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Brexit  the employment laws which will affect you
Brexit the employment laws which will affect you

After three years of wrangling it now looks certain that the UK will leave the EU at the end of this month.
And for businesses of all shapes and sizes, thats going to bring some sizeable changes to the way they employ people, the rights those workers enjoy and the way in which they are enforced.
It wont all happen overnight of course in fact, far from it.

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Hot Desking
Hot Desking

Hot desking how to make it work
The world of work is changing and that means our working habits are changing with it.
Gone are the days when employees religiously clocked on at 9am, sat at the same desk they had always sat at, and then religiously clocked off at 5pm to return home.
The explosion in digital technology, changing lifestyles and the growth of the freelance culture mean that flexible working is now very much an everyday part of our working lives.
And with that has come the rise of hot desking.

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Wellbeing
Wellbeing

Heres an astonishing fact for you.
Last year in this country a total of 15.4 million working days were lost to stress.
According to the HSE, nearly 600,000 workers were affected by work-related stress, anxiety or depression, with 44 per cent blaming the pressures workload for their condition.

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Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

We all do it.


Every day we make routine assumptions about the people around us based on nothing other than our own unconscious bias.

Thats why so many of us routinely associate the colour pink with girls and the colour blue with boys.

Its also why very many people will automatically assume that the nurse they have an appointment with will be a woman, whilst the consultant will be a man. Its why we assume youngsters are better handling technology than older people and taller people make better leaders than those of a more diminutive stature.

Interestingly, we all assume that every other person we meet will be making judgments based on these unconscious factors, though we ourselves would never do so.

Unconscious bias is a very real factor in the workplace too.

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Brexit
Brexit

If you are anything like me, Brexit will be the last thing you want to talk about.


More than three years have passed since the referendum, and theres been barely a day when our departure from the EU hasnt dominated the headlines.


And yet, in all that time, we seem to have made little definite progress.


Business has, almost universally, called for some form of clarity. Yet little has come.

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Apprenticeships

Its an age-old dilemma in business. You want to recruit the best young people, but when you do - and spend a lot of money training them up - they leave without a second thought to progress their careers. And of course, all that time, effort and money spent on their development walks out of the door with them. If any of that sounds familiar you might want to consider using apprenticeships to help bridge your skills gap. They are still a popular way in to work, with 119,500 young people taking up apprenticeships in the first three quarters of 2017/18, a huge increase on the same period 12 months earlier.

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