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Catch up with our blog to find out what the Futures team have been up to, as well as to read articles on key trends, press releases, industry analysis, case studies and more.

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Love is sustainability… 5 ways to improve your workplace carbon footprint

February 14th, 2020

Due to the ever changing modern way of living, our planet is now warmer than it has been in 800,000 years. This Valentine’s Day, take time to reflect on more ways you can show love for the planet. Think about as a business any measures you can take to help prevent global warming – it’s often the small things that have the biggest impact. Without any action, climate change could be irreversible by 2030. By implementing changes now, you can ensure that your business is taking measures to help combat the crisis.

We’ve rounded up 5 fantastic ways to improve your workplace carbon footprint…

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10 ways to embed diversity and inclusion into your recruitment strategy

February 5th, 2020

More and more workplaces are beginning to look at how they can better improve their diversity and culture. Unfortunately, most businesses are still fighting an uphill battle to become more inclusive and diverse. A lot of this comes down to recruitment practices, and more recruiters are beginning to search for ways to implement more inclusive recruiting.

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4 Top Tips To Beat The January Blues

January 20th, 2020

With the harsh return to reality after the Christmas break and the dark nights showing no sign of change, it’s no wonder that Monday 20th January is deemed ‘Blue Monday’.

The return to work can be daunting. Blank expressions and low motivation levels may seem all too familiar. It’s not a shock that 53% more sick days are taken in January than in any other month. 

If you’re struggling to beat the blues, take a look at our 4 top recommendations to get your motivation back!

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Why Your Roast Potato Is More Interesting Than You Think…

December 17th, 2019

We’re into December, which means that Christmas is right around the corner! There’s a lot to look forward to at this time of year – from Christmas movies and shopping for gifts to huddling around with the family and spending time with your loved ones, it’s hard not to get swept up in the festive spirit. Of course, if you’re anything like us, there’s something else you’re probably looking forward to as well – the great food involved!

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The importance of Search and Selection Frameworks in the Public Sector

December 10th, 2019

The undersupply of highly skilled workers in the UK workforce has been well documented, with latest research from The Open University reinforcing the extent of skills shortages with 68% of employers struggling to find the skills they need in the last year at a total cost to UK business of £4.4 billion.

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Why the ‘low and no’ alcohol trend is here to stay…

November 8th, 2019

With 25% of the population now made up of health conscious millennials, we’re in a time where oat milk lattes and chia seed smoothies are being favoured over a night on the town. More than ever before, consumers are conscious of what they are putting in their bodies and are seeking alternatives to alcohol. Here at Futures, we think there are a few current trends in the drinks industry that are here to stay.

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What are the benefits of using an interim manager?

October 28th, 2019

An increasing number of businesses are moving towards using interim managers as a cost-effective solution to lead a turn-around situation or at crucial times. Interim managers can seamlessly fit into your organisation and begin performing right away, adapting to your culture and environment to deliver fast results.

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Futures goes live on DOS 4 Framework

October 1st, 2019

Futures are proud to have been accepted as an approved supplier on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS 4) framework. Operated by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) this framework offers a simple and open procurement route for public sector organisations. Our Digital Transformation services are now available on DOS 4 and accessible through the Digital Marketplace.

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G-Cloud 11 success for Futures

July 25th, 2019

We are excited to announce that Futures has been successful in joining the G-Cloud 11 UK Government framework! We now offer Cloud Support for Social Care, Children’s Services and Education Systems Implementation through this portal.

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