Alicia Walker's Blog (137)

Building Back Better – How The French Restaurant Industry Needs To Recover From Pandemic

The restaurant industry is a cultural cornerstone of France and a major part of the country’s identity and, as a result, the coronavirus pandemic caused significant disruption to businesses – with one region reporting an 86% reduction in revenue in 2020.

And while patrons are now able to…

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Added by Alicia Walker on January 26, 2023 at 7:15am — No Comments

Why Working From Home Doesn’t Have to Mean A Full-Time in Your Bedroom

The rise of working from home has been less of gentle integration and more of an unprecedented boom. A study from the Office of National Statistics found in February 2022 that 84% of workers planned to carry out a mix of working in the office and at home in the future. This was even after working from home was a requirement due to world…

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Added by Alicia Walker on January 26, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

Growing your Business: How to Increase Productivity and Connectivity

Maintaining productivity and connectivity in challenging market environments has always been key for modern businesses to stay competitive and relevant. However, in recent times, boosting productivity and connectivity is often considered a lower priority.

This doesn’t have to be the case if the right energy, culture, and focus is established within the business’ hierarchy, processes, and systems. Connectivity within a company is crucial. After all, as the saying goes,…

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Added by Alicia Walker on January 25, 2023 at 10:25am — No Comments

4 Proven Ways to Give Your Remote Job a Motivation Boost

At first, many of us enjoyed the ability to work from home, finding we could better balance work and life in this way. However, it is slowly becoming apparent that working from home isn’t all it is cracked up to be.

In fact, homeworking can…

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Added by Alicia Walker on January 20, 2023 at 5:32am — No Comments

How Visiting the Office Can Benefit Your Employee’s Mental Health

Remote working has become the norm, with many jobs advertising this as a benefit. However, what about the benefits of working from the office? While the flexibility of working from home can be attractive to your employees from the outset, it can often have pitfalls further in. From the lack of socialising to simply struggling with online tech support, there are many reasons your employees might actually prefer and benefit from working in the office.

Here, we will explore the benefits…

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Added by Alicia Walker on January 9, 2023 at 6:00am — No Comments

4 Benefits of Morning Exercise and How to Establish a Healthy Routine

This said exercise sessions can be easy to skip or postpone. From busy work schedules to other impeding daily commitments, you may often find it difficult to carve out some time for a dose of much-needed physical activity. This is why you should consider embracing morning workouts more frequently. 

 

With a wide range of health benefits, exercising in the morning can kickstart your day in a positive, wholesome fashion. Here, with some insights from Jonjo…

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Added by Alicia Walker on December 13, 2022 at 3:28am — No Comments

How the Metaverse Will Impact Customer Service

The customer service sector has changed dramatically in the last few years, with the growing popularity of ecommerce and social media being a driving communicator between brands and customers. With technology advancements occurring regularly, it is no wonder companies are finding new and wonderful ways to connect with their customer bases.

Once advancement…

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Added by Alicia Walker on December 12, 2022 at 4:09am — No Comments

How Can An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Benefit Your Business?

This is where an applicant tracking system (ATS) can come in handy. This software complies with all the data you’ll need to optimise recruitment. In fact, research shows that applicant tracking systems are already being utilised,…

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Added by Alicia Walker on December 9, 2022 at 6:05am — No Comments

The Benefits of Coffee Culture in The Workplace

Some days, a good coffee can see you through, especially when it comes to work. In the UK, 95 million cups of coffee are consumed every single day, so many will certainly appreciate the chance to take a little time out from work and enjoy the hot beverage.

However, while it might simply be a habit for you to pour yourself a cup of coffee, there’s more to the drink than it just being part of an office routine. It can…

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Added by Alicia Walker on November 21, 2022 at 10:37am — No Comments

Innovative Technology to Protect Your Business

Supporting your business isn’t only developing good strategies and executing them, it also includes ensuring the safety of your assets. By the end of the 2021 financial year,…

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Added by Alicia Walker on November 21, 2022 at 10:34am — No Comments

Huckletree expands in Ancoats

An additional 11,500 sq ft has been taken by the coworking provider at the Express Building, taking it to 40,000 sq ft.

Huckletree can now provide for 700 members at the grade two-listed Express, a 77,500 sq ft building redeveloped by Withington Investments in 2019.

The flexible workspace provider said that the additional floorspace in Manchester…

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Added by Alicia Walker on October 26, 2022 at 10:46am — No Comments

What You Need to do to Retain Your Employees

According to new research by the CIPD Good Work Index, over 6.5 million people in the UK are considering leaving their jobs in the next year. Employee turnover can lead to issues with productivity and efficiency within the company. It can also be an indicator of problematic areas within your company which you might need to pay attention to.

While 23% are looking to leave for a change in…

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Added by Alicia Walker on October 21, 2022 at 6:35am — No Comments

Generation Sustainability: How Gen Z is Influencing Green Business Operations

The UK has become more environmentally conscious in recent years. In fact, the global pandemic encouraged people to become more sustainable, and 36 per cent of consumers report supporting companies that are environmentally friendly. But where do Gen Z fit into this?

 

Reconomy, a leading supplier of sustainable waste…

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Added by Alicia Walker on October 13, 2022 at 8:22am — No Comments

Prioritising Levels of Risk in Your Cybersecurity Assessment

Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues for businesses. For the first time, it has been identified by security professionals as the single biggest risk to an organisation. Cybersecurity risks come in many forms but, while businesses need to protect against all threats, some are more urgent than others.

Prioritising the levels of risk associated with cybersecurity incidents…

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Added by Alicia Walker on October 13, 2022 at 8:04am — No Comments

Six Plants You Need in Your Office Space

Plants bring an array of benefits beyond just their appearance. Research conducted by Peldon Rose has revealed that picking a biophilic design, that is implementation of nature and greenery into an indoor space, can increase productivity by 20% as well as reducing sick days by…

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Added by Alicia Walker on October 13, 2022 at 7:50am — No Comments

Are Robotics Set to Play a Starring Role in the Next Ten Years of British Manufacturing?

Technology is constantly changing our day-to-day lives and has had a particular impact on the working world. Automation is fast becoming a key conversation within multiple industries in Great Britain, including manufacturing with robotics emerging as the solution.

Over the past few years, a need to move towards more automation in the manufacturing industry has been seen. In fact, a survey done by ABB…

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Added by Alicia Walker on October 13, 2022 at 3:25am — No Comments

New Highway Code: How to avoid being Fined?

Earlier this year, the Highway Code was updated; and with it, there have been a variety of changes to pre-existing rules that motorists are to oblicated to follow. Despite this, AA Accident Assist had conducted that discovered that only…

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Added by Alicia Walker on October 10, 2022 at 12:19pm — No Comments

How Will SCA Change Fraud Pressure for Businesses?

Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is a requirement of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) in the UK and the EU. Aimed at securing online payments, consumers’ identities are verified with a two-factor authentication. This authentication will ask consumers to prove two of three factors:

 

  • Knowledge — something they know, like a password
  • Possession — something they own, such as a mobile…
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Added by Alicia Walker on September 30, 2022 at 11:01am — No Comments

The Benefits of Coffee Culture in The Workplace

Some days, a good coffee can see you through, especially when it comes to work. In the UK, 95 million cups of coffee are consumed every single day, so many will certainly appreciate the chance to take a little time out from work and enjoy the hot beverage.

However, while it might simply be a habit for you to pour yourself a cup of coffee, there’s more to the drink than it just being part of an office routine. It can…

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Added by Alicia Walker on September 30, 2022 at 9:45am — No Comments

UK Nightclub Urges Businesses to Roll Out Menopause Policy

The Night Owl, a Birmingham and London-based independent nightclub renowned for its soul and retro music, is urging businesses across the UK to join its pledge in tackling stigma and prejudice in the workplace surrounding the menopause.

Although there is no legal requirement to protect employees experiencing menopause symptoms*,…

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Added by Alicia Walker on September 26, 2022 at 6:28am — No Comments

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