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5 Tips On Winter Wellbeing

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  1. One of the best ways to keep stubborn colds away from your head and chest, is to have a daily amount of vitamin C. Oranges have a high volume of the beneficial vitamin, eat lots of rich vitamin fruits and also try to hit that 5 a day. Eating fruits like bananas are an excellent way to release energy slowly throughout the day meaning you will be more productive and less sluggish. Why not make a fruit salad the night before for your 11 O’clock snack the next day?
  2. It is important that your workplace has good ventilation during the winter, but that’s not a suggestion to keep the windows wide open and freeze. Opening them for 5 minutes a few times a day can refresh the air in the room. Ventilation keeps germs from harbouring in the same place for too long. Try opening office doors when meetings aren’t taking place too!
  3. Employees should use antibacterial gel regularly to keep nasty germs at bay. The importance of personal hygiene should be emphasised at this time of the year, re- print those faded hand wash signs in the staff toilet…
  4. At Mercury, we keep a box of cold and flu sachets and tablets at the ready for employees who may begin to feel under the weather. Try and catch it quickly to avoid taking days off work.
  5. Temperatures have to be regulated at work to ensure good employee wellbeing and good health. Although this can be difficult in the winter, if your office tends to be cold invest in some mini electric heaters, but don’t forget to turn them off at the end of the day!

References – Should or Shouldn’t I?

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References – Should or Shouldn’t I?

So you’ve been asked to provide a reference for an ex or even current employee.  When you receive the reference request, you sigh and your emotions about the person get the better of your imagination, before you compose your thoughts, reality kicks in.

You want to put pen to paper in the reference and tell the story, explain how incompetent or troublesome they are/were, however, something in the back of your mind stops you and instead you think to yourself about not providing a reference, but then again, your uncertain as to whether or not the law requires you to provide a reference.

All of this “Should or Shouldn’t I?” thinking about this reference has probably taken up 5 to 20 or even 30 minutes of your invaluable time already, and that’s without finding the facts and completing the reference…  not forsaking distracted you from your business.

Many businesses using our services, use our Advisors to deal with such reference requests. Not only does it remove the emotion, hassle and wasted time, it also ensures you don’t need to worry about being compliant.  Your Duty of Care is protected by our business and if we need to tell the facts and truth you know it will be done with the best results without risk to your business or you personally being sued for defamation, discrimination, victimization, malicious falsehood or negligence.

MercuryHR, Hampshire HR Consultants, can help you by providing all references on behalf of your company. Should you need help don’t hesitate to get in touch.

References: Can I or shouldn’t I?

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So you’ve been asked to provide a reference for an ex or even current employee. When you receive the request, you sigh and your emotions about the person get the better of your imagination, before you compose your thoughts, reality kicks in.

You want to put pen to paper and tell the story, explain how incompetent or troublesome they are/were, however, something in the back of your mind stops you and instead you think to yourself about not providing a reference, but then again, your uncertain as to whether or not the law requires you to provide a reference.

All of this thinking about this reference has probably taken up 5 to 20 or even 30 minutes of your invaluable time already, and that’s without finding the facts and completing the reference… not forsaking distracted you from your business.

Many businesses using our services, use our Advisors to deal with such requests. Not only does it remove the emotion, hassle and wasted time, it also ensures you don’t need to worry about being compliant. Your Duty of Care is protected by our business and if we need to tell the facts and truth you know it will be done with the best results without risk to your business or you personally being sued for defamation, discrimination, victimization, malicious falsehood or negligence.