PEOPLE, HIRING
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Nothing is more important in 2021 than looking after people - ourselves, our employees, our customers and our suppliers. More than ever, we also need to think about peoples' home lives, families and mental health. In the People, Hiring & Wellness section of the Reading UK Bounceback Toolkit, we will share more information on the government's Kickstart scheme, on how to lead a team in these extraordinary times, and on some of the ideas that other Reading businesses have implemented to help their teams thrive this year.

These range from virtual water cooler events and support groups for homeschoolers, through to accessing grants to improve ventilation and wellbeing as some businesses consider returning to the office post-lockdown.

People, Hiring & Wellness Toolkit

Kickstart Scheme
Hiring guide & applications, New Directions
Wellbeing Events
Green Park virtual wellness events, from beekeeping to French & Pilates, open to all Reading businesses
Top Tips
Ten top tips to make hiring the right people quicker and easier in 2021, Reading Borough Council
Webinar Recording
How employers can improve your workspace in eco-friendly ways, in light of COVID-19, Low Carbon Workspaces
Hints and top tips
Motivate your team to bounce back - quick but impactful ideas from Reading business 3GHR
Advice
Useful tips to support employee wellbeing, from the Thames Valley Growth Hub
Video
Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce on the role of compassionate leaders in mental wellbeing
Redundancy Guide
Guidance for employees made redundant in Reading, Reading UK
Support
Mental Health support and wellbeing for employees, from Compass Recovery College
Ethical Recruitment Charter
Making Reading a better place to work, Ethical Reading
Advice
Supporting female candidates, advice from local charity, Smart Works Reading
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Employee wellbeing

KIM COHEN, BARTON WILLMORE

Employee wellbeing will be more vital than ever in 2021. We spoke with Kim Cohen, Partner at Barton Willmore,  about why health and wellness are top of the agenda for her this year. Kim shares her thoughts on how her firm has adapted to COVID-19,  as well as offering tips and ideas to help other Reading businesses bounce back.

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