December payroll

VGC’s offices will close from Wednesday 23 Dec 2020 to Monday 4 Jan 2020. Here are the payroll arrangements for wages over the holidays.

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The changing landscape of recruitment

Matt writes about the dramatic changes in the process associated with recruiting and mobilising a workforce.

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Internet and email security – stay safe online

Sudarshan writes: Internet and email security – five steps to keep yourself safe online. 1. Never respond to emails that request personal financial information. If you receive an email you suspect isn’t genuine, delete it. Even if you think the…

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A page of light-hearted cheer

Some light-hearted fun if you need something to cheer you up. Coronavirus has made things hard for many people; here are a smile or two which may help.

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Keeping mentally healthy – adapting to the new normal

Life is now significantly different to before coronavirus. What may have been looked upon as unusual was, within a matter of days, the new normal.

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Mental Health Awareness Week – a blog by our wellbeing ambassador

For Mental Health Awareness Week, VGC's wellbeing ambassador Fiona Dowling offers tips for getting through these difficult times.

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How COVID-19 is affecting me and VGC

Ciara's update on how she and VGC are coping with COVID-19. "We will get through this, and we will be stronger as a business and as people, as a result."

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Looking on the bright side

This is a difficult time, but to stay mentally healthy we need to look on the bright side, however hard that sometimes is.

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Seeing the positives at a challenging time

Ciara writes about seeing the positives at this challenging time, including finding new ways to work which may transform flexible working in the future.

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I’m a qualified mental health first aider now

Nicki writes about her experiences on the MHFA England mental health first aider course: "I loved it, and couldn't wait to go back."

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Is the industry ready for change?

James asks if the industry is ready to change: can construction achieve a more diverse and inclusive workforce by following normal practices?

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What will the new immigration system mean to our industry?

Ciara explains concerns about the impact of the new points-based immigration system: "migrant labour is not the same as cheap, unskilled labour."

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