• Thinking of cutting pay for remote staff? – Be ready for a legal battle!

    Employers could face serious legal battles if they decide to cut pay for remote or hybrid staff, experts have warned. The CIPD released figures this week which showed that as many as one in ten respondents plan to reduce pay and/or benefits for staff who work from home, while four percent said their firm had already done […]

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    Mens Mental Health Week – Time to get your #MANMOT

    Between the 13th-19th June, the world acknowledges Men’s Health Week 2022. This annual event is organised by the Men’s Health Forum and aims to raise awareness of preventable health problems that disproportionately affect men and encourage them to gain the courage to tackle their issues. Over the last two years, Men’s Health Week has been […]

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    6 astute tips to avoid loneliness at work

    Feeling lonely at work? Key tips how you can prevent loneliness at work. In line with the theme for this year’s Mental Health Week, we wanted to explore some key tips to show how businesses, employers and HR professionals can help to avoid loneliness in the office. Loneliness can be crushing and can severely dent […]

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    Lets help eradicate loneliness this May for Mental Health Awareness Week!

    MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2022 Mental Health Awareness Week is a yearly event, this year running from the 9th to 15th May focussing on improving positive mental health for everyone. It is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. For 2022, the theme is all around exploring the impacts of loneliness and how we can tackle this. The Mental […]

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    Congratulations to Sarah Stevenson winning Transformational Leader of the Year!

    All of us were thrilled to watch Sarah go up on stage with all the other winners at TheBusinessDesk.com’s East Midland’s Leadership awards! Sarah has tirelessly led her team from start up through the most difficult of times. Through every crisis, she has managed to lead from the front through grit, determination and inspiration. Sarah […]

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    One of our MD’s is a finalist for The Business Desk.com’s Leadership Awards!

    Here at Astute, we love to celebrate success, so tonight we are keeping our fingers crossed for one of our founders, and MD, Sarah Stevenson who is one of the finalists at The Business Desk.com’s prestigious East Midlands Leadership Awards. After a couple of difficult years, it is brilliant for us to have most of […]

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    5 top tips to achieve resilience personally and professionally.

    “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” –Maya Angelou What a great definition of resilience! Whatever stage of life and career, there’s no denying that strength of mind and spirit are powerful keys to succeed and overcome life’s hurdles. From job interviews, applying for promotions, […]

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    Today on International Women’s Day 2022, we celebrate the women in our lives

    International Women’s Day is a global, annual opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements and rally together for women’s equality. Marked annually on March 8th, […]

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    Keep calm and eat pancakes! How to make the perfect pancake every time!

    We’ve done a fun straw poll in the office to see how people like their pancakes. Sarah Stevenson – ‘Lemon and sugar all the way!’ Mary Maguire – ‘Thin with a generous drizzle of honey’ Sarah-Louise – ‘Lemon and sugar for me!’ Tom Norton – ‘Smothered in maple syrup and bacon’ Prize for weirdest preference […]

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    How great leadership can inspire amazing results!

    “Cometh the hour, cometh the man”. Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s president has shown that someone with limited experience as a leader, can rise to horrendous challenges with immense dignity, bravery, intelligence, and honesty. Infact, the horrific invasion of Ukraine has flagged a tale of two massively contrasting leadership styles, a David versus Goliath – not […]

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