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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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What Training Does a Budding Entrepreneur Need to Get a New Business Up and Running?

What Training Does a Budding Entrepreneur Need to Get a New Business Up and Running?

As Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) arrives, running from 14th to 20th November 2016, many people in the UK are looking to take the plunge and start up a new business. Over the first 6 months of 2016 an amazing 80 businesses were started up every hour, according to figures from StartUp Britain – an even […]

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How Can Small Businesses Deal with Employee Absence?

How Can Small Businesses Deal with Employee Absence?

Staff absence is a problem for businesses of all sizes, but can be especially hard for a small company to cope with, because just one or two staff members represent a larger proportion of the workforce. As leading providers of serviced office space in areas of the UK including Exeter, Camberley and Southampton, Basepoint takes […]

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How Can Small Businesses Help to Keep Staff Healthy?

How Can Small Businesses Help to Keep Staff Healthy?

Staff wellbeing is increasingly recognised as being important for all businesses in the UK, including small companies. As providers of fully serviced offices for a large number of SMEs, at Basepoint we take a close interest in key issues affecting our licensees, including the whole area of health. Larger organisations’ health and wellbeing policies may […]

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Could an Office Move Cut Your Commuting Time?

Could an Office Move Cut Your Commuting Time?

Commuting times have grown for many people across the UK over recent years. An increasing number of employees spend an hour or even more travelling each way, while commuting times can be much worse in some areas such as London or other congested inner cities. As a provider of serviced office space, Basepoint has conveniently-located […]

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Bring Your Dog to Work Day – How Do Dogs in the Office Boost Employees?

Bring Your Dog to Work Day – How Do Dogs in the Office Boost Employees?

The annual Bring Your Dog to Work Day is being held on June 24, 2016, and Basepoint Waterlooville is an official sponsor of the event, being held in aid of the charity All Dogs Matter. But, as licensees who rent managed offices from us know, we don’t just allow dogs in the office on one […]

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Working with Family and Friends – the Advantages and Disadvantages

Working with Family and Friends – the Advantages and Disadvantages

Small businesses are often started up by groups of family or friends working together. This can be an excellent basis for a successful venture, meaning you have colleagues who know one another and get on well. But there can also be problems, with tensions from home spilling over into the business and vice versa. Here […]

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