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Hybrid Working – the future of work

Despite the challenges of living and working through the global pandemic, employees have still identified many benefits from working from home, for both them and their employer. These benefits include a better work–life balance, greater ability to focus with fewer distractions, more time for family and friends, saved commuting time and costs, IT upskilling and […]

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How has covid-19 altered the employer/employee relationship?

The world’s response to COVID-19 has resulted in the most rapid transformation of the workplace. Working from home has become the new normal, and we’ve gone from digitizing the relationship between firm and customer to digitizing the relationship between employer and employee Covid-19 has had a significant impact on employer and employee relationships, and this […]

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How does music improve our wellbeing?

We love music here at The People Shed – good for the soul and productivity!⁠ ⁠ But it isn’t just a way of entertaining ourselves: it can encourage creativity and help us become more productive within our working environment. Listening to music can also be therapeutic, relieving feelings of stress so you can concentrate better. But […]

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Employment Changes – IR35

IR35 was due to be implemented in April 2020 but was deferred to 6 April 2021 due to the pandemic. This means you should identify any self-employed consultants in your business and use the government online tool to ascertain if there will be an obligation on the company to deduct income tax and national insurance […]

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Virtual Meeting Fatigue

Before the pandemic, part of our working day was face-to-face meetings, catch ups, seminars, and other social interactions. However, not anymore. Most work conversations have now moved online. There are some real benefits from using virtual meetings such as zoom, you only need to dress appropriately from the waist up, you can wear your slippers, […]

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Apprentices on Furlough

As the pandemic rolls into 2021, the government has extended its furlough scheme until the end of April 2021. This means that furloughed apprentices can still carry out their apprenticeship training, so they can make good use of the time to gain new knowledge whilst the Government covers 80% of their wages. Recent guidance from […]

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What will work look like after the pandemic

What will work look like after the pandemic?

The Coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed how we work and workplace we used to know over the past year. Whether it be the location of where employees work, the challenges employees are overcoming to meet company demands, or the attitudes employees now have, one thing is certain we are having to evolve into this ‘new […]

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The People Shed team get their teeth into the Transylvania Trek for Charity

The People Shed team are taking on the 6-day Trek Transylvania in aid of Children Today – watch out Dracula! Children Today is a charity close to the businesses heart as shedder Rachael Franklin has now become a Trustee after the business has supported the charity for 4 years, alongside volunteering to work in the […]

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Breathe HR Silver partner

Breathe HR – designed to make employee management easier.

We are delighted to announce that we have become a BreatheHR Silver Partner. Designed with small businesses in mind, BreatheHR has the functionality a growing business needs to make managing employees easier so you can focus on the day-to-day running of your business allowing you to achieve your goals efficiently and effectively. Breathe HR is […]

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Wellbeing: How to take control of anxiety & stress.

Is the current pandemic having an impact on your mental wellbeing? Do you feel anxious, stressed, worried, bored, lonely or frustrated? Feeling like this is completely normal and is important to remember it’s ok not to be ok. It is key to remember that everyone reacts and feels differently – for most of us these […]

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