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​Are you prepared for the new pension regulations?

September 15th brings with it National Pension Awareness Day, an occasion which raises awareness of the importance of preparing and saving for retirement. While people in general need to put the...

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UK Workforce Expects Flexible Working Options To Stay

​Over 90% of MERJE’s recruitment team have experienced candidates saying they are not interested in a role based on the lack of remote working flexibility on offer We asked our 20,500 LinkedIn foll...

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5 Ways to Prevent Burnout

​The pandemic brought with it a surge in workers feeling stressed, anxious and increasingly burned out. This came as people struggled to juggle long, isolated working days and rising workloads, al...

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On Your Bike! Let's Talk Cycle to Work Schemes

Cycle to Work Day, the UK's biggest cycle commuting event, takes place on August 5th. With people returning to the workplace, in some cases for the first time post-COVID, and possibly wanting to a...

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Greenwashing: ​How business leaders can avoid it

Concerns around businesses labelling their own investments as ‘green’, even when they might not have the credentials to back up their claims, has led to experts establishing the Green Technical Adv...

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Hybrid Working: The rise of workplace flexibility

​As the world heals and adjusts to a new normal following peak COVID, the typical working model is also shifting, almost to the point of being in a state of flux.Some people are desperate to return...

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Internal Audit Trends in a Post-COVID World

​Although most organisations are primed to deal with a certain level of change and disruption, the pandemic turned normal business operations upside down almost overnight.On a global scale, busines...

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Plastic Free July: Six ways to create a more environmentally-friendly workplace

​Plastic Free Julyis a global movement, which helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution in order to have cleaner streets, oceans and communities.With an estimated eight ...

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What is company culture and how can you perfect yours?

​We always hear about how important it is to foster a strong and healthy company culture. But what exactly does this mean? What is office culture and how can it be nurtured into a positive ethos wh...

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The Southgate Approach to Effective Leadership

​Leadership is an essential skill required to climb the career ladder in any profession, especially given that 83% of businesses say that it’s important to develop leaders at all levels. There are ...

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Music in the workplace: a productivity booster or a big distraction?

​We all understand the power of music and its ability to bring us together while evoking a vast range of emotions and feelings. That’s why June 21stis devoted to World Music Day.World Music Day enc...

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World Youth Skills Day 2021: Useful information for employers and young people

World Youth Skills Day takes place on June 15 and is an occasion which affords an opportunity for training institutions and businesses to acknowledge the importance of equipping young people with s...

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Pride Month 2021: Creating an inclusive workplace

​June marks Pride Month 2021, during which the influence that LGBTQ+ people have had around the world is celebrated.Our MERJE Together campaign is all about recognising the importance of fostering ...

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Do you offer training & development opportunities? Here's why you should: Learning at Work Week (May 17 to 23)

​Learning at Work Week(May 17 - May 23) promotes a culture of learning and curiosity, with a view to increasing the desire to upskill and take up training opportunities.At MERJE, we believe that of...

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The importance of paying salaries in line with the market

​Without any doubt, the events of the past 12 months and the ongoing pandemic have had a huge impact on the employment market. This has resulted in people reflecting on and re-evaluating their role...

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Maternal Mental Health Matters: Supporting your employees on their post-maternity leave return to work

​It’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week(May 3-9) and this particular campaign is dedicated to talking about mental illness during and after pregnancy.To mark this focus on maternal mental healt...

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MERJE Together: Supporting your employees during Ramadan

​In 2021, Ramadan will begin on April 12 and conclude on May 12. The precise timing of this festival varies each year as the dates depend upon the lunar cycle. In the UK, those observing this Islam...

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Alleviating Your Employees’ Return to Work Concerns

​The theme of this year’s Stress Awareness Month is ‘Regaining Connectivity, Certainty and Control’. This has never been more relevant as working remotely leads to severe cases of burnout and peopl...

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The IR35 Changes: A quick guide to what the new rules mean

​IR35 changes have come into force, resulting in some self-employed workers having their tax status changed as of April 2021.The private sector reform was due to take place in April last year, but ...

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MERJE’s Roadmap to Recruitment Recovery: What your business needs to do next

​We all recognise and understand that the past 12 months haven't been easy for businesses, bringing with them unprecedented challenges and obstacles. However, as new Government Covid-19 guidelines ...