so that businesses can proactively address them to reduce costs and support their workers.
reopen schools

Supporting employees as the schools reopen

David Price, workplace wellbeing expert and CEO of Health Assured, advises how employers can support their staff as schools begin to reopen.
team retention

Improving team retention with SOAR

Miles Tappin, VP of EMEA at ThreatConnect, explores how SOAR can help to improve team retention in the cybersecurity industry.
diversity and inclusion

Prioritising diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Meena Chander, founder of This Is Us Conference, discusses Gen Z attitudes towards diversity in the workplace and why it will be integral for businesses moving forwards.
positive change

Recognising the opportunity for positive change after COVID-19

Here, Nicholas Morgan from PLACEmaking discusses how the aftermath of COVID-19 will fundamentally alter perceptions of work, and why businesses should use this as an opportunity for positive change in the workplace.
post-lockdown workplace, covid-19

Experts discuss what the post-lockdown workplace will look like

Here, some experts discuss how the "new normal" will look for the post-lockdown workplace.
Uk recession, UK economy

Covid-19: UK falls into recession for the first time in 11 years

The COVID-19 outbreak caused the UK to enter the deepest recession since records began, with GDP falling a staggering 20.4%.
virtual team

Extinguishing workplace conflict within a virtual team

David Liddle, CEO of The TCM Group, and author of the CIPD/Kogan Page book ‘Managing Conflict: A Practical Guide to Resolution in the Workplace', highlights the signs of conflict in your virtual team and offers some tips about what managers should be doing to avoid conflict arising.
Technology skills

Technology skills and the future of work

Fred Flack, Head of Talent Academy at CloudStratex, discusses how the UK labour force recognises the need for technology skills in future workforces.
COVID data protection

COVID data protection in the UK, Denmark, Italy and Mexico

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, organisations are taking various preventive measures to prevent the spread of the virus. In the second of a series of articles, member firms of Ius Laboris, give a view from Sweden, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy and Mexico on the data protection implications for these measures.
future of remote working

What can we expect for the future of remote working ahead of 1st August?

Pete Braithwaite, COO at Kit Online, explains what we can expect for the future of remote working ahead of the 1st August when employers will legally be allowed to ask staff to come back into the office.
working overseas

The implications of ‘working from home’ overseas

Member firms of Ius Laboris, examine the various issues, such as tax, social security, immigration and the employment implications employers should consider before agreeing to an employee’s request to work from home when ‘home’ is not in the UK.
remote learning

Why remote learning can power your business

Sean Farrington, SVP EMEA, Pluralsight, discusses why remote learning can power businesses today and in the future.
virtual internships, bright network

Scheme provides virtual internships for over 45,000 young people

Bright Network received 100,000 applications for their virtual internships, which attempted to fill an experience gap left by COVID-19.
talking about race, diversity

Get comfortable with the uncomfortable: Talking about race can be difficult

Toby Mildon explains how talking about race can be difficult but overwhelmingly necessary in the era of #BlackLivesMatter and ongoing police brutality.
face masks, WHO

New rule: Face masks will be mandatory for all shops

Health Secretary Matt Hancock today (14 July) confirmed that wearing face masks will be mandatory in all shops after 24 July.
return to work

Employment law: What do employers need to know before employees return to work?

Karen Holden, Founder of A City Law Firm, discusses the employment law issues facing employers and what policies should be put in place to protect employee welfare before they return to work.

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