The Covid Vaccine: Is It Required in The Workplace?

The covid vaccine has proven to be successful so far in the UK, with many NHS workers having already positively received their first dose of the vaccination. The vaccine has also been rolled out in care homes and been prioritised for adults aged 80 or over. Of course, the vaccine has been developed with the view of protecting everyone from the virus, so what will happen once businesses and schools are able to reopen and go back to ‘normal’? It is…

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An Unlikely Benefit of Covid-19: Increased Equality

Remote and flexible working is something we are all familiar with now. The prospect of working from the comfort of your own home and managing your own schedule is something everybody is backing. With the massive increase in this working arrangement since the pandemic, it has had one revolutionary benefit: more accessibility for disabled people.  It is true that many companies cannot cater for disabled people. The working environment is not suitable, or the company equipment is not able to…

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HR During A Pandemic

This year has seen the most extreme of changes to the way in which we all work and interact with our teams. The human resources department in many companies has been the backburner of ensuring a seamless transition into pandemic work culture. From ensuring that furlough was adequately incorporated to planning safe coronavirus secure return to the office arrangements for employees, HR has had a pivotal role to play this year. As we see the development of new rules, legislation, and…

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Supporting Your Team In Difficult Times

As England finds itself in another lockdown, many companies who may not have adapted to working from home before may well have done so this time around. With the prevalence of working from home and getting used to an array of methods to support this new normal, it is fundamental for employers to support their workforce and ensure that morale remains high especially during lockdown. 2020 has seen nearly a third of employees feeling unsupported by their work. As 2021…

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With Furlough Extended, What Does It Mean for HR?

With another lockdown announced in England, Rishi Sunak proposed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme be extended until March 2021, subsequently placing the Job Support Scheme on pause. With the scheme being extended it means that HR have to take some things into consideration. The extension has a few differences when compared to the initial furlough scheme that has been in place for months prior. It enables employers and employees who have not previously been enrolled with the scheme to…

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UPDATE: Coronavirus Rules for Employers

It seems there is a change every day when it comes to the rules and regulations surrounding Coronavirus, from the ending of the furlough scheme, the introduction of the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme, local lockdowns and what can now be a criminal offense. It is no surprise that employers and employees are left feeling confused about where they stand as well as what they should and should not do.  Therefore here is a quick round up of the most important regulations…

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Working from home. To be, or not to be?

The Covid-19 crisis saw nearly half of Britain’s 30 million employees working from home. In addition 9 million people were placed on the furlough scheme. From 1 August the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s return to work message to England and Wales was clear. Despite this, Wales have recently set a target of 30% of workers to remain working at home on a regular basis. The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford is seeking “changes to Wales’ working culture”. This comes following…

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Furlough – what’s new right now (16 June 2020)

As the media has covered extensively in recent weeks, the furlough scheme is changing to enable workers to go back to work on a part-time basis if full-time work is not quite achievable ,  from  1 July 2020.     On the face of it the flexible furlough scheme appears to provide businesses with the opportunity to bring back furloughed staff in line with the amount of trade and therefore work that is available. In other words, if things are…

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Why don’t we step in sooner?

Why don’t we step in sooner? Stepping in sooner   Picture the scene – you’re a manager running a busy team. But one team member isn’t pulling their weight. They used to be a great performer, but you have noticed small frustrations creeping in – their time keeping has slipped, they don’t volunteer for work the way they used to, and they just seem to have withdrawn from the rest of the team. None of the issues on their own are hugely problematic,…

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Mind the Gender Pay Gap

The UK's new Gender Pay Gap legislation came into force in the spring of 2017. It requires businesses with more than 250 employees to file annual reports detailing the exact status of relative compensation to men and women in their organisation. We take a look at how the legislation works, what obligations it creates for employers and ask whether smaller businesses can just forget it. Or not. Companies with more than 250 employees are now required to publish statutory calculations every year…

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