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Ten things we learned from the Donut blogs in 2019

Date: 6 December 2019

By: Fiona Prior

Designing your own business cards - three essentials

Date: 4 December 2019

By: BananaPrint

Common tech mistakes your start-up needs to avoid

Date: 4 December 2019

By: Philip Piletic

A stressed and exhausted worker is overwhelmed by paperwork in his office.
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Why employee wellbeing isn’t a workplace fad

Make sure you’re not just paying lip service to employee health and happiness. Why you need to take staff wellbeing seriously - and how to do it.

Date: 2 December 2019 By: Edwin Owusu-Peprah

Casually-dressed employees chatting and working in a creative small business
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Why working for a small business could be a big career move

While big businesses have historically been a magnet for talented candidates, SMEs may offer more autonomy and room to grow. How to make the choice.

Date: 18 October 2019 By: Siobhan Nutt

A small business owner and a member of staff shake hands after a successful HR meeting
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How startups can build a scalable HR department

Many startups lack an HR department. This is a mistake as it can stifle recruitment and growth. Discover how to recruit and build your HR team.

Date: 25 June 2019 By: Sheldon White

Why employees value flexible working - infographic
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Why employees value flexible working - infographic

Great workplaces offer an inclusive culture, opportunities for growth and a healthy work-life balance. Why flexible working is so appealing for staff.

Date: 1 February 2019 By: Jessica Foreman

Employee mental ill-health - spotting the signs
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Employee mental ill-health - spotting the signs

Although mental health awareness in the workplace has improved, there is still a long way to go. Three signs that an employee may be suffering.

Date: 22 January 2019 By: Kirsten Cluer

Getting to know your employees better
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Get to know your employees better

Investing time and effort in communicating with your employees, and finding out what makes them tick, can pay big dividends. Seven steps to follow.

Date: 18 December 2018 By: Aleksandra Simonovikj

How to help employees who are struggling with debt
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How to help employees who are struggling with debt

Personal debt levels are at a record high in the UK, and the stress can have a huge impact on employee wellbeing. How to offer a helping hand.

Date: 10 December 2018 By: Creditfix

Boost engagement and motivation in your workforce
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Boost engagement and motivation in your workforce

It's only natural for staff to flag on a Friday - but if they're turning up on Monday looking lacklustre, you have a problem. Here's what to do.

Date: 22 November 2018 By: Victoria Harrison

Why recruitment is about more than just growing your team
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Why recruitment is about more than just growing your team

Small businesses can't afford to get hiring wrong. How to ensure any new employees fit with your existing team - and your long-term goals.

Date: 15 November 2018 By: Naeem Arif

How to get more out of your employees
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How to get more out of your employees

UK businesses have plenty on their plates at the moment - but boosting productivity doesn't need to be taxing. Three simple steps to get you started.

Date: 17 October 2018 By: Victoria Harrison

Tackling presenteeism in the workplace
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Tackling presenteeism in the workplace

his World Mental Health Day, UK businesses are being urged to focus on staff mental wellbeing. How to recognise and address presenteeism.

Date: 10 October 2018 By: Kirsten Cluer

Penny Power: My journey to better mental wellbeing
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Penny Power: My journey to better mental wellbeing

In honour of World Mental Health Day, Penny Power OBE tells us why she decided to prioritise her wellbeing at work - and what she's learned.

Date: 8 October 2018 By: Penny Power

Boost staff training with a customised LMS
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Boost staff training with a customised LMS

E-learning for employees isn't just flexible and convenient - it can be tailored to your exact needs. The benefits of a Learning Management System.

Date: 14 September 2018 By: Christopher Pappas

Do your employees feel valued?
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Do your employees feel valued?

Remember: employees are people, and need to feel their efforts are appreciated. The positive benefits of recognising and rewarding your staff.

Date: 14 September 2018 By: Victoria Harrison

Top tips for setting up a home office
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Top tips for setting up a home office

More and more of us are choosing to work from home. How to create a workspace that's comfortable, welcoming and boosts productivity.

Date: 3 September 2018 By: Jess Edwin

The benefits of inclusivity in your small business
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The benefits of inclusivity in your small business

Firms that don't make allowances for the needs of employees risk missing out on promising talent. How to support diversity in the workplace.

Date: 22 August 2018 By: Victoria Harrison

How to address skill gaps in your start-up
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How to address skill gaps in your start-up

Managing skill shortages can be a tricky task for innovative start-ups with limited resources. Here are three creative ways around the issue.

Date: 21 August 2018 By: Victoria Harrison