ESG – Why you should be taking action

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) are three dimensions of sustainability that organisations need to embed into their operations and report on. Whilst not currently mandatory for some businesses to adopt an ESG policy, the government have announced their plans to do so in the future. So why should you care about it now? Environmental The […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Serviced Offices

The way we work has fundamentally changed. Virtual meetings and remote working have become expected in any modern workplace, however as the world continues to recover from the pandemic, we’re seeing focus shift back to the traditional office as the value of in-person collaboration prevails.  This brings with it separate challenges and confusion over budget […]

Customer Spotlight – Stone King

In our latest customer spotlight, we speak to Tom Morrison of Stone King about why Gilbanks was the perfect choice for their Leeds base. Tell us a little bit about your business All law firms like to think they are unique, but I think we actually are.  We are the only national law firm so […]

The best ways to optimise your workspace for productivity

Most of our day is spent sitting at our desk, or in our workspace. At Gilbanks, we firmly believe that wellbeing at work strongly correlates with maximising productivity and performance, therefore the physical area where we work should be an important consideration. Whether it’s the choice of ergonomic furniture or the use of breakout space, […]

A Healthy Return to Work

The transition from home working or furlough back into the workplace will need to be treated with a degree of sensitivity, but what is the best approach to take to ensure your employee’s mental health and wellbeing is not compromised in the process? Rachel Suff, senior policy adviser at the CIPD, describes how people’s individual […]

Customer Spotlight – Definition PR

Tell us a little bit about your business?  Definition is one of the UK’s leading B2B growth agencies. Working out of our two UK hubs in Leeds and London we build brands, engage employees, enhance reputations and generate leads for close to 100 clients across sectors including business and professional services, technology, education, transportation, health & […]

Customer Spotlight – JM Glendinning

What risks are there regarding insurance obligations with employees working from home and what can companies do to mitigate those risks? Risk and Insurance and Health & Safety obligations do not diminish because the workplace changes and employers still need to consider how to manage these areas: When someone is working from home, permanently or […]

How your workspace can help attract the best talent

Skilled candidates that know their talents, qualifications or experience are in demand can be picky when job-hunting. Often, if they are offered two similar roles from two different businesses, company culture usually comes into play. Developing a strong culture that people admire and want to be a part of can work wonders for your talent […]

Insurance Obligations to Consider When Working From Home

What risks are there regarding insurance obligations with employees working from home and what can companies do to mitigate those risks? Risk and Insurance and Health & Safety obligations do not diminish because the workplace changes and employers still need to consider how to manage these areas: When someone is working from home, permanently or […]

Creating Connections in the Workplace

One of the most popular aspects of wellbeing at work is the ability to engage with other people. This is sometimes where employers fall down in trying to create a fulfilling work environment for their team.  At Gilbanks, we believe it is best to think holistically about creating environments in which teams and individuals can […]