Business leaders to permanently adopt flexible working post COVID-19
16 June 2020

Research, conducted by Dale Office Interiors, a company that designs and builds office spaces, found that 71 per cent of managing directors (MDs), CEOs and business owners wish to make flexible or agile work part of their staff working ...

Research, conducted by Dale Office Interiors, a company that designs and builds office spaces, found that 71 per cent of managing directors (MDs), CEOs and business owners wish to make flexible or agile work part of their staff working week.

https://www.hrreview.co.uk/hr-news/strategy-news/business-leaders-to-permanently-adopt-flexible-working-post-covid-19/126004

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Loneliness Awareness Week
16 June 2020

Loneliness Awareness Week: heightened this year due to remote working.

As this week (15-19 June 2020) is Loneliness Awareness Week, a health and wellbeing service has outlined that people often spend the most time with their ...

Loneliness Awareness Week: heightened this year due to remote working.

As this week (15-19 June 2020) is Loneliness Awareness Week, a health and wellbeing service has outlined that people often spend the most time with their colleagues, and any changes to their work environment such as remote working or being furloughed can have a big impact on them.

Benenden Health has offered some tips on how employers can alleviate such feelings of loneliness during these times. Click on the link below to read the article.

https://www.hrreview.co.uk/focus-on-wellbeing

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Joyful June Calendar
03 June 2020

"Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day" - Alice Morse Earle.

Meaningful May Calendar
05 May 2020

Print a copy of this 'feel good' action calendar for May 2020.  "Keep calm - stay wise - be kind".
Visit www.actionforhappiness.org.

Every cloud has a silver lining
22 April 2020

The unprecedented global pandemic that is Covid-19 has tragically claimed many lives and caused huge disruption, be that ...

The unprecedented global pandemic that is Covid-19 has tragically claimed many lives and caused huge disruption, be that economic or mental wellbeing.
The negative consequences caused by this invisible foe will undoubtedly be featured in history forever and let’s hope important lessons are learned and acted upon.
This said, they say every cloud has a silver lining and whilst I recognise that none of us would have ever wished for this, I have witnessed some positives coming from this crisis.
Many of our candidates are getting in touch, and the conversations extend beyond the normal. There is clearly a more overriding humanistic and compassionate feeling. I also take great hope and insight from the variety of ways that candidates are coping with the current conditions.
For example, one candidate, an avid cyclist is supplying GP medication to patients in order to assist his local GP. Another is learning how to speak Spanish via an online course, whilst another is learning chess. One candidate is performing daily guitar solos on FB whilst countless others are benefiting from the extra time they are spending with their family, busy parents who would not ordinarily have the time to home school their children. The list goes on. 
These are genuinely unpleasant times but every cloud….
We’ve been dealt an unprecedented card but it has created opportunities.
Stay Safe.

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In the Face of Adversity
01 April 2020

During these times of uncertainty, it sometimes more than ever helps to recognise inspirational achievements. Turning on the news today, I was generally awe struck by the efforts of the volunteers, the NHS and the MoD in the collaborative ...

During these times of uncertainty, it sometimes more than ever helps to recognise inspirational achievements. Turning on the news today, I was generally awe struck by the efforts of the volunteers, the NHS and the MoD in the collaborative delivery of the newly created field hospital, NHS Nightingale. The conversion of the colossal 1km long exhibition centre has been delivered in around a week and the idea was only conceived on the 21 March 2020! According to reports this is the largest ICU in the world!
A few stats:
- NHS Nightingale will be able to treat up to 4,000 patients with ventilator support at any one time, this covers 40 wards!
- At capacity it will be staffed by 16,000 inspirational people!
- Many people have been working 15 hour days to get the facility ready!
This demonstrates extraordinary team work which is made even more impressive given the current environment.
I was truly humbled by this and whilst I am nervous about Covid-19, this incredible achievement made me smile and give me hope.
In the words of Howard Schulz (Ex CEO of Starbucks and Philanthropist), “In times of adversity and change, we really discover who we are and what we’re made of.”
Wishing you and your families all the best, the team at Excel

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