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​Preparing your business and workforce for a recession

After the tense lockdown period in 2020, many businesses are still experiencing challenges which, now coupled with rising inflation and the threat of a recession, can be incredibly overwhelming. So...

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How to find your ideal job

​Looking for a new job can be time-consuming, difficult, tedious, and very frustrating which is why it's useful to seek help from an agency! No matter what stage you are at in your career, having d...

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Student tips for summer work

Student tips for summer work This summer, why not get ahead of the crowd and land a summer job before the rush? If you'll be home from university this summer and want to gain some extra experien...

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Are employee benefits the answer to the Great Resignation?

​The Great Resignation is a phenomenon that has been widely featured in the news cycle for the last year. It has been reported that over a million workers left the workforce after the pandemic and...

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How to beat burnout at work

​As of 2022, almost half (46%) of workers are close to burnout, according to research conducted by Westfield Health. This is a huge number and highlights the need for us all to be mindful of our wa...

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Planning your summer holiday cover

​Typically, most employees will want to take their annual leave over summer and Christmas and it could leave your business understaffed with little cover.  It’s a great idea to plan your holiday co...

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Creating a Covid Contingency Plan

​As we are all aware, the pandemic has tested many businesses ability to react and support their staff. Even today when we are living without any restrictions in the UK, most businesses are havi...

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6 stress busting tips - how to manage stress in the workplace

​Feeling some tension and stress at work is normal, particularly when you have a looming deadline, tricky project or are juggling many priorities. But it is important to understand when work stre...

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The importance of collaboration

​Collaboration is a key value at Thrive and when it is successful in the workplace everyone benefits, the employees and the employer. “At Thrive, we build effective relationships with our colleag...

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Jobs For Night Owls - The 5 best things about working night shifts

​Are you a night owl? Working night shifts can be very rewarding and a great option for some candidates. Read on for our edit of the 5 best things about working through the night. ​1.    It pays!...

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Tempted by Temping?

​The opportunities which become available to Thrive Group candidates are many and varied. To begin with, they will often be in the form of temporary work. The reasons for this are largely due to th...

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The Perks of Picking

​Order picking has become one of the most important roles in the e-commerce chain. While operations across the board have seen ever increasing automation, the selection (“picking”) and packing of c...

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Is it time to refresh your workplace practices?

​January is so often a time for renewal. A chance to have a fresh start and review any bad habits that you might have got into. Now is a great moment for you and your workers to take a good look at...

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How to create a strong workforce strategy for the festive period

​‘Tis the season to be busy! The festive period is always a pinch point for recruitment especially in the retail industry, now also accounting for Black Friday (26th November) and pushing throug...

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Furlough Phase-out

​The Job Retention Scheme, which saw the government pay certain employees wages through the worst of the pandemic, is being unwound. Under the scheme, commonly referred to as the furlough scheme, e...

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Building Backstops Better

​​The events of the last few weeks have helped drive home that when it comes to the immense challenges faced by employers across the UK over the past year: we are not out of the woods yet.Following...

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Catalent Case Study

​​We recently caught up with Graham Prictor, Operations Manager at Catalent, a large pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) with a facility in Swindon, Wiltshire....

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Planning for a flexidemic future

​With the lockdown restrictions due to lift further, is your site still COVID-secure? Are you keeping on top of the latest rules and advice to continue to protect your workers? What processes are y...

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Smart recruitment plan step 1

​At Thrive Group we help clients plan, recruit and manage workforce requirements to secure quality people and maximise business performance; the smart approach to workforce management.With Brexit a...

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Smart recruitment plan step 2

​​If you read our previous post, you’ve identified that you will need more workers, but how are you going to recruit them safely? There are several ways to help manage numbers in a covid-secure way...

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