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How To Utilise Body Language In Video Calls

How To Utilise Body Language In Video Calls

Many elements of our daily lives and our working days have changed completely in 2020 and one of the major shifts that have come in the world of business is the significant uptick in video conferences and calls. As most people will tell you after months of Zoom meetings, it’s not always that easy to see or read someone’s body language through a screen. After […]

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How To Manage Health & Safety For Homeworkers

How To Manage Health & Safety For Homeworkers

It’s not news that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way that we all work. Almost all industries have been affected, and numerous businesses that once ran in the traditional ‘9–5, Monday to Friday’ way had to suddenly embrace their employees working from home for the very first time this year. And when the UK lockdown first hit out of the blue in March, it’s […]

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5 Reasons To Upskill This Autumn

5 Reasons To Upskill This Autumn

Over the last seven months, the business world has changed significantly, and it remains to be seen how much of what has will go back to the way it was after the current circumstances have ended. In the short to medium term, however, we have all adapted to the new normal and shifted our skills and workflow accordingly to adapt to new working environments. We […]

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‘Smell By’ Labels To Help Reduce Food Waste

‘Smell By’ Labels To Help Reduce Food Waste

A new scratch’n’sniff ‘smell by’ label had been developed to help train people as to when food has gone off and it needs disposing of. According to the Metro, the Nose Sense campaign, launched on 5 October by food waste initiative Too Good To Go, has been developed to encourage people to be able to tell if food can still be eaten despite misleading ‘best […]

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Is Professional Development A Solution In Lockdown?

Is Professional Development A Solution In Lockdown?

With new stay-at-home guidelines being announced by the government and the potential for a second lockdown on the horizon, people have been looking for ways to maximise their time at home whether they are furloughed, supported by the Jobs Support Scheme or looking for the next step in their careers. Perhaps the solution is focusing on continuing development and the opportunities that this opens in […]

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Quarter of UK Licensed Premises Still have Not Opened

Quarter of UK Licensed Premises Still have Not Opened

Between the lifting on restrictions on bars and pubs opening in early July and the end of August, almost a quarter (13.7 per cent) of licensed establishments have yet to reopen, a market recovery monitor has reported. Over 15,500 venues have opened over August, according to the CGA’s Market Recovery Monitor, which leaves nearly 27,000 establishments that have remained closed since the lockdown in March. This […]

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The Key To Managing Remote Employees

The Key To Managing Remote Employees

Not only has the coronavirus pandemic made remote working a necessity, but it has also shown that it is a viable method of working. Where many companies were hesitant to engage with the idea prior to COVID-19, it has proved that, aside from social distancing, to be of benefit to many employees, offering a greater work-life balance, amongst other things. However, some of the skills […]

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Agriculture Industry Has ‘Worst Rate’ of Worker Fatalities

Agriculture Industry Has ‘Worst Rate’ of Worker Fatalities

The latest report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that the agriculture industry has the worst rate of worker fatalities in Great Britain, with 21 people killed last year… including one child. The biggest leading cause of death was transport-related incidents, such as being struck by a moving vehicle or a vehicle overturning. Approximately half of those killed were over the age […]

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UK Supermarkets Reject Chlorinated Chicken

UK Supermarkets Reject Chlorinated Chicken

Some of the major supermarket chains in the UK have pledged not to sell chlorinated chicken or hormone-injected beef, amid concerns that a potential trade deal with the US post-Brexit will see shop shelves stocked with such products… even though they’re currently banned in the UK, along with others that don’t meet food safety standards. Aldi and Waitrose have both vowed never to sell these […]

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Pub Staff Given Re-Opening Advice To Stay Safe

Pub Staff Given Re-Opening Advice To Stay Safe

Hospitality staff have been waiting three months to get back to work after the government announced the closure of all bars, restaurants, pubs, hotels and cafes in late March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now that pubs have been allowed to re-open since July 4th, many can breathe a sigh of relief that they can resume their jobs. However, they will have to implement new […]

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