With many businesses undertaking office moves due to down-sizing their premises, can you rely on a mobility clause to vary an employee’s work location?
March is UK Marie Curie Cancer Care Great Daffodil Appeal where one daffodil, one donation or one virtual collection will mean the world to someone. It is also Prostrate Cancer and Ovarian Cancer awareness month.
With the past year seeing a decline in people attending treatment or even going to see their GP, it is also perhaps timely to raise awareness around the diagnosis of cancer when you are employed.
When the Equality Act came into force (1 October 2010), it made discrimination legislation more consistent, clearer and easier to follow. It meant that you may have been/are required to make some changes to the way you manage employees. Don't get caught in the Act. Read more...
For those not furloughed, the majority of us will invariably have spent the last few months working from home, to varying degrees of success. The plus sides – no commute and a more flexible work/ life balance. The downsides? Lack of motivation, feeling disconnected with our colleagues and the worst of all – imposter syndrome rearing its ugly head, even during lockdown.
Yes, despite the fact we've been in the midst of a global crisis, many of us working from home will have suffered or currently be suffering from imposter syndrome. Likely due to the fact that so many people have either been made redundant — as many companies struggle to stay afloat during the pandemic — or have had to take a large pay cut.
Many of us will already be on top of the key points below, but at the same time it is also important to remember the lessons learned from the previous lockdowns and to revisit, check, validate and re-issue documents as appropriate.
What should you do if you have a new team member on probation and they are either on furlough completely, or working from home?
Is it possible to make a decision about whether to pass probation or not in such difficult circumstances?
It’s the New Year and a lot of people decide to make New Years’ resolutions to change something, usually for the better, from the previous year.
But do you really need to make a resolution or could it be as simple as looking to change a habit?
If you are feeling stressed about Christmas, get ready to laugh yourself better.
When we went into that first full on lock down in March the idea of being holed up indoors for weeks on end didn’t exactly sound like a bundle of laughs. Yet a recent survey* revealed that laughter is what got 79% of us Brits through. The survey showed that laughter (23%) ranked higher than exercise (19%) and sex! (13%) for its feel-good factor, with 53% getting their laughter fix via funny videos, 38% by virtual calls with family and friends, 22% by listening to the radio and 16% by reading funny books. Now, if humour can bring a spark of joy to lockdown, then surely, we can all do with a dose of laughter over Christmas?
As coronavirus cases are on the increase again and local lockdowns become more commonplace, localised and a daily moveable feast, the likelihood of a Christmas party seems increasingly very unlikely as we move closer towards the festive season. Whether you love or loath the annual knees up, it’s time to think what you could offer as an alternative to try and maintain some Christmas spirit.
Here are some ideas to consider.
It’s been a difficult year for many reasons for many people and life is far from perfect, but there are lots of reasons for optimism. Setting positive goals for the future gives our lives a sense of direction and purpose. And although we face many challenges there are also lots of reasons to stay hopeful. By consciously choosing our priorities we can overcome issues, make progress and focus on what really matters.
And so the Myth 10.
Interestingly, the different MBTI types do not all occur with the same frequency in the UK general population and can range from about 14% down to 1%.