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.