Blog and News2020-05-30T16:37:26+01:00


Urgent Appeal – Community Laptop Donation

Do you have any used/new laptops you could donate to our urgent appeal? We are restarting our campaign to supply laptops to those children most in need during this current lockdown. To date, we have given 40 laptops to underprivileged children who are falling behind with their education, with more being refurbished right now. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far and to [...]

January 16th, 2021|Community Help, Laptop Donations|

Redundancies and Furlough… What’s New? Thursday 26th Nov 2020

The Recruitment Consultancy once again welcomes Mike Cole, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP on Thursday 26th November for a new webinar. Mike provided an update on redundancies and the Furlough scheme for us in September, but at the end of last month, the Government did a U-turn on Furlough coming to an end and kept it available (with some changes) until March 2021. Employers who were looking [...]

November 18th, 2020|Business Advice, Furlough, Government Policy, Redundancy|

Redundancy facts for Employers Thursday 10th Sept 2020

As the furlough scheme is wound down, employers are unfortunately having to consider whether they can afford to continue to employ all of their staff. Join us for a complimentary webinar on the 10th of September  (10:15 - 11:45am) where Michael Cole from Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP will cover the following topics: The basics of redundancy dismissals “Top tips” for getting things right Common problem areas Interaction of [...]

August 28th, 2020|Courses, Covid Help, Employment Law, Furlough, Human Resources, Redundancy|

GET THAT JOB – online course launched

With today’s uncertain economic climate, a growing number of companies are facing the difficult prospect of making redundancies to ensure the longevity of their business. We understand this decision is not taken lightly and we want to support businesses by ensuring employees are given the best possible chance of securing their next jobs, as quickly and effectively as possible. We want to support candidates, because being [...]

July 29th, 2020|Community Help, Courses, Covid Help|

IDBS Laptop Donation – Thank You!

A big thank you to IDBS who have donated 5 laptops to help disadvantaged children access education during the COVID pandemic. This is what Charlotte Hayden from IDBS had to say: “When the email came through from the team at the recruitment consultancy, I couldn’t help but want to get involved in helping those that are less fortunate in this current situation. As a team, IDBS [...]

July 6th, 2020|Community Help, Covid Help, Laptop Donations|

Post COVID-19 ‘Protect & Survive’ – 2nd July 2020

Steve Herbert | Head of Benefits Strategy | Howden Employee Benefits Post COVID-19 ‘Protect & Survive’ – 2nd July 2020 Steve Herbert | Head of Benefits Strategy | PHowden Employee Benefits: Do you need more information as you emerge blinking into the post-lockdown business landscape? Join the Surrey HR Forum and @Steve Herbert - Head of Benefits Strategy @Howden Employee Benefits on Thursday 2nd July at [...]

June 24th, 2020|Business Advice, Covid Help, Employee Benefits|

Furlough Update – Thorny issues as we come out of lockdown

Michael Cole | Partner | Penningtons Manches Coopers LLP Do you need more information on how the Furlough Scheme will be run down or how to deal with issues around redundancies? The Surrey HR Forum and Mike Cole from Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP recently hosted an online event with updates about the “thorny issues” of the Furlough scheme and how it will be run down. [...]

June 17th, 2020|Business Advice, Furlough, Government Policy|

Furlough – The UPDATE – online workshop – Friday 12th June 2020

Michael Cole | Partner | Penningtons Manches Coopers LLP The Chancellor has now announced how the Furlough Scheme will be rundown, and when this will happen. Mike is running an online workshop to take everyone through the timetable and current issues - and then concentrate on the trickier areas: How and who to take off furlough? What about pent up holidays? What do we do if [...]

June 3rd, 2020|Business Advice, Furlough, Government Policy|

Altruistic free online wellbeing course

Katie Buckingham | Director | Altruist EnterprisesThe mental wellbeing of staff is paramount during this time where many are working from home and facing challenges each and every day. Katie Buckingham from Altruist Enterprises has put together a free online course titled ‘The 5 Ways to Wellbeing at Home’ for employees. The course offers practical tips and techniques to maintain positive mental health during these difficult [...]

May 30th, 2020|Community Help, Mental Health & Wellbeing|

Swimming to raise money for laptops

My son Jake (11), has pledged to swim a mile a day in support of this worthy cause to help children less fortunate than himself have access to remote education during these challenging times of COVID-19. When I told him what Sharon Ellis was setting up to help these children he was inspired, and hopes to raise as much as he possibly can - he is [...]

May 25th, 2020|Community Help, Laptop Donations|

Managing Stress & Anxiety – Online Workshop

ONLINE WORKSHOP Date: Thursday 14th May 2020 Time: 12.30 – 1.30pm Speaker: Victoria Brookbank from Victoria Brookbank is a mindfulness instructor and owner of ‘Minds that Work’, in this enlightening session Victoria will help you and your teams manage the additional stress we may be feeling during these unprecedented times. She will cover the following topics:What is stress?Understanding anxiety and [...]

May 14th, 2020|Community Help, Covid Help, Mental Health & Wellbeing|

Community Laptop Donations with Commpoint IT

Can you or your business help support our fundraising initiative for underprivileged children who are falling behind with their school work due to the Coronavirus?Does your company have any spare (new or used) laptops?Many of you will know, that we already work with the Surrey based mental health charity, Oakleaf. In addition to this, we are aiming to raise a minimum of 25 laptops for underprivileged [...]

May 2nd, 2020|Community Help, Covid Help, Laptop Donations|

Financial wellbeing: Surviving & Understanding Debt

ON-LINE EVENT - Financial wellbeing: Surviving & understanding debt Speaker: Steve Herbert, Howden Employee Benefits The human cost of the coronavirus pandemic is all too obvious, but the commercial and financial impact on business, their employees, and dependants is likely to be even more widespread and challenging for the UK population. In this fast-paced presentation Steve will look at personal debt in the UK, and [...]

April 30th, 2020|Business Advice, Covid Help, Debt Advice|
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