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Wed Feb 2024

The Development & Regeneration Series- Innovative ideas to promote Council housing building

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Written by:
Alex Miller,
Practice Director

In the latest instalment of The Development & Regeneration Series, Panoramic Associates’ Practice Director Alex Miller was joined by Mark Baigent, interim Corporate Director of Regeneration and Culture. 

Mark has been with the Council since April 2022 as the Corporate Director Regeneration and Culture for the London Borough of Redbridge overseeing the planning service, corporate property and capital delivery, town centre regeneration, employment business and skills providing Housing and regeneration support, specialising in estate renewal, new build, local housing companies and delivery vehicles.

In the interview below, Mark covers the below points along with general considerations to the market:

  • Introduction to Mark and London Borough of Redbridge
  • Why has Mark chosen to work in the public sector
  • Redbridge’s approach and challenges once building Council housing
  • Can this approach be adopted to other housing programmes
  • View on required skillsets in the market
  • Ideas for future topics

You can watch the full recording here: 

 

We, at Panoramic Associates, thoroughly enjoy getting insights into our specialist market sectors, other organisations and perspectives. We run these events to build our collective knowledge and provide opportunities to create a network of like-minded individuals.

If you would like to get in involved in future events, or if you have any suggestions on future topics, please contact Alex ata.miller@panoramicassociates.co.uk or via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-miller1/.

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    1510
    Wed Jan 2024

    Precision Resource Group (PRG) Achieves Prestigious Placement in Recruiter HOT 100

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    Written by:
    Ellie Ward,
    Lead Marketing Executive

    Panoramic Associates parent company ​Precision Resource Group (PRG) are pleased to reveal their inclusion in the esteemed Recruiter HOT 100 list for the year.

    Despite the multitude of challenges faced by recruiters in the current landscape, PRG has secured a spot on this highly competitive list, a testament to the our operational and financial excellence during these testing times. The announcement of the Recruiter HOT 100 list and PRG’s placement took place at The Brewery, London, on Tuesday 30th January, 2024.

    At PRG, our teams of motivated, highly experienced, and knowledgeable consultants bring unrivalled expertise to the table, providing bespoke solutions tailored to meet the unique challenges of any business. We specialise in offering both permanent and contract staffing solutions across various specialist markets. Our commitment to prioritising the candidate and client experience sets us apart, making us Global Talent Leaders. As such, we were thrilled to be recognised among the highest-performing organisations in the UK recruitment sector.

    PRG takes pride in creating an inclusive and supportive culture, evident throughout the group. Our client-centric approach, coupled with the accumulated expertise within our markets, has not only positioned us as industry leaders but has also allowed us to contribute to the enhancement of our communities.

    “We are incredibly proud of our achievement in securing a place on the Recruiter HOT 100 list. This recognition reiterates our commitment to excellence, even in challenging times. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our teams, who consistently deliver outstanding results and uphold the values that define PRG,” comments PRG Founding Director Tom Hibberd.

    As we celebrate this accomplishment, PRG remains firm in its mission to provide exceptional talent solutions and contribute positively to the recruitment sector. We extend our gratitude to our clients, candidates, and the PRG community for their continued support and trust in our services.

    In addition, if there’s anything we can help you with in regards to sourcing candidates or finding a new role, please do also get in touch!

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      1510
      Wed Nov 2023

      6 Strong Benefits of a Career in Education

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      Written by:
      Ffion Grosvenor,
      Lead Practice Director

      Many careers offer an abundance of benefits both financial and interpersonal, but none are as rewarding as a career in education. Having the opportunity to make a tangible difference and shape the lives of young people is among the most rewarding of experiences.

      Here are 6 great reasons to consider a career in education.

      1. Enviable security

      Undoubtedly, a career in education will provide you with a secure future and reliable income. Even in the face of economic disruption, you can feel steady knowing that your job will remain relatively unchanged. School systems are generally eager to retain staff, and therefore offer enviable development opportunities too.

      2. Location Flexibility

      Education exists in all corners of the globe, providing impressive opportunities for travel, nationwide relocation prospects, and a chance to search for a better quality of life alongside your career.

      3. Express a passion for a subject you love

      As an adult, it can be difficult to pursue subjects you love whilst working but with teaching you can continue to express your passion whilst passing it on to others!

      4. A clear career path

      If you have a desire to progress in your career, teaching will allow you to do so. From a teaching assistant to a Headteacher, the opportunities for progression are limitless.

      5. More holiday than other employed colleagues

      On average you will get more days holiday than colleagues in other professions. In school, full-time teachers work 195 days a year in comparison to around 227 days per year if you worked full-time in an office. More holiday means more opportunity to travel or a schedule that works great if you have your own family.

      6. Inspire generations to come

      Teaching is a career as rewarding as they come and gives you the power to help shape the lives of the nation’s young. If you have a passion for a subject, you can share your knowledge and inspire others to enjoy learning too.

      A career in education is not an easy path, but it comes alongside many benefits to make the journey worthwhile. If you’re interested in a role within the education sector, our industry-wide expertise and immersive understanding of these sectors combined with our genuine passion to support and benefit the organisations we work with will make your journey as smooth and successful as possible. Following the increasing demand we have seen across the Education sector in the last few years, Panoramic Care successfully supports all types of schools and head offices with the delivery of highly skilled leaders on both an interim and permanent basis.

      Please contact us regarding any hiring queries, here.

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        1510
        Thu Oct 2023

        Balancing Healthcare and Workers’ Rights – NHS Strikes Across The UK

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        Written by:
        Maisie Hockings,
        Practice Director

        The National Health Services (NHS), often hailed as a cornerstone of the UK’s welfare state, has faced numerous challenges over the history of the United Kingdom. The most pressing challenge currently is the ongoing strikes campaigned by the healthcare workforce. Since July 2022, NHS strikes in the UK have been sparking debates on healthcare funding, staff shortages, and workers’ rights.

        Here we will be examining the causes and consequences of the recent NHS strikes in conjunction with statements from Panoramic Care’s Managing Director David Geaney and Lead Consultant Bronte Sharp emphasising the need for a balanced approach that prioritises both quality healthcare and the rights of healthcare workers to build a stable future for patients and nurses.

        We are now entering the eleventh month of industrial action across the NHS. The first round of strikes in December 2022 affected just 44 of 209 hospitals, mental health trusts, and community services campaigning for a fair raise in pay. However, on July 12th 2023, the NHS faced the longest-ever strike action by junior doctors (five consecutive days) which was followed by the first walkout by consultants and radiographers in more than a decade. Causing industrial disruptions across over 1 million NHS hospital appointments. The causes of these strikes’ epicentre from the effects of staff shortages, poor pay and conditions, and ongoing pandemic pressures. Real wages for healthcare staff have stagnated or even decreased over the years due to austerity measures and NHS workers have long complained about their pay and working conditions. The increased demand for healthcare services, better compensation, mental health support, and retention issues have left healthcare workers feeling overworked and underappreciated.

        Although measures have been taken to mitigate disruptions caused by these strikes, there have still been seismic interferences. Patients have suffered due to postponed appointments, and the overall quality of care has seen a decline during strike actions. Research findings regarding the impact of clinical strikes on inpatient care have yielded diverse conclusions. A study published in 2010 by the National Bureau of Economic Research raised concerns about the safety of patients during clinical strikes, reporting a 19.4% rise in inpatient mortality and a 6.5% increase in hospital readmissions during strike periods.

        However, this is contrary to a more recent study in 2022 by Essex et al. This research found that clinical strikes do not appear to significantly alter the rates of inpatient mortality. Instead, the most critical determinant of patient mortality during strike actions appears to be the continuity of emergency care services. When emergency care is sustained, the influence of strike action on inpatient mortality rates tends to be negligible. Consequently, it implies that the forthcoming nursing strikes may not substantially affect mortality rates and patient care in hospitals where strikes are planned, as measures are taken to safeguard the provision of emergency care services during the strikes.

        Despite the effects of strikes on patient health and surrounding sectors it is critical to remember the motives behind these strikes. David Geaney took to his LinkedIn page to ask his audience whether it is morally acceptable for nurses to strike if it affects patient care. Below are his findings.

        “From this morning at 7 am, there is a 72-hour NHS strike by both consultants and junior doctors, the eighth NHS strike since July. In the middle of a healthcare crisis marked by high inflation and staff shortages, doctors in the UK are going on strike to demand better pay, arguing that their salaries have not kept pace with the rising cost of living.

        The strike, although intended to address financial concerns, has raised a lot of questions in the media about its potential impact on patient care.”

        Out of the four voting groups, (Yes, fair pay matters most, No, it will harm patients, They already get paid enough, and Undecided) the majority (58%) voted that fair pay matters most despite any negative effects on patient care, 24% voted no on the grounds that the patients will be affected negatively, 4% of people believe that NHS workers are already paid enough and the remaining 13% stand undecided.

        Bronte Sharp comments on David’s findings ‘I think you raise a crucial ethical dilemma that is clearly ongoing in the UK here, David. Of course, I think doctors have a duty of care over their patients to deliver the best quality care and, thus, by striking, hang this duty in the balance. However, advocating for better pay and working conditions, in the long run, will improve patient care and ensure the healthcare system resumes a sustainable framework for all those involved long into the future as intended.’

        To address the root causes of the strikes, the government must put indifference aside commit to investing in the NHS and should engage in long-term planning to address the underlying issues causing an imbalanced and dissatisfied workforce. This could include prioritising strategic workforce planning, training and development programs, and innovative solutions to healthcare delivery. Adequate funding can help alleviate staff shortages, improve working conditions, and provide fair compensation to healthcare workers.

        The recent NHS strikes in the UK reflect a complex fusion of factors. Balancing the need for quality healthcare and workers’ rights is a challenging task that requires a multifaceted approach. Adequate funding, open dialogue, and a focus on staff wellbeing are essential components of a sustainable solution. Ultimately, the aim should be to ensure that the NHS can continue to provide high-quality healthcare for our nation while also valuing and supporting its dedicated workforce.

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          1510
          Mon Oct 2023

          Adult Social Care Breakfast Briefing: Workforce Retention

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          Written by:
          Samuel Bos-Coley,
          Lead Consultant

          Panoramic Associates are thrilled to bring you our new virtual series: Adult Social Care Breakfast Briefing!

          In this first instalment we discuss ‘Workforce Retention across Health & Social Care’ with two fantastic speakers:

          • Simon Gałczyński, Director Level Adult Social Care Interim, Halton Council

          • Elaine Woodward, Director of Delivery Improvement, North London Mental Health Partnership

          You can watch the full Breakfast Briefing here:

           

           

          About our speaker, Elaine: In 1984, Elaine qualified as a Social Worker and has worked as a Social Worker and Probation Officer, working with Children, Young People and Adults. Elaine achieved the Advanced Award in Social Work in 2010. The years spent as a front-line worker (18 years) gave her an extensive grounding in working with vulnerable adults.

          About our speaker, Simon: Simon is an accomplished leader in adult social care. He has 25 years experience of working in health and social care, over eight years at director level, with responsibility for all aspects of adult social care provision and commissioning. He retains current social work registration.

          We, at Panoramic Associates, thoroughly enjoy getting insights into our specialist market sectors, other organisations and perspectives. We run these events to build our collective knowledge and to provide opportunities to create a network of like-minded individuals.

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            1510
            Wed Aug 2023

            Development & Regeneration Breakfast Briefing: Transforming Housing Allocations

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            Written by:
            Alex Miller,
            Practice Director

            The UK Government’s Social Housing White Paper sets out a commitment to ensure social housing is allocated in the fairest way possible and achieves the best outcomes for local places and communities.
            4 million households live in social rented housing, providing them with somewhere decent to live. The demand for social housing far exceeds the supply available. Making it more important than ever to ensure social housing is allocated fairly. 

            We are excited to bring you the first Breakfast Briefing on the topic: ‘Transforming Housing Allocations’, hosted by Panoramic Associates Lead Principal Consultant Vanessa Gabriel-Penha!

            We were joined by Neil Morland, Managing Director of Neil Morland & Co Housing Consultants, who discussed how policy and practice can be improved to ensure social housing is allocated fairly. Also invited to speak at the session was Kevin Millard, Product Manager at Huume, who explored how software is a solution to ensure social housing is allocated fairly.

            The attendees were from local authorities and housing associations across the country who each had their own hurdles to face when it comes to social housing allocations.

            The presentations were focused on how policy and practice can be improved to ensure social housing is allocated fairly while Kevin explored how software can be a solution to the problem.

             The discussion covered the following topics:

            • Improving joint working between local authorities and housing associations to ensure that social housing has been allocated efficiently.
            • Removing barriers to access to social housing for homeless households.
            • How to ensure vulnerable households are able to navigate local authorities’ application systems; and
            • Improve access to suitable homes for disabled people.

            You can watch the full session here:

            We, at Panoramic Associates, thoroughly enjoy getting insights into our specialist market sectors, other organisations and perspectives. We run these events to build our collective knowledge and provide opportunities to create a network of like-minded individuals.

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              1510
              Sat Aug 2023

              Achieving Your Career Goals

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              Written by:
              Tabby Summerfield,
              Lead Principal Delivery Consultant

              Throughout our lives, a significant part of our time is dedicated to our careers. Whether aiming for the next promotion, switching fields, or pursuing life-long dreams, setting and achieving career goals in the healthcare and education industry can be both exhilarating and daunting. In this blog, we’ll break down the process of achieving your career goals into simple steps that anyone can follow to achieve success.

              1. Clearly define your goals

              The first and most fundamental step in achieving your career goals is to define them clearly. Take time to really think about what you want to achieve. Do you want a specific job title e.g. Clinical Home Manager, a certain level of income, or a particular role in a company? The more specific and clear your goals are, the easier it will be to work towards them.

              2. Break Goals into Smaller Steps

              Now that you have your main career goals in mind, it’s time to break them down into smaller, more manageable steps. Think of these steps as the building blocks that will lead you to your ultimate destination. For example, if you want to become a Ward Manager, you might start by earning a relevant certification, gaining experience as a Registered Nurse, and then applying for project management positions suited to you.

              3. Create a Timeline

              Setting an achievable timeline for your career goals can help you stay focused and motivated. Determine when you want to achieve each of your smaller goals and your ultimate career goal. Having a timeframe will give you a sense of urgency and help you track your progress along the way.

              4. Develop a Plan

              Now that you have a timeline and smaller steps, it’s time to create a plan. This plan should outline the specific actions you need to take to reach each of your smaller goals. It could include tasks like networking, taking courses, gaining experience, and applying for jobs. A clear plan will aid you in staying organised, and ensure you hold yourself accountable on your personal mission. Consider exploring Healthcare communities on sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook, to expand your repertoire, knowledge, and connectivity.

              5. Learn and Improve Continuously

              The world is constantly evolving, and so are industries and job markets. To establish a competitive stance and achieve your career goals, commit to lifelong learning. Take advantage of opportunities to acquire new skills, attend workshops, and stay updated with industry trends. Continuous improvement will make you a more valuable asset to your current or future employer. Panoramic Care values continuous improvement as one of our three pillars, find out more about our values and what we do here.

              6. Seek Guidance and Mentorship

              Don’t be afraid to seek guidance from professionals who have already achieved what you’re striving for. Finding a mentor can provide you with invaluable insights and advice. They can share their experiences, help you navigate challenges, and even introduce you to valuable contacts in your field. Most people will be happy to help you along your journey to career success, the first step is taking the initiative to ask.

              7. Network Effectively

              Networking is a powerful tool for achieving career goals. Attend industry events, join professional associations, and use social media platforms like LinkedIn to connect with like-minded professionals. Building a strong professional network can open doors to new opportunities and help you stay informed about job openings and industry trends. On top of this, seeing others achieve what you’re working towards can provide you with motivation and drive to work harder.

              8. Stay Persistent and Resilient

              Achieving career goals is rarely a straightforward journey. There will be many setbacks, rejections, and challenges along the way. The key to success is to stay persistent and resilient. Don’t let obstacles deter you from your path, and the life you want for yourself. Use failures as learning opportunities and keep moving forward.

              9. Celebrate Milestones and Achievements

              As you work towards your career goals, it’s essential to celebrate your achievements along the way. Each completed step, no matter how small, brings you closer to your ultimate goal. Recognising and celebrating your progress will boost your morale and keep you motivated.

              10. Review and Adjust

              Periodically review your career goals and the progress you’ve made. It’s okay to adjust your goals and plans as your circumstances change or as you gain new insights. Flexibility is key to long-term success.

              Achieving your career goals is a journey that requires dedication, planning, and continuous effort. By defining your goals clearly, breaking them down into manageable steps, and following a well-structured plan, you can work steadily towards the career of your dreams. Remember to stay persistent, seek guidance when needed, and celebrate your achievements along the way. Your ideal career is within reach – all you need to do is take those simple steps forward.

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                Sat Jul 2023

                The Importance of Literary Skills in Youth and Beyond

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                Written by:
                Miles Pakeman,
                Lead Senior Consultant

                ​It’s the end of the academic year and in celebration of the long summer break and the completion of end-of-term exams, Panoramic Care explored the critical importance of literacy skills in aiding the breakage of poverty cycles and creating strong, healthy societies.

                Reading is a fundamental skill that is essential for success in life. Unfortunately, more than a quarter of a million schoolchildren are experiencing literary poverty, according to a report by BookTrust[i]. Literary poverty, by definition, is a child who is read with or to for pleasure for less than 15 minutes a week outside of school. Limited access to books and supported reading time can lead to a strong decline in literacy skills and by association, emotional health. Here, Panoramic Care will discuss the importance of reading for both children and adults and the hidden implications of literary poverty on our society.

                Reading is essential for the development of language skills and cognitive function. For children, early childhood education is critical, as it sets the foundation for their academic success. Reading to children at an early age can improve their vocabulary and help to develop their critical thinking skills which results in higher levels of academic success and increased levels of self-esteem and confidence. A study by PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) found that

                “Children who read books often at age 10, and more than once a week at age 16, gain higher results in maths, vocabulary, and spelling tests at age 16 than those who read less regularly.[ii]

                Children who do not enjoy reading are at risk of learning poverty, which means they are unable to read and understand a simple text by age 10. Sadly, literary poverty is a significant problem among UK schools, and it can have a severe impact on the future success of children. A remarkable study by Touchstone Research has proven that –

                “Reading for pleasure is the single most important indicator of a child’s future success, and it is more important than their family background”

                Despite the vast and fundamental importance of reading for children just 53% of children said they enjoyed reading ‘very much’ or ‘quite a lot’ – the lowest level since 2013. Poet and former children’s Laureate Michael Rosen specified that “We have countless examples of research showing that children who read for pleasure widely and often are best able to benefit from what education offers…[Improving reading levels] needs full government backing, with as much money and effort as they put into compulsory phonics teaching, to support schools and communities in this.”

                There are several solutions to address literary poverty. Policymakers should aim to invest more in early childhood education and provide access to books for children from less-advantaged backgrounds. By increasing funding for schools and libraries and providing incentives for families to read with their children, rates of literary poverty should begin to decrease. Educators can promote reading in schools by organising book clubs, reading competitions, and author visits. They should also provide access to a wide range of books, including those that reflect the diversity of the community. Individuals can pledge to make a difference by reading to their children or children whom they know well, donating books to schools and libraries, promoting reading in their communities, or volunteering: read on to find Panoramic Care’s suggested list of resources!

                Panoramic Care takes great care in providing support for all types of schools and assists to deliver highly skilled leaders on both an interim and permanent basis. Being part of such a wide community, we believe in cooperating closely alongside the schools which we work with.

                Here are some of our top resources to help combat literary poverty:

                • Love Reading – An online bookstore with a purpose. By buying from their selected titles, you can choose to donate 10% or 25% of the title price to give to schools in need.
                • The Reading Agency – A company that campaigns to raise reading awareness in schools and for adults.
                • Book Trust – Book Trust transforms lives by getting children and families reading. Each year they reach millions of children across the UK with books, resources, and support.
                • Bookmark Reading – A platform that organises volunteering sessions to help young children develop their reading skills.

                For adults, reading provides lifelong learning opportunities that can improve cognitive function and increase knowledge and understanding of the world. It can also enhance communication skills, increase levels of empathy, expand vocabulary, and improve mental health by reducing stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that reading for pleasure can promote better health and well-being and improve sleeping patterns. Reading has also been proven to slow down mental disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia, as it stimulates the brain and keeps it active, by retaining its power and capacity.

                “Adults who read for just 30 minutes a week are 20% more likely to report greater life satisfaction.”

                Research conducted on a group of volunteers in 2009 at Mindlab International has shown that reading was the most effective way to overcome stress. Psychologists believe this is because the human mind must concentrate on reading and the distraction of being taken into a literary world eases the tensions in muscles and the heart. During testing, reading reduced stress levels by 68%, beating listening to music, having a cup of tea, and taking a walk. The subjects tested had their stress levels and heart rates increased through a variety of tests and exercises before being asked to perform a number of traditional relaxation methods. Subjects only had to read for six minutes for their heart rate and muscles to relax.

                Therefore, reading is a fundamental skill that is essential for success in life. However, literary poverty is a significant problem that can have a severe impact on the future success of children. It is essential that policymakers, educators, and individuals work together to address this issue by investing in early childhood education, promoting reading in schools, and providing access to books for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. By doing so, we can create a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life.

                Please get in touch to find out more or to discuss hiring queries.

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                [i]More than a quarter of a million school children experiencing literary poverty, 05 February 2020, https://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-features/news/news-2020/more-than-a-quarter-of-a-million-school-children-experiencing-literary-poverty

                [ii] [OECD (2010) PISA 2009 Results: Learning to Learn: Student Engagement, Strategies and Practices p. 32-4]

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                  1510
                  Wed Jan 2023

                  Have you missed face-to-face events?

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                  Written by:
                  Michelle Smith,
                  Marketing Director

                  Have you missed face-to-face events? 

                  At Panoramic Associates, we run regular meetups and events. Due to the COVID crisis, we have not been able to network and attend events in person. As such, we have adapted to ‘the new norm’ and have been hosting these virtually over the last year and a half.

                  And while most of us have missed face-to-face interaction, no doubt some will still be hesitant.

                  As we continue to organise and host meetups, this got us thinking: what is your preference, virtual or face-to-face?

                  We recently conducted a poll asking our network just that. As we emerge from the pandemic, a hybrid model has overtaken solely virtual and office-based working as companies adapt to flexible working. In this notion, 64% of our voters maintained that hybrid events were here to stay.

                  With a hybrid event, you essentially lower the barrier for entry for both demographics; those who want to attend, but can’t, and those who are unsure if your event if relevant to them. This in turn increases your reach, as you can promote your event to a larger audience than ever could be possible in person.

                  However, 29% of our voters are still in support of face-to-face events, and we cannot simply disregard the benefits. Face-to-face networking feels more personal and allows attendees to build stronger relationships. Furthermore, you can gauge interest engagement through dialogue, body language and non-verbal cues. Importantly, it is what we’re used to. Virtual or hybrid events can be daunting to those who prefer ‘the personal touch’ of a face-to-face meeting, as this can be a determining factor in forging strong business relationships.

                  Regardless of this, virtual events have led to a paradigm shift in the organisation and carrying out of corporate events. Virtual activities add extraordinary value, but only 7% of our poll participants prefer virtual events over hybrid or face-to-face. This may be due to the recently coined term ‘Zoom fatigue’, or the desire to reconnect with those we haven’t seen throughout the pandemic.

                  Still, virtual events allow to not only connect hundreds of people simultaneously from their homes but also attract successful speakers and are more cost effective as they spare expenses such as venue hire, for example.

                  As our poll results reflect, a hybrid model is somewhat the best of both worlds. There is a good possibility that the future of events will forever be changed. The pandemic has changed our approach to technology, and events are growing alongside this accordingly. While face-to-face events can never be replaced, it appears virtual elements in partnership will now be in the forefront of corporate events.

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