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Mental Health Awareness: The Importance of Kindness | Mind

Guest contributor Stewart Lucas from Mind speaks on mental health throughout the pandemic, and what people can do to look out for each other. It is fantastic having a high-profile Mental Health Awareness Week, but like a dog being for life and not just for Christmas, we should actually be aware of our and other people's mental health all the time and not just a few days in May. Mental health is still seen largely as someone else’s problem, and that is because we subconsciously stick the word illness after those two words. 

The Future of Flexible Work in the Office: Transitioning to a Hybrid Model | GM Chamber of Commerce

Guest contributor Clive Memmott, Chief Executive at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, speaks on the future of flexible working for office workers. A year ago, many of the perceived efficiency savings that organisations thought would result from remote working were in reality cost-saving opportunities. 12 months on, companies are struggling to manage a dispersed workforce and achieve these efficiencies. 


Responsible Business: Developing Ethical Approaches | Supporters Network Webinar

Many of Greater Manchester’s good employers live and breathe their corporate values. They set out a caring and responsible attitude to their employees and supply chains. Many go further, acknowledging their wider responsibility to the communities around them and the environment – understanding the bottom line of people, planet, and profit. Our last Supporters Network Event explored how organisations can develop their broader corporate responsibilities.

Untapped Pools Of Talent: The Disability Employment Gap | Unlimited Potential

Guest contributor Chris Dabbs, Chief Executive at Unlimited Potential, speaks on the disability gap in employment - and the benefits of becoming a more inclusive organisation. As an employer, what would you think to having more staff with focus, different thinking and diligence? If you are interested, please read on… Many employers yearn to find talented people who are productive, committed and loyal. Yet, there are parts of the population that remain little known or untapped by many organisations.

The Psychological Impact of Covid-19 | School for CEOs

Guest contributors Gemma and David Sole, Partners at School for CEOs, speak on their recent research into the impact of Covid-19 on business leaders. In April 2020, at the beginning of lockdown, School for CEOs invited our Faculty of over 100 CEOs and Non-Executive leaders to share their insights on leadership through a crisis. Above all, the prevailing piece of advice was the one thing that leaders forget in the melee – to look after themselves. 

Employment Law: Recent Changes to UK Employment Legislation | Supporters Network Webinar

Employment Law can be a complex area of legislation. This event was tailored to help explore all the latest changes in UK employment law, and discuss what is on the horizon. Our expert panel consisted of Karen Lester, Trainer and Individual Conciliator at Acas and Lee Jefcott, Partner and Employment Lawyer at Brabners. 

The Workplace: To Test or Not to Test? | Rowlinson Knitwear

Guest contributor Donald Moore, Chair at Rowlinson Knitwear, discusses a recent decision to introduce lateral flow testing in the workplace. We were lucky to have the chance to establish lateral flow testing in our workplace, and are very grateful to Stockport Council for providing this for us. In fact, we are the first manufacturing organisation to do this in Stockport with the help of the council.

Moving Good Work Forward in the Covid Era | Supporters Network Webinar

Guest contributor Gail Irvine, Senior Policy and Development Officer at Carnegie UK Trust, discusses Carnegie's findings relevant to our latest Webinar. The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted lives and livelihoods. Millions of workplaces have been shut down and workers furloughed, and business models and ways of working have been disrupted on a near-universal scale.

B Corp: For People, Profit and Planet | Pentameter

Guest contributor Annalise Lewis, Chair of GM B Local and Co-Founder of Pentameter, speaks on B Corp certifications. 2020 was relentless, ferocious and polarising, and strangely - came with the emergence of real opportunity for hope. This hope does not see a future empty of crisis but a deep and meaningful opportunity that includes compassion, community and renewal.