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Business printing solutions perfect for the home office

Jun 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Technology, Brother, Working from Home

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Brother are committed to helping customers and their businesses work as effectively as they can whilst working from home.

To help ensure this Brother have created a home printing solution containing four printers to help customers ensure they have the most reliable printers possible in their home offices. The printers the make up this solution range from a single function mono laser to an A3 all-in-one inkjet.

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Sustainable cleaning solutions remain high on the agenda

May 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, CSR, Working Smarter, Our Environment

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Sustainable cleaning solutions and protecting the natural environment remain high on the agenda for Banner, a supplier on several public sector cleaning and janitorial frameworks. 

Discussions about how to better protect the natural environment have moved higher up the public agenda in recent years, but this issue has long been on Banner’s radar.

As one of the largest distributors of workplace products, with over 350 fleet vehicles making over 18,000 deliveries per day, Banner has a responsibility to operate responsibly.

One element of operating responsibly is a commitment from Banner to continually review their highly complex supply chain, which is the most significant part of their environmental footprint and social impact.

This commitment has led to the introduction of many environmentally and ethically sourced products in recent years. In fact, Banner currently offers over 3,000 products that are 50% recycled and has introduced many products that help customers to reduce single-use plastics in the workplace.

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Data Protection tips for working from home

Apr 30, 2020 1:30:53 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, GDPR, Working from Home

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The current situation has seen an unprecedented number of employees working from home, including those who have rarely worked remotely before. 

The information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has signalled that it will take the current circumstances into account when considering enforcement action under GDPR.  However, the ICO will still expect employers to take appropriate action to protect information when working from home.

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Are you comfortable in your new working environment?

Apr 24, 2020 1:02:33 PM / by Victoria Whiteley, Digital Marketing Apprentice posted in Product, Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Technology, Working from Home

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In 2019, only 30% of UK citizens were able to work from home*; but in a time when many of us must work from home, it can be harder to get into a new routine. 

When working from home it’s not always in the front of our mind to get up from our desks, to walk around, to stay hydrated or even to get food. We can lose track of time, forget to take regular breaks and become more focused and engrossed in our work and jobs without thinking. 

For some, there are also distractions in our home environment, everything from children to TV shows, our phones and social media channels can all have an impact on productivity, motivation and overall wellbeing. 

So how do you find a happy medium? 

Read our tips on how to ensure your working from home set up, is working for you. 

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Here are our tips and top picks of the best products for a home office

Apr 23, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Working from Home

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For many of us, our initial working from home set up may now need a re-think into a long-term solution.

Even a basic desk and chair may still not be a reality and the effects of working from the floor, sofa or bed are taking their toll.

Don’t let your new workstation hinder you, there are solutions to make most places in your house safe, comfortable, and inviting.  Here are our tips and top picks of the best products to suit many different home office locations.

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Three Issues Every Employer Needs To Tackle In A Switch To Remote Working

Apr 22, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Fellowes posted in Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Working from Home

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Employers may be concerned about the challenges of managing a team of employees working from home. 

Without preparing for a dispersed workforce, there can be risks of lower productivity, reduced security and inadequate health and wellbeing support.

You need the right policies and equipment in place to prevent these problems. When these steps are taken, dispersed working can be a big success.

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Impact of tech on the classroom

Apr 20, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Banner posted in Education, Working Smarter, Technology, Return to the Workplace

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Six ways that EdTech is transforming education

If you work in education, you’re likely to be aware of the huge potential of technology, or EdTech, for students and teachers.

EdTech is the mix of hardware, software and educational theories that can make learning easier and improve outcomes.

And a government EdTech strategy, backed by a £10 million investment, aims to bring more new and helpful tech innovation to schools.

The UK government launched the strategy in 2019. The plan is to encourage tech that reduces teacher workload, boosts student outcomes and levels the playing field for students with special needs.

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6 top tips to keep your team motivated while working remotely

Apr 2, 2020 1:40:38 PM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Working from Home

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Workplaces have been evolving for some time due to an increase in flexible working requests. While some businesses have found it difficult to accommodate such requests, the current circumstances have left organisations with no choice but to become more flexible with both working patterns and environments.

Many businesses have had to adapt quickly and provide their workforce with the equipment and software necessary to enable remote working. Most companies will now have overcome the initial obstacles, but the next step is to consider how managers can keep their teams motivated and efficient while working remotely, especially those who are used to managing teams in the workplace.

Here are our six top tips to keep your team motivated while working remotely:

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A quick guide to professional print

Mar 26, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Print, print management

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When it comes to printing it can be very confusing with lots of jargon and options to choose from.

Here’s our quick guide to help you understand the different types of professional printing and select the most suitable option for your next project.

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4 Ways a Brother Labelling Machine can help your business

Mar 19, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Technology

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Organisation is they key to ensuring things run smoothly, especially in fast paced office environments.

Labelling is a great organisational tool, from helping identify files and folders, creating visitor badges, tracking assets and making light work of large mailouts. Replacing handwritten labels with printed ones adds a certain level professionalism as well as making things easier for everybody. A truly effective labelling solution can improve efficiency, productivity and security letting you get back to focussing on getting the job done.

With over 30 years’ experience, Brother take the lead when it comes to labelling solutions. Here are four ways a labelling solution from Brother can help your business.

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