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How to job hunt in a time of turmoil

If you are one of the growing number of people that have been made redundant due to the ongoing pandemic, you’d be forgiven for wondering whether it’s even possible to find a new job at the current time. However, while certain sectors are undeniably struggling, not all are, and there are opportunities out there. Looking Read more about How to job hunt in a time of turmoil[…]

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Furlough envy – Is the grass always greener?

Until March 2019 the word furlough was an obscure, originally military term about being given a leave of absence.  Now it’s joined the likes of lockdown, social distancing and the R number to, unfortunately, become part of our everyday corona vocabulary. At its peak in May 2020 nearly 9million people were furloughed, this had dropped Read more about Furlough envy – Is the grass always greener?[…]

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What if corona had happened in the 1980s?

When logging into Google Classroom this morning, downloading my children’s schoolwork and watching them chat with their teacher and classmates, it made me think. While this is certainly challenging now, how different would it have been if COVID-19 had struck whilst I was at primary school in the mid-80s? Work Work-wise everything would have come Read more about What if corona had happened in the 1980s?[…]

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Importance of communication within a remote team.

Working remotely, not to state the obvious, is very different from working in an office.  While most leaders know how to handle the office working environment and what is needed to keep staff happy, how to aid collaboration and to ensure engagement and motivation levels remain high.  The rapid move to home working has left Read more about Importance of communication within a remote team.[…]

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2020: The year of remote working success

Continuing our series of articles highlighting the positives we’ve taken from the past year our Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Duncan Hamilton, shares his award-winning highlight of 2020. 2020 has been a strange year and one I do not want to repeat any time soon. But like the rest of the team here at Chiumento, Read more about 2020: The year of remote working success[…]

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Will we all be working from home after the pandemic?

It’s the million-dollar question…  Will the year (if not more) of enforced home working have permanently changed the way we work, or will everything go back to how it was? There have been many stats floating around about the impact the pandemic has had on how we work, whether we’re more productive, happier, lonelier, want Read more about Will we all be working from home after the pandemic?[…]