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29th September 2023 - In Headstogether News

5 Things You Need to Know About Spur of the Moment Resignations

An emotional walk-out isn’t the same as a well thought-through resignation, and navigating it can require a bit of extra care, particularly if you're to avoid the risk of a claim for constructive unfair dismissal down the line.

29th September 2023 - In Headstogether News

'Back to the Office' is Gaining Momentum Right Now. But What Should the New Normal Look Like?

Despite its simplistic appeal, is a blanket policy like 3-days a week really the best way to bring staff back to the office? Does it really strike an intelligent balance between the benefits of face-to-face working, and the flexibility still valued by most employees?

29th September 2023 - In Headstogether News

Tourism NI's Top 8 Ideas for a Perfect Half-Term Staycation

There's no need to feel guilty about longing to escape from it all. According to science, a staycation might be just what your brain and body needs to recharge and revive.

22nd June 2023 - In Headstogether News

5 Essential Things to Remember About Social Media in the Workplace

Exactly what part social media should play in our working lives isn’t always clear, and it can be rife with potential pitfalls. Employers need to know what to look out for – and how to get ahead of problems before they happen – if they want to make social media work for them.

22nd June 2023 - In Headstogether News

Open-Air Craft Ideas for Kids This Summer

Tasha Crawford, Operations Manager at Girlguiding Ulster, has given us some top tips on outdoor craft activities to keep kids entertained this summer. “These are all little arty things that don’t require many materials and can be easily done at home”, explains Tasha. “I think a lot of the typical summer activities can be very focused on sport – which is also very important – but what we find is a lot of kids aren’t spending time doing little craft projects with their parents, and just taking the time with flowers. And it’s the sort of thing they really do enjoy.”

22nd June 2023 - In Headstogether News

It's All About the Money .... Isn't it?

Salary matters, of course it does, particularly in the challenging times we're facing right now. But in terms of engaging and retaining staff, other factors are becoming equally, if not more, important.

1st February 2023 - In Headstogether News

5 Common Pitfalls of Workplace Investigations ... And How to Survive Them

The Labour Relations Agency Code of Practice will always be the first port of call for workplace investigators, but it doesn't cover many of the messy real-life scenarios that frequently occur when an investigation is underway.

1st February 2023 - In Headstogether News

How To Improve Your Fitness Level (Without Even Leaving Your Desk)

Tom Clough, Head of Athletic Performance at Ulster Rugby explains his view that it’s important to challenge the stereotype of what people think ‘Strength and Conditioning’ is.

1st February 2023 - In Headstogether News

Spotlight on ... Employment Trends for 2023

The UK economy was flat between the third and fourth quarters of 2022, and so technically we haven't hit the definition for recession just yet. However, most commentators agree that it’s coming this year, with the Bank of England expecting the UK to be in recession "for a prolonged period".

27th September 2022 - In Headstogether News

Hybrid Working: 7 Essential Questions Every Employer Needs To Ask

Following the pandemic, there's been a well publicised drive to get workers back to the office; but also a recognition that this doesn't have to mean 9 to 5, 5 days a week. On the other hand, working solely from home is certainly on the way out.

27th September 2022 - In Headstogether News

A Look Behind The Headlines Of The Four Day Working Week

The current UK four-day week study is based on a 100:80:100 model – 100% of the pay, 80% of normal working hours, with productivity maintained at 100%. It sounds like a win / win scenario, doesn’t it?

26th September 2022 - In Headstogether News

It's Fine Dining. But Not As We Know It.

Forget scraps from the table and uninspiring kibble, today’s pups are being catered for with food-grade, locally sourced meat, celiac friendly treats, and even vegan dog food.

1st June 2022 - In Headstogether News

Why NOW's The Time To Spring Clean Your Wine Rack

Throwing out old clothes, tackling overdue tasks and clearing the cupboards of products long past their sell-by dates – these are the things we tend to associate with spring cleaning.

1st June 2022 - In Headstogether News

Can An Authentic Company Culture Help You Beat The Recruitment Squeeze?

Imagine you’re looking to add to your team. You think it’s an appealing role, you craft a recruitment advertisement outlining all the relevant information and wait for applications...but nothing.

1st June 2022 - In Headstogether News

Getting The Very Best From Zoom - And Avoiding The Risks

Love it or hate it, Zoom has come into every workplace and looks like it’s here to stay. But for all the benefits that come with virtual meetings, there are also challenges that need to be urgently addressed.

19th May 2022 - In Insights

Perspectives on Hybrid Working

There’s nothing employers can do now to resist the overwhelming momentum behind the move to a different way of working. That brings risks, but also a unique opportunity for those who have a well thought out plan, to reshape their organisations for the better.

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