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The risks of no reward

Adam Bernstein highlights the important role incentives and rewards can play in busy optical practices

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Challenge workplace sexism

Sian Elliot outlines what lessons can be learned from a recent viral video of a fraught parish council meeting

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Furlough extension

Bethany Parker considers the implications of the extension of the government’s employee furlough scheme

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Taxing times

With one eye on getting your business through the pandemic, it would be easy to lose sight of your tax obligations in early 2021. Adam Bernstein issues a timely reminder

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Covid: Embracing change

Mike Hale interviews Specsavers director of product Matt Stewart about how the multiple is operating in a changed healthcare and retail landscape

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In focus: Furloughing staff

Liz Stephenson, head of employment at the Association of Optometrists (AOP), tells Andrew McClean what the government’s coronavirus (Covid-19) job retention scheme means for practice owners and employees

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Employees and social media

How should businesses manage an incident where an individual has made controversial comments on social media that have a negative impact on the business?

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Workplace eye care

Andrew McClean explores how business owners are looking after their employees’ eye health and how practices can provide easy options

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Employers being aware of SAD

The gloom of winter can make it more difficult for many to get going in the mornings says Aron Wolf, but for some people it can trigger seasonal affective disorder

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Mental health monitoring

Charlotte Cooke-Vaughan gives the lowdown on four apps designed to help employees address and prevent mental ill health

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Working in a heatwave

Charlotte Cooke-Vaughan outlines essential information for employers during periods of excessively warm weather