Making Sense of the Flexible Furlough Scheme…

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, also commonly referred to as the Furlough Scheme, has been a crucial lifeline of support for many people throughout the pandemic. The scheme has helped to protect more than nine million jobs during an enforced period of lockdown, by allowing employers to furlough eligible employees and claim up to 80% of their wages…
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Accentuating the positives when you are forced to make redundancies…

The sudden threat to public health from coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought about global change that most employers have never encountered before.

We are past the peak of the virus in the UK and society has been permitted to re-open safely in stages, but there are going to be more changes to come. The economic impact of coronavirus has meant that many employers are going to need to consider essential changes to their business, which will require people management support…
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Beyond Lockdown: Back to Work but not before Training…

Have your employees been participating in training and development during their furlough leave? It is not too late to introduce an effective professional development scheme for employees to feel motivated and sharpen their skills whilst furloughed from work. Perhaps you were not aware that employee training is permitted during furlough. With the quick pace of government updates as the coronavirus situation develops, it can be a challenge to keep up…
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Beyond lockdown: What’s next for people planning in your business?

It has become clear from the government’s daily briefings that we are not ‘out of the woods’ when it comes to the devastating impact of coronavirus. Strict rules on social distancing will need to remain in place until specific criteria are met. Whilst this news may be hard to hear, it is important to remember how quickly change can be upon us. And that the current situation is not permanent…
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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme explained…

We are certain that most business owners who heard the Chancellor’s announcement on Friday breathed a sigh of relief. He announced an unprecedented and comprehensive list of measures to support firms both large and small…
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