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Return to Work Guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic Now the Government has laid out their plans to start the recovery of the economy. How do you get your workforce back to work safely and responsibly? Posted by Carla Cifaldi
14th May 2020
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Inducting staff during the Covid-19 pandemic With the Covid-19 crisis pushing more and more of us to work from home, many of our clients may have concerns about the induction and training of new staff when not being able to do this face to face. How do employers engage new staff when they may not meet any of their colleagues in person for some weeks? Posted by Carla Cifaldi
1st May 2020
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Planning the return to work! As the 7th May fast approaches and the government are due to review the current measures that are in place to contain the spread of Covid-19, many of our clients may have started thinking about how they can resume operations and ask their employees to return to the office. Posted by Carla Cifaldi
29th April 2020
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Redundancies during furlough Are you considering how your businesses will survive post Covid-19 and if you will be able to continue to employ the same number of staff as before the crisis? Redundancies should always be considered as a last resort, but should you wish to start the selection process, we have put together some guidance for you to assist you in making redundancies during furlough. Posted by Carla Cifaldi
27th April 2020
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Facing up to disappointment and challenge Now that we are all well and truly living with the forced changes that this Covid19 Pandemic has created, we will be finding ourselves having to deal with a great deal of disappointment and unwanted challenges. So, how do we best deal with the cards we've been dealt? Posted by Graham Ravenscroft
24th April 2020
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Homeworking policies - do you have everything covered? The UK's homeworking force has increased exponentially over the last few weeks as everyone follows government guidance but does your business have a robust homeworking policy? Here we have put together some guidance for you when considering the key points that should be included in your homeworking policy, both for now and once this period of isolation/social distancing is over. Posted by Emma Wynne
24th April 2020
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Covid-10 Job Retention Scheme - update Our most current update relating to the Government's job retention scheme during the Covid-19 pandemic. Posted by Carla Cifaldi
20th April 2020
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Training and development for furloughed staff Guidance for employers who are considering asking their furloughed workers engage in job related training sessions and the points that should be considered. Posted by Emma Wynne
20th April 2020
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Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme - our furlough update Following the governments updated guidance on Wednesday 15th April 2020, we have put together our updated guidance on the Job Retention Scheme and the changes that have been announced. This is in addition to our earlier blog. Posted by Carla Cifaldi
16th April 2020
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The Good Work Plan The Good Work Plan came into force on 6th April 2020 and has been dubbed the “biggest overhaul of employment law in 20 years.” have you prepared for the changes? Posted by Emma Wynne
8th April 2020
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Remote coaching With so many people remote working from home, this is a good time to be coaching. Posted by Graham Ravenscroft
7th April 2020
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Key Points (updated 09/04/2020) On Saturday 4th April the UK government announced further guidelines in relation to the Job Retention Scheme, who is eligible and how to apply. We have updated our guidance to reflect the new guidelines and will continue to update you as and when new information is released. Posted by Emma Wynne
7th April 2020
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Obligations On Employers And Employees In Dealing With Coronavirus (Covid-19) Coronavirus (COVID-19) is dominating headlines around the world and we are receiving a high volume of calls from employers who are having to think carefully about how to deal with the very unusual circumstances arising out of the global health crisis. This newsletter is designed to give you, our valued client's our advice on dealing with Coronavirus risks and absences arising out of Coronavirus. Posted by Carla Cifaldi
5th March 2020
Do employees trust their employers to do what’s right by them? In an employment relationship, trust and confidence plays the part as an implied term of the mutual expectations between both Employer and Employee. It doesn’t really need spelling out, we are all humans and generally trust and confidence in each other should be a given, right? Much of this works in the same way as it does with your relationships outside of work… Posted by Charlotte Batchelor
25th September 2019
The personalisation of HR again and stepping away from AI I’m going to jump in with both feet and just give a personal view in this blog, because it interests me but also because AI both amazes me and scares me at the same time! After a long winding road of thoughts about the subject I came to the conclusion that AI technology is slightly trying to steal our shine. AI is in fact described as the simulation of human intelligence, but ask yourself, if it’s based on human intelligence, it will only be as intelligent as the person/s feeding in information and teaching it. So how intelligent is it really? Basically, AI is trying to be the copycat of us amazing human beings but in my opinion it’s not quite there yet. Posted by Charlotte Batchelor
18th September 2019
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