Time to take a break

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We know that lots of you have been beavering away since the start of the year, working hard to keep your business going. So surely you deserve a break by now? Taking a break from work will reduce your stress levels, and you’ll be more productive when you return rested and refreshed. The same goes

Is stress costing your business?

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Stress costs small businesses nearly £1,000 a year per employee (Source: Huffington Post). If left unchecked, stress can result in staff absence, and the cost to your business escalates even futher. Clearly this is bad for your workforce’s health and bad for business. But the good news is that tackling stress in your business can

What causes the largest amount of stress in small businesses?

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As it’s Stress Awareness Month we took a look at how stress can affect you both physically and mentally, as well as delving into the types of stress that are common in smaller businesses and how to tackle it head on. Things such as financial difficulties, competition, employee turnover and burnout can all affect your

£288,000 raised for Macmillan!

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2016 has been yet another great year for npower’s volunteering and fundraising efforts. Over the course of the year, npower staff from all areas of the business walked, ran, baked, cycled and crawled to raise money for Macmillan – while others preferred to sponsor colleagues, buy cakes, or donate an hour’s pay from the comfort

Not well? Stay home!

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Illness is a huge problem for businesses of all sizes, with staff absence costing UK employers billions of pounds each year. Slogging into work when we feel unwell often feels like the right thing to do, especially in a small business where there are less people to cover the work.  By coming in and soldiering

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