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Title Type Provided by Size
A case study of how to plan and prioritise energy saving actions
Examine the cost benefits of energy saving actions and identify some quick wins
Business, Corporate Responsibility Eight Associates
A Guide to Running a Sustainable Event
Sustainable venue 15Hatfields share knowledge on planning and running a green event.
Business, Corporate Responsibility, Marketing 15Hatfields
A simple framework for emails
Be clear what you want to cause with your communications
Business, IT Expert Messaging
A Website Clinic: Customer Focus
Bring a real customer focus to your business, especially your digital communications
IT, Marketing Webcredible
B Corporations - what are they and how can your business benefit from getting involved
Forster Communications were one of the first B Corps in the UK, find out why they chose this certification as a way to demonstrate their business’ commitment towards being environmentally and socially responsible
Corporate Responsibility Forster Communications
Beginners Guide to Outdoor Advertising
Discover how to effectively use Outdoor Advertising
Marketing signkick
Business contingency for disasters
Practical lessons and simple solutions
Business Simple Business Continuity Solutions
Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Template
Useful template to help you create your own BCP
Business Simple Business Continuity Solutions
Charity Partnerships Selection Process
See how this organisation choose their charity partners
Corporate Responsibility Time Inc.
Copywriting for small businesses
Convincing your reader to act!
Business, Marketing Mike Robinson, Copywriter
Corporate Fundraising - use an online to tool to keep track of your companies CSR activities
Company fundraising made easy
Corporate Responsibility Just Giving
Data Driven Organisation Design
Sample chapter looking at sustaining the competitive edge through organisational analytics
Data Protection and the Law
Key legal points to keep in mind if your organisation collects data
Business Winckworth Sherwood
Delivering a low emission Bankside: what does it mean for your business?
Explore the challenges of getting much needed supplies to your business without causing increased congestion and poor air quality. Overview of the Ultra Low Emission Zone and expected impacts and case studies of how several central London businesses have reduced their delivery trips.
Business, Corporate Responsibility Transport for London and Steer Davies Gleave
Depression and Occupational Therapy
How Occupational Therapy can help
HR, Wellbeing Royal College of Occupational Therapists 2.40MB
DIY Happiness
Learning about wellbeing
Wellbeing South London and Maudsley
Email and inbox management
Top 10 tips for effective emailing
Business Expert Messaging Ltd
Event Planning Checklist
Advice from Bankside Venues on planning corporate and consumer events, including tips on budget saving.
Business, Marketing Bankside Venues
Example of letter of agreement with charity community partners
After deciding which charities to work with it can be useful to sign an agreement so both parties understand the expectations of the partnership
Corporate Responsibility Time Inc.
Family Friendly Workplaces
Overview of legislation changes and how being an family friendly employer benefits your business
Business, HR
Family Friendly Workplaces and Shared Parental Leave
An easy to understand case study breaking down the intricacies of shared parental leave
Feedback for performance management
Do's and don'ts of effective management
Business, HR Zia Executive
Glossary of Google Terms
Find out what the difference is between Adwords and SERPs with this handy glossary
Business, Getting into Business, IT, Marketing 0.10MB
Google for Business Presentation
Discover how you can use Google to drive custom to your business
Business, Getting into Business, IT, Marketing AIM - Affordable Intelligent Marketing
Hosting Work Experience Placements
A detailed guide to employers on work experience placements that work
Corporate Responsibility CIPD
How to Choose a Charity of the Year
A step by step guide
Corporate Responsibility Winckworth Sherwood
How to Recruit Fairly
nacro work with and provide training to businesses so they dont miss out on highly skilled candidates due to past criminal convictions
Corporate Responsibility, HR Nacro
How to Recruit Flexibly
Timewise work with businesses to advertise jobs as open to flexible working, significantly increasing the pool of talent to draw candidates from
Corporate Responsibility, HR Timewise Foundation
How to Recruit Locally
Employ SE1 works with businesses to get local people into local jobs
Corporate Responsibility, HR Employ SE1
How to sleep well - the mental
Podcast on the psychology of sleeping well
Wellbeing GSTT Sleep Clinic
How to sleep well - the physical
Podcast on the science of sleeping well
Wellbeing WPF Therapy
Improve your tenders
A simple formula to improve your tenders
Business TEDs Friend Ltd
Keeping Yourself Safe
help prevent the need to action self defence techniques!
Corporate Responsibility Premier Self Defense
Learn more about green infrastructure
Follow this map to see excellent examples of local green infrastructure and discover some facts about the benefits
Business, Corporate Responsibility, Wellbeing The Ecology Consultancy
Make your website work for you
What makes a good website?
Business, IT, Marketing Pretty Smart Sites
Making the most of your organisation data
Look at key business questions and how organisation analytics can help answer them
Business, HR
Manage Your Data With Concentra
Transform how your organisation manages and uses its data to get the analytics edge.
HR Concentra
Negotiation Matrix - when looking for a payrise!
Extract from a negotiation matrix produced through a coaching session with 'Miss Moneypenny' who is seeking a payrise from her boss,
Business Greycoat Law
Negotiation Secrets - top tips to get it right
Tip no.1 Never accept any proposal immediately, no matter how good it sounds, find out more here
Business Greycoat Law
Other business advisory resources
Other local, London-wide and national resources for business
Useful Organisations 0.18MB
Peer Mentoring Scheme Toolkit
This toolkit contains details of a pilot scheme, an account of the process, tips for those wishing to introduce a peer mentoring scheme, plus a host of useful tools.
Corporate Responsibility Time & Talents Westminster
People Management in Small Organisations
What stage of Organisational Growth is your organisation? Find out how HR practices change as you grow and practical tips you can use.
HR Your HR Business Partner Ltd
Personal Brand, Business Development Master Class Power Point
Develop your Personal Brand to help gain business opportunities
Business Smarter Networking
Personal Brand, Business Development Master Class Resource 1
Read about why your business contacts might refer other businesses your way
Business Smarter Networking
Personal Brand, Business Development Master Class Resource 2
This surveys findings have some interesting tips to make your networking as effective as possible
Business Smarter Networking
Personal Brand, Business Development Master Class Videos
Watch it on youtube
Getting into Business, Marketing Smarter Networking
Powerful PR and Positive Change
How to tell the world why you’re the best. Get practical tips on creating a general communications strategy with a focus on communicating CSR activities.
Business, Corporate Responsibility, Marketing Forster Communications
Practical cloud computing
What is it? When to use it and when to avoid.
IT London Central Communications website
London Central Communications
Return to work after long term sickness
How Occupational Therapy can help
HR, Wellbeing Royal College of Occupational Therapists 0.98MB
Skills based volunteering toolkit
This toolkit outlines a model for how brokers can engage with employees who have a lot of experience and skill but little time to volunteer. It contains information about the role of the broker, managing the project and how to evaluate
Corporate Responsibility Time & Talents Westminster
Social Media 101
Getting started on social media
Business, Marketing 3.80MB
Social Media Do's and Don'ts
Top tips on how to use social media
Business, Marketing 0.03MB
Sustainability - taking the first steps
An introduction to sustainable development and some quick wins for your business
Corporate Responsibility Wiles Greenworld
The Clever Negotiator - Children are natural experts, learn from them!
Children are instinctive negotiators and excellent at getting what they want, or at least trying to... Learn top tips from a young child.
Business Greycoat Law
The Practical Guide to Employer Supported Volunteering for Employers
Useful information about Employer Supported Volunteering, setting up a programme and managing it
Corporate Responsibility Volunteering England
The Practical Guide to Employer Supported Volunteering for Volunteer Involving Organisations and Charities
Some key things to consider if you plan to involve employer supported volunteers in your work.
Corporate Responsibility Volunteering England
Ways to prevent foodstuffs from going to landfill 1
Borough Market: Practical insights into food recycling from a business perspective
Corporate Responsibility Borough Market
Ways to prevent foodstuffs from going to landfill 2
Plan Zheroes: Redistributing and turning your surplus food into meals for those that need it
Corporate Responsibility Plan Zheroes
Ways to prevent foodstuffs from going to landfill 3
bio-bean: Turning your waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels
Corporate Responsibility bio-bean
Ways to prevent foodstuffs from going to landfill 4
First Mile: Turning your food waste into electricity and fertilizer. Practicalities around collecting waste food and coffee for Bankside businesses.
Corporate Responsibility First Mile
Websites, social media and the law
A range of key legal points to keep in mind for websites and using social media
Business, Marketing Winckworth Sherwood LLP
Winning Business With Sustainability
Make Your Company's Sustainability Strategy More Cost Effective and a Tool to Win Business
Business, Corporate Responsibility Planet First
Work related stress
Steps to overcoming work related stress
HR, Wellbeing Royal College of Occupational Therapists 0.20MB
Workplace Conflict as a Creative Opportunity
Top tip links to find out information for managing conflict in your workplace
Business, HR CAOS Conflict Management
Workplace Conflict: Key skills to make it a creative opportunity
Listening, Summarising and Questioning The Simple, Effective Skills of Conflict Resolution
Business, HR CAOS Conflict Management
Your mind - a user's guide
Bridging the gap between health & wellness and performance
Wellbeing Mindapples