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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


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


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


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


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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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


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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5 Top Tips on how to adapt to a Hybrid Working Solution

Nov 18, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Banner posted in Education, Working Smarter, Technology, Working from Home


Hybrid working has been around for a while, but with the UK continuing to emerge from national lockdown, more and more businesses are making the switch to a more flexible style of working.

Finding the right hybrid working model for your business is going to be crucial going forward to deliver both value to employers and employees, however this doesn't come without its own set of challenges. Ensuring you have the right kind of products will be vital to assist you with your change from a home-based working style to one which incorporates office working too.

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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


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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Keep your data safe wherever you are working with Verbatim

Sep 28, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Product, Technology, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace


Data security and encryption are even more important than ever within the workplace

In today’s society, data attacks on mobile devices and against networks and business databases are on the increase. Alongside this, the emergence of a working week often split between office and home further strengthens the need for caution when it comes to UK-GDPR rules and regulations. With the risk of huge fines and punishments in the case of a data breach, it is vital for businesses to ensure that their critical and sensitive information is properly protected. 

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Clean the air we share with Fellowes AeraMax

Sep 14, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Collaboration, Health, Partnerships, Technology, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace


Global healthcare experts and virologists agree - airborne, aerosol transmission of viruses poses a significant threat.

A person can become infected through direct contact with a person or object carrying the virus or by air. 

Part of the answer is that, whilst we are programmed to clean surfaces and wash our hands, we tend to overlook something that’s more influential in causing illness: the air we breathe!  

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Realities Of Post-Covid-19 Working Life Revealed

Mar 17, 2021 2:59:29 PM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Technology, Working from Home


The seismic shift in working life is reflected in our Post-COVID-19 Workplace Market Report, launched today.

As the UK’s largest workplace supplies and services company, we have analysed our vast reams of sales data from 2020 to identify changing patterns in UK organisations' workplace behaviour.

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