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How to create and maintain a healthy workplace

Aug 11, 2022 4:56:13 PM / by Marielle Jackson posted in Product, Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Health, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace

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Health has different interpretations for us all. For some, what springs to mind first is physical health, perhaps the more traditional sense of the word. But more recently, advocation for mental health and well-being has been a key focus for many businesses, and a topic spoken about widely in the media and beyond.

As an employer, it's important to create and maintain a workplace that encourages positive physical and mental health habits. A work environment that promotes health is essential within business, and will likely result in happier employees, lower absence rates, and better all-round well-being.
To help with both of these, we’ve put together five easy tips to help you make positive, and effective, changes.

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New Brand Alert - Welcome Circular Computing!

Aug 9, 2022 1:31:47 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace

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We are pleased to announce we are working with Circular ComputingTM

A new technology brand that believes I.T. shouldn’t cost the earth by focusing on creating a more ethical, sustainable, and socially responsible way to buy enterprise grade I.T. They produce leading brand remanufactured laptops. Their BSI Kitemark™ certified process remanufactures laptops to ‘equal or better than new’ with up to 40% cost savings compared to the latest models and an RMA of less than 3%.

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A single day working from home per week could save workers up to £300 a year

Aug 4, 2022 10:45:31 AM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace

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A single day of home working each week could save the average person £5.73 per day, between £22.92 and £28.65 each month, or a whopping £297.96 per year, when factoring in average commuting costs, a morning coffee, and lunch. But many organisations still haven’t had the chance to fully optimise a hybrid working model.

The data, which is listed below, shows the potential for hybrid working to take some of the sting out of the cost-of-living crisis. As businesses in every sector struggle to fill positions, hybrid working has become a HR must-have.

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Solving Meeting Fatigue with High Quality Video

Aug 1, 2022 9:30:00 AM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace

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Video fatigue is occurring more and more frequently in remote working. 

In March 2020, when we were sent to work from home, large amounts of employees experienced increased video fatigue. Many realised that collaborating on video was not the same as it was in the office.  

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Harrods achieves total paper towel sustainability at no extra cost

Jul 28, 2022 6:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Product, Return to the Workplace, Green Choice, Sustainable products, Green Products

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Harrods, the world-famous luxury department store, has solved one of its biggest headaches by diverting tonnes of its used paper hand towels from general waste.

Having already reduced Harrods' waste by replacing its paper hand towel product with a more absorbent alternative, Banner identified Kimberly-Clark Professional’s RightCycle service as a circular solution for paper towel sustainability.

The service seamlessly recycles all existing hand towel waste. The used paper towels are regularly collected, compressed and processed into new paper products. Critically, Banner was able to set up this service at no additional cost to Harrods while retaining the premium nature of what they offer.

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Make smart work of hot weather in 2022

Jul 25, 2022 1:35:08 PM / by Banner posted in Seasonal, Product, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace

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The sun is shining, the air is warm... are you finding it harder to focus on work?

It's a familiar story for many of us when temperatures start to rise, and one that can take its toll on workplace efficiency.

Studies have found that productivity drops during warm weather by around 20%, with projects taking 13% longer to complete and employees becoming 45% more distracted.

We've put together 6 smarter working practices to help you work better throughout summer. 

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Hybrid workplace toolkit – tips for how to succeed in the new norm

Mar 15, 2022 12:26:44 PM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Return to the Workplace, Work from Anywhere

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With many workplaces now adopting the hybrid model of working, it is key to ensure that employees are provided with equipment that best suits their environment.

Features that allow workspace satisfaction in changing environments or settings, such as size or ease of use, have become increasingly important. Equally, we see an even bigger need for technology which allows you to stay productive wherever you are.

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Work smart wherever your workspace

Jan 13, 2022 3:27:13 PM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Return to the Workplace, Work from Anywhere

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In the new norm of hybrid working, it has become even more important than ever to ensure that we are productive wherever we are working.

It is particularly important to ensure that all your needs are covered by products that enable you to work smarter, regardless of where your workspace is on any given day. In a situation where many employees are splitting time between locations, it is vital that equipment offers features which allow transitioning between office and home to become easier.

At Banner, we are proud to work with Lenovo to offer a range of solutions that allow you to work smarter. We take a look below at some options to make sure all your workplace needs are covered.

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A Simple Guide To Face Coverings

Nov 29, 2021 2:26:33 PM / by Banner posted in Return to the Workplace

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The UK Government has announced new rules for wearing a face covering in England. 

Ensuring staff, customers and visitors comply with these regulations will be a focus for many companies and organisations in the UK.  But it can be confusing as to what to order for your workplace. 

Here's a simple guide to the different types of face coverings. 

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Ensure you have your hybrid working equipment covered

Oct 13, 2021 2:55:10 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace

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In September 2021, London saw its busiest morning rush-hour since the first national lockdown of March 2020, and we continue to see a marked return to the workplace.  

On Monday 6th September a total of 831,000 passengers used the London Underground between the hours of 7am and 10am alone. This story was mirrored on the buses, with passenger numbers up 40% on the previous week, according to Transport for London. 

Although high in comparison to previous weeks and months, these figures actually represent around half of pre-pandemic figures, which paints an interesting picture on how the working population’s weekly schedule will look going forward. Last month, an average of more than 1.8 million journeys were made on the Tube every weekday - compared to 3.9m in July 2019, so it is clear that patterns have changed, perhaps permanently. With more of us using public transport to get to the office, time management is one of the key areas in making a smooth journey to work; However it’s not the only factor to take into account when switching to a Hybrid Working Solution, or making a full return to the office. 

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