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    The 101 on efficient warehouse management

    Warehouse efficiency has long been relied upon for successfully servicing many industry sectors, but the recent boom of e-commerce has brought it even more into focus. A high level of organisation and quality communication is required to effectively manage a warehouse and consistently (and successfully) fulfil the end consumer’s needs. None of this is possible without efficient warehouse management.

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    How can ISO 9001 help sole traders?

    ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised Standard for quality, but this doesn’t mean that it is only designed for large companies. Read on to find out how micro businesses and sole traders can also benefit from its processes.

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    How to Manage Remote Teams Effectively

    As lockdowns and other huge restrictions remain in place, the matter of managing remote work remains acutely relevant. Several issues therefore need close consideration: human interaction, tools to facilitate the workflow, and work efficiency tracking/measurement.

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    The cost of cyber insecurity

    Cyber crime is becoming ever more lucrative to criminals as more and more businesses implement more digital solutions. With the number of attacks growing, more businesses are suffering the financial cost.

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    Report highlights mental health concerns during pandemic

    Research carried out among workers across the globe reveals that employers need to recognise the mental health vulnerabilities of their staff in the wake of the changes brought about by COVID-19.

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    5 things businesses need to do to survive the next pandemic

    There’s light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, but what can businesses do to make sure they’re on the front foot if another pandemic takes the world by storm?

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    How could ISO 9001 help to improve my business?

    Although all businesses try their best to avoid errors and issues that impact their business, it's common knowledge that this is notoriously hard to achieve. So how can a ISO 9001 compliant Management System help? Here's our 10 ten.

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    Learning the risk: why risk assessments are key to your business

    Risk assessments are key to keeping your workforce safe. But the changes brought by COVID-19 revealed that not all businesses are necessarily being proactive when it comes to assessing risk.

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    How well did businesses adapt to the pandemic?

    What did businesses do when the pandemic spread in 2020? How well did they cope, and how did staff deal with the changes? To find out, we went and asked them.

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    How do sole traders carry out a management review?

    Management reviews are an essential part of ISO maintenance – but how do you carry them out if you are the only one in your business? Read on to find out.

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    How can construction companies help in the Race to Zero?

    The Race to Zero is on, and every industry needs to do its bit to cut our carbon emissions. But what can construction companies do to shrink their footprint, and how can ISO 14001 help?

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    Back to Work Report

    To find out how business adapted to the first national lockdown and how they recovered afterwards, we’ve created an in-depth report based on the results of our survey of SMEs.

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    5 long-term impacts of COVID-19 on businesses

    The COVID-19 global pandemic hit businesses hard, but what long-term changes has the spread of the virus caused? From rapid digital evolution to continuity planning, here are some of the key long-term effects.

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    Get ready for Brexit with a data protection checklist

    From 1 January we will no longer be a member of the EU, and this means that there will be changes when it comes to the way we handle personal data. To help you make sure you’re ready, take a look at our Brexit checklist.

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    Did business continuity plans help businesses during lockdown?

    When the first national lockdown was announced, businesses across the country had to adapt quickly. But were those with business continuity plans better able to deal with the challenge? We went to find out.

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    Wrap it up: how to keep outdoor workers safe in winter

    As the leaves fall and the mercury drops, many of us head inside to hibernate. But outdoor workers need to go outside in all weathers, which opens them up to cold-related illnesses and injuries. So, what can you do to keep workers warm and safe this winter?

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    Master the 8D method of problem-solving

    A one-off non-conformity is common in any business, but if left to multiply, they can cause significant damage. Finding the root cause is key, and there are plenty of methods you can use. One of the most popular, particularly among larger companies, is the 8D method.

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    Cyber security after COVID-19: what should businesses do next?

    COVID-19 is still far from being banished to the back of our minds, but with the dust settling on many hastily put-together remote working solutions, what should businesses do next to shore up their information security?

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