PwC, announced recently that it was getting rid of landline telephones on all office desks, with all staff being expected to use mobiles. Is this an option for SME's? Basepoint Business Centres, one of the leading providers of virtual offices in the UK, take a keen interest in all matters which affect the small business community. Here we look at the extent to which the use of landline phones has declined – and why dispensing with your company landlines may not be a good idea.
As part of Learning at Work Week (May 14th-20th), have a look into ways to support staff training and learning at work. For businesses to stay flexible and innovative, it's important to encourage learning at work. To do that, you must create an environment which puts training, professional and personal development at the heart of your people strategy. This goes beyond improved productivity and profit. A strong learning culture can help you to fill skill gaps and to gain a competitive edge, with increased employee engagement, satisfaction and retention as tangible benefits.
The beauty of a co-working space is that you get to choose the environment that best suits you, says Matthew Jenkin. But that’s not all – here are a few other ways to really maximise the benefits. Whether you’re a startup entrepreneur or work for a large global corporation, it’s likely you have some familiarity with the concept of co-working. But are you confident you know about all the benefits it offers? Here we share the less obvious perks of your co-working space – and how to maximise them to suit your own ends.
On Friday 15th March Basepoint Chepstow held a Charity Bake Sale in aid of Comic Relief. Comic Relief was launched in 1985 and has since then raised over £1 billion supporting vulnerable people and communities throughout the UK and internationally. People throughout the country can get together to raise money at home, at work and at school to help towards creating a just world free from poverty.
If you are looking for a space where you can do some work, meet a client or simply enjoy a cup of coffee while working, we might be able to help. Basepoint is part of the IWG Group, along with the global provider Regus.