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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Four key areas of HR that will help your business during lockdown…

It has been just under a month since the government placed strict lockdown rules on the UK in response to COVID-19. And we know that for many of you, business is far from usual.

If your business has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, we expect that you have come across some difficult decision making in recent weeks. We have talked many of our clients through the Job Retention Scheme, explained the process of furlough and discussed other options for workforce changes as a result of coronavirus. From these conversations we know that many of you are asking “what happens next?”…
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Managing Workplace Mental Health During Coronavirus…

By now you will hopefully be well informed on the extreme measures put in place by the government to protect the public and slow the spread of COVID-19. The latest official guidance goes beyond frequent hand washing and coughing into a tissue, with most people now being advised to stay at home.
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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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What you need to consider when asking employees to work from home…

For years we have heard that, with advances in technology, working from home would become the norm. Now, this feels more relevant than ever. This is going to be an enormous change for many people as the routines of commuting and socialising disappear…
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Five reasons why it pays to have difficult conversations with employees…

People deal with stress differently. Some will confront it and try to overcome it immediately; others prefer to step away and avoid it altogether. It’s an instinct created by an acute stress response known as “fight or flight”.
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