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Swindon Mindful Employer Network to relaunch as national mental health crisis deepens

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem this year – this equates to 25% of an average business’ workforce. In light of shocking statistics such as these, the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.09.19
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Businesses helping students in Bath to learn lessons of work

The examination season is barely over and here we are starting another school and college year, with the Universities close behind. It’s the beginning of an important period, especially for those who...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 05.09.19
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Everything you need to know about tax-deductible training expenses

There are lots of rules around what you can and can’t claim for tax deductible expenses . When it comes to training, seminars and CPD, there are one or two grey areas over what you can claim tax...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 20.08.19
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Gender-based violence - it’s your business

You may have heard the shocking statistics: 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime and 1 in 6 men will experience the same. Bringing it closer to home 1 in 5 women will...
Charlotte Gage
Charlotte Gage
Bristol Zero Tolerance
Posted on: 14.08.19
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National Living Wage Vs Real Living Wage – what’s the difference?

The ‘Living Wage’ can be a source of confusion for businesses. What started life as a campaign to increase living standards for Britain’s lowest paid workers is now a legal obligation for employers...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 26.07.19
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Financial support for apprenticeships: Ian Mean interviews The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP

Further education colleges in the South West are up in arms over what they see as a stifling of financial support from the government. They claim this has led to many of them being unable to support...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.07.19
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Business West training programme opening up career pathways in international trade to students

Business West’s award winning International Trade Centre is responsible for assisting over £700m worth of UK exports annually. With unparalleled expertise and a track record of facilitating and...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 19.06.19
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6 HR trends that are on the rise

The rate of change in human resources is rapidly accelerating. HR departments are continuously experimenting and implementing new HR techniques and strategies for recruitment, training, and...
Jasika Adams
Jasika Adams
Posted on: 19.06.19
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How to grow your employee engagement using interactive technology

Improving employee engagement levels is essential for any organisation. Lack of engagement kills productivity, increases labour turnover and has a negative effect on every aspect of office life...
Natalie Harris-Briggs
Natalie Harris-Briggs
Avocor
Posted on: 17.06.19
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