Hybrid Working: The Big Considerations for SMB’s

For the food & beverage and manufacturing industries, the COVID-19 pandemic created widespread challenges —everything from a surge in demand for food and beverage products, the manufacture and supply of packaging, raw materials and ingredients to staffing, distribution and logistics.

Rampant illness resulted in a reduction in workforces for many consumer goods organisations compounded the issues, forcing them to temporarily rely on untrained, unskilled workers or hire temporary help. Of course, this impacts efficiency, quality and potentially, food safety through mistakes in manufacturing or a potential lack of proper process controls, leading to higher risks, especially for food processing or manufacturing.

While close contact in food manufacturing environments is inevitable, social distancing is especially difficult on production lines where workers are typically within inches of each other. Measures like slowed production lines and socially distanced workers, whilst a feasible solution is difficult to maintain when high consumer demand pressures production
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Dream of Being a Trucker? 4 Steps to Take to Complete Your Training

Trucking training is no joke. It takes preparation and hard work, but it is attainable if you meet the correct qualifications. Anyone over 18 years of age can get a CDL, which stands for commercial driver’s license. This license symbolizes the completion of your trucker training. However, if you are between the ages of 18 and 21, additional requirements and restrictions will apply. Naturally, you will need to have your regular driver’s license before applying for your CDL. As long as you meet these basic requirements, you can get your CDL in four simple steps.

Earn Your GED or Diploma and Pass All Medical Exams

While it is not strictly mandatory to have a high school diploma or pass your GED, most trucking companies do expect it. After that, you should make sure you pass all the physical and medical checks required to drive in the first place. There is Read more

How Empowering Young Women Can Solve the STEM Shortage

The UK is experiencing a shortage of workers within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) sectors. So much so, according to the UK Commission for Employment & Skills, companies are struggling to employ professionals for 43 per cent of these vacancies.  

In 2021, women accounted for only 10 per cent of the workforce. Therefore, in order to solve the shortage, professional and governmental bodies can work towards equalising the gender gap within STEM.

Here, we will explore how empowering young women from an early age and developing opportunities within the workplace can inspire the next generation of STEM workers.

Improving access for girls within the education system

To solve the shortage of workers within STEM, educational bodies can encourage girls to take part in these subjects as children. Throughout history, STEM subjects have been considered stereotypically masculine, and this has amounted to girls disassociating themselves from these subjects.

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How Software Adds Stability to Insurance Providers

In today’s insurance industry, it is vital for your company to be able to provide customers with a service that is not only convenient and fast but also dependable and reliable. To accomplish this, you will need to rely on various types of software that make billing, workflow automation, and customer service easier. If you don’t and customers begin to perceive your business to be one that they cannot rely on and trust, they will take their business to your competitors. To understand how software can make your business more stable, here are a few important ways it does that and much more. 

Document Management

Since your company will have a tremendous amount of information about each of your customers, using document management software will bring a level of stability to your business. While you can use standalone software for this, you will likely have a CRM in place that Read more

Don’t let your commute ruin your suit

In 2016, the Office for National Statistics revealed that 3.7 million workers travelled for two hours or more every weekday as part of their commute. This may involve walking, driving, cycling, taking public transport, or a combination of a few. On top of this, many men choose to wear a formal suit to the office to look smart — not ideal attire for a lengthy travel time! Read on as we look at some smart solutions to avoid damage to your tailoring.

A suit made for the commute

The suit that you wear to work shouldn’t be the same one that you wear to a wedding. Look out for the signs of a suit that are suitable for your commute:

  • Added elastane — this increases the flexibility of the suit and allows it to ‘bounce’ back to its shape after repeated wear and folding.
  • Elastic waistband — an elastic waistband
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