5 HR tips | Supporting staff through redundancy

The UK is now officially in recession for the first time in 11 years, with coronavirus causing the biggest economic slump on record and, with it, company payrolls have plummeted Almost three-quarters of a million people have already lost their jobs since lockdown began. Now, those whose jobs were originally spared by the furlough scheme […]

Supporting mental health on a return to the workplace

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 13 July 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Care homes | Where you stand with your staff during COVID-19

This article was originally published in The Carer on 22 April 2020. Whilst many industries have had to cease activity due to lockdown, the care sector is still working around the clock to deliver support and care to service users. Unlike many others, care workers are largely unable to work from home, meaning they are […]

The end of the Job Retention Scheme | What happens once furlough ends?

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 11 May 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Furlough | 6 things confirmed in the government’s updated guidance

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 9 April 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

HSE, TUC and CBI issue joint statement on coronavirus

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 7 April 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Furlough | Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is furlough? Furlough is a temporary period of leave to help employers deal with the fact that there is no/less work available for employees at this time due to COVID-19. Employers may decide to furlough staff if they are experiencing a temporary downturn in business or if the business is forced to close […]

Health and safety for homeworkers | Duties, risks and practical tips

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 31 March 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Why are employers losing the battle against bullying?

With the government rocked by allegations of bullying against Home Secretary Priti Patel, employers are faced with a difficult question: are we overlooking similar behaviour in our workplace? More synonymous with school playgrounds, bullying at work is all too often disregarded. In actual fact, according to an illuminating report by CIPD, 15% of workers have […]

“I quit!” | Are ‘heat of the moment’ resignations binding?

There are times in life when emotions take over and we say things we later regret. But if an employee impulsively resigns in the heat of the moment, should employers take this as read? These situations can be difficult for all involved, and while some employers will allow a disgruntled member of staff time to […]