Issue 62, March 2012
Queen's Jubilee & London 2012...
Flexible working and workforce planning
With the Queen's Jubilee and London 2012 fast
approaching it's essential that you plan ahead to reduce the
effect on your business and ultimately the bottom line.
Business continuity is key, so what can you do to ready your
The key objective is to
have a plan in place to minimise loss...
A staffing contingency plan should be in place to cover
staff non availability, as such it's essential to consider the
- Feasibility of home
- Temporarily altering
- Direct recruitment of staff on
short fixed term contracts,
- Use of agency staff
for all levels of positions, ranging from basic support
staff to interim management cover, whilst an additional
expense at the outset, agency staff are priceless in terms
of business continuity. (Agency staff can provide skills
you may not ordinarily have within your organisation and
may provide the opportunity to implement a new project)
Thinking through the risks and the
changes you need to make to your operations is
relevant to the Queen's Juville and London 2012, but
also a number of other business critical events,
remember business readiness is business critical.
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Share your opinion...
And raise funds for charity
We are calling on all organisations based in our local
geographical area to get involved by sharing their thoughts on
operating expectations over the next 12 months in our latest
market intelligence report -
"2012 Business Outlook
Survey", and raise
funds for charity in the process.
By sharing the information, organisations can get a better
measure of the local economy. The results will give an invaluable snapshot of local business outlook,
an excellent tool for future workforce planning and will be made available to all organisations taking part in
easy, quick and confidential online survey.
To say “thank you” for participating, for completed submissions received by the 31st March 2012, a charitable donation will be made to either Help for Heroes, Alzheimer's Support, the NSPCC or Bath Cats & Dog Home – a choice given to those completing the survey.
“2012 Business Outlook Survey”,
only takes a few minutes to complete, and we look forward to
your contribution and your choice for a charitable donation.
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