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Kindness Matters

By LaunchPadAssociates | May 19, 2020
Kindness Matters

“Kindness Matters” was the theme for 2020 Mental Health Awareness week. So what do we think of when we hear kindness? Considerate?  Courteous?  Generous? Thoughtful?  Empathy?  Sympathy? Supportive? We all have our own definition of kindness, and I think we’d all agree, kindness matters. At Launchpad Associates, we are specialists in organisation behaviour and development,…

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Did You Know There Are Museums Dedicated To Mental Health?

By LaunchPadAssociates | May 18, 2020
Did You Know There Are Mental Health Museums?

This is Mental Health Awareness week 2020, which happens to coincide with International Museums Day today, 18 May 2020.  As a bit of trivia to kick-start Mental Health Awareness week we thought we’d look into whether there was a link.  Guess what!  Did you know there are museums dedicated to mental health?  Well there are!…

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Workplace Bullying Or Coercive Control?

By LaunchPadAssociates | Apr 14, 2020
Workplace Bullying or Coercive Control?

At a time when there is a focus on coercive control and domestic violence, we thought we’d consider links between these behaviours and workplace bullying. Whilst people experiencing domestic violence during lock down maybe longing to get back to work as a place of sanctuary, we’re thinking:   how many people are dreading going back…

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Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19 Lockdown

By LaunchPadAssociates | Apr 9, 2020
Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19 Lockdown

These are difficult times, so how do you protect your mental health during COVID-19 lockdown!  We’ve written a guide for employers and employees to help you to crush the impact of COVID-19 lockdown. We’re managing employees and their employment during a pandemic that has had a huge impact on people’s lives and routine in an…

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Furlough Questions & Answer Document

By LaunchPadAssociates | Mar 30, 2020
Furlough Questions and Answer Document

We’ve produced this Furlough Questions & Answer document to help employers to work through the questions they may have relating to Furlough leave. Furlough Leave is the Governments response to the Coronavirus pandemic – COVID-19 to give a lifeline to British companies that may otherwise need to close.  The Government have encouraged businesses to provide…

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Working From Home Keeping Sane

By LaunchPadAssociates | Mar 26, 2020
Working from Home Keeping Sane

We thought we’d share a short video, Working From Home Keeping Sane, to help people with forced social distancing during COVID-19.     We hope this short session has stimulated some thinking and helps you to be: Productive Healthy Happy and Considerate of one another.   If you’d like to know more about i3 profiling…

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Furlough Your Questions Answered

By LaunchPadAssociates | Mar 23, 2020
Furlough Your Questions Answered

There are lots of myths and legend about Coronavirus (COVID-19).  In an attempt to simplify things we’ve prepared a Question and Answer on Furlough. From 20th March 2020, the Government announced a series of measures to assist businesses and their employees during the current COVID-19 pandemic. At this stage we are limited on detail, but…

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Coronavirus and Homeworking – An Employers Guide

By LaunchPadAssociates | Mar 17, 2020
Coronavirus and Homeworking An Employers Guide

We’re living in unprecedented times.  On the one hand it’s a time for a creative approach, trialling and testing new ways of working in preparation for lock down or self isolation.  On the other hand we have a UK in panic and disarray.  We’ve therefore decided to develop an employers guide to help you during…

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2020 Employment Law Changes

By LaunchPadAssociates | Feb 21, 2020
2020 Employment Law Changes

Are you ready for 2020 Employment Law Changes? Last week we looked at some of the Good Work Plan 2020 Employment Law Changes.  This week is part two and we’re covering: Changes to holiday pay calculations; Amendments to Agency Worker rules; IR35; and Changes to taxation for termination payments above £30,000. Changes to Holiday Pay…

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