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The Importance of Keeping Staff Cool – or Warm

The Importance of Keeping Staff Cool – or Warm

The British climate is one of the most changeable in the world, so it can be difficult to predict what the temperatures will be from day to day or from week to week. To aid company productivity, small businesses need to ensure that their staff can work in comfortable conditions. As a specialist provider of […]

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7 Ways to Reduce Interruptions at Work

7 Ways to Reduce Interruptions at Work

As the pace of work seems to get more intense, most of us seem to be trying to fit more into every day. But it seems our efforts to be more productive in less time is being undermined by one thing – interruptions. According to recent research carried out at the University of California at […]

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Create a Fun Office Environment and Beat the Winter Blues

Create a Fun Office Environment and Beat the Winter Blues

After the build-up and excitement of the festive season, it’s no surprise that January and February are considered among the most miserable times of year. In fact, there’s a day which has been named ‘Blue Monday’ which is usually the third Monday of January and is officially the most depressing day of the year. To […]

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How Plants Can Give Your Office a Boost

How Plants Can Give Your Office a Boost

Putting some plants in your office is a simple and effective way of brightening up your workspace and making your employees happier and more efficient. Studies suggest that greener offices with plenty of plants can boost people’s productivity by as much as 15% and make them feel happier and healthier. Basepoint has more than 30 […]

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Planning the Perfect Christmas Party for your Small Business

Planning the Perfect Christmas Party for your Small Business

With less than 40 working days left until Christmas, if you haven’t already started planning your small company’s party, there’s not much time left. As the daunting task of trying to organise a party often falls to someone with no prior experience of booking events, our step-by-step guide aims to cover everything you’ll need to […]

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5 Unusual Options for Team Building

5 Unusual Options for Team Building

Team-building activities have really caught on over recent years. They can be especially valuable for small companies, because often during everyday work there is no time to stop and get to know each other socially.  Sometimes people who work together in an office can also get together with colleagues in another small company for this […]

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How You Can Help Your Staff Keep Fit for Work Over Summer

How You Can Help Your Staff Keep Fit for Work Over Summer

In an increasingly high-tech world, we are all spending more time sitting down at our keyboards or on our tablets and mobile phones. This might connect us with the outside world but can come at the expense of our own health. Businesses can ill afford to lose too much time through staff sickness, and having […]

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How Can SMEs Give Staff a Fair Deal on Holidays?

How Can SMEs Give Staff a Fair Deal on Holidays?

It’s a common problem – half your staff want to take the Christmas week off, or, because they have children, ask for the same school half-term weeks in February or October. How can you accommodate their requests, and still continue to run your business efficiently and effectively? And if not everyone can realistically have the […]

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7 Ways to Brighten Up Mondays in the Office

7 Ways to Brighten Up Mondays in the Office

  Probably few people would choose Monday as their favourite day of the week. This is expressed in social media hashtags such as #MondayBlues, which show just how many people feel. But does the start of the working week have to be a cue for misery, or are there ways to brighten up the day […]

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Where Can SMEs Recruit the Best Job Candidates?

Where Can SMEs Recruit the Best Job Candidates?

  There are predictions that the UK’s SMEs will create tens of thousands of new jobs in 2017 and over the next few years. However, as skills shortages continue to bite, the big question is how small and medium companies can compete for talent against larger rivals, and where to find candidates with the skills […]

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