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Coronavirus update – Tuesday 24th MarchFollowing last night's government announcement we are asking our employees not to travel to our centres going forward, and to work from home.
We are a responsible employer and responsible provider of workspace, and as such, we will continue with this approach throughout the stated three week period or until informed otherwise.
We understand the
&Offices centre team working hours
We are doing everything we can to keep our centres fully operational and will continue to do so, unless told otherwise by the government.
However, we are having to make a few adaptions to allow business continuity, the primary being reduced working hours for our centre teams:
CENTRE TEAM HOURS: 9:30am - 4:00pm
This isn't a decision we have taken
Coronavirus Update -Thursday 19th March
With events moving rapidly we want to keep you up-to-date with how things may affect your centre. Operational Adaptions We will remain open and as fully operational as possible until told otherwise from the government. We are, however, preparing for all scenarios so we would kindly ask that you leave no food overnight in our fridges. We are also reducing our milk orders and will be stopping fresh
&Offices’ continued response to Coronavirus
We are aware of the concerns many of you, and we have regarding Coronavirus, and wanted to inform you of some of the steps we have taken at our centres. Increased Deep Cleaning We already have a constant rolling programme of thorough day-time and night-time cleaning throughout your building, but we have implemented increased deep cleaning, focusing on key touchpoint areas especially door handles,
Top tips for opening an office in a new location
Is it time for your business to up sticks? Whether it's for new opportunities or because of an expiring lease, these tips will ensure you complete your big move without a hitch.... We all know how stressful moving can be. Throw in running a business alongside all the packing and preparing and things get a little more complicated. Take the stress away from your next business move with these top tips… Plan
Safety tips for Christmas decorating
Offices can be made to look very merry with Christmas decorations - but be wary of the possible dangers involved. Unless managers plan to play Scrooge during Advent - which would not be a very wise way of proceeding, given its likely impact on morale and staff relations - it is clearly time to be getting the bunting out. Over the next couple of weeks, offices across the country will be covered in
Managing flexible working in a fixed office
Have a fixed office and want to implement flexible working? Read on for tips on how to balance flexibility with a secure location… No matter what kind of business you have, flexible working can be an effective way of improving workforce morale and attracting new talent. As flexible working becomes more the norm than the exception, more companies are looking to offer options for working in and out
5 simple ways to get your motivation back after the summer
The summer is a mysterious season, we long for it to be here for months on end and then quick as a flash, it seems to have gone. However, instead of being doom and gloom about it, why not take this post-summer period as an opportunity to get yourself motivated, again, with these tips. Spring Clean The first and easiest way to set yourself on the path of motivation is to have a tidy and clean-up of
Top 4 Ways To Ensure You Write A Professional Business Email
In a time where business culture has become increasingly more casual, from what we wear to go to work, to how we address our colleagues, is it possible that we have lost the art of writing a professional business email? To combat this, we have come up with the top 4 tips to ensure that poorly written business emails are a thing of the past. 1. How to address the recipient When emailing a fellow
How your business can support gender diversity
When it comes to treating your workforce fairly, one of the key priorities for many modern businesses is gender diversity. In the wake of the Me Too and Time’s Up movements, this issue has never been more significant. However, recent research has indicated that most businesses have a long way to go before achieving true equality between male and female workers. 'Work harder and deliver more' Women