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Here to Help – understanding the Job Retention Scheme

More than 70% of businesses have furloughed employees in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Now, to avoid furloughing becoming a “waiting room for redundancy”, many…

IRIS Engage: Powerful internal communications for your business

Now more than ever, you need a convenient and cost-effective way of staying in touch with your team.   With new remote working processes and staff furloughed until further notice, employees probably…

Stress Awareness Month – 3 steps to starting conversations about stress

The disruption and uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic is turning our working and personal lives upside down. This means that levels of stress and…

Here to Help: 8 simple ways to enhance your wellbeing strategy for home workers

The way we live and work has changed dramatically over the last few weeks. So much so that even the most resilient and adaptable of…

Here to Help: COVID-19 – a guide to Government support for SMEs

Faced with continued disruption and a prolonged period of uncertainty, many SMEs are feeling the knock-on effect of the COVID-19 pandemic at full force. To…

Here to Help: Communicating through uncertainty – 6 tips for SMEs

Anxiety is high among employees concerned how the Coronavirus crisis is going to affect their world over the next few months and beyond. And with…

Here to Help: How IRIS HR Professional can support SMEs during COVID-19

With SMEs across the world facing extremely difficult decisions over how to do business during the Coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to remind you how IRIS HR…

Closing the skills gap – will the government’s plans help?

According to recruitment specialist Robert Half UK, SMEs are facing a skills gap that will impact SME total revenue by £145,000 in the next year,…

Our 5 top tips for creating a culture of learning and development

Improving employee engagement, retention and boosting the skills available within your business – three great reasons why a strong learning and development strategy should be…