Navigating the post-Covid workplace

Examining the move from ‘working from home’, to ‘back to the office’. The transition from the comfortable ‘working from home’ routine, to the commute-frenzy ‘back to the office’ can be a tricky and challenging change for some employees. As we emerge from more than two years of online and virtual working, which became a normal […]

Managing Covid in the workplace as restrictions end

Currently, if you test positive for covid you are advised to stay at home for five days but as we learn to live with it from the 1st April that guidance will also end and anyone with symptoms will be asked to “exercise personal responsibility”.  UK employers and organisations must adopt, adapt and introduce workplace safety […]

Sick pay and Covid – what you need to know about recent changes

SSP rebate scheme

Rishi Sunak has recently announced that the government will be reintroducing the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS), due to the sharp increase in UK COVID cases in recent weeks as businesses face mounting pressures with record numbers of employees isolating. The announcement will be welcomed by many businesses, as the government has warned that […]

Virtual onboarding: a guide on how to welcome new team members remotely

onboarding new hires

Onboarding new hires in a global pandemic brings unique challenges. Roles are virtually based, or working under the new hybrid style, often having no physical office to welcome and connect new employees, so how should the onboarding process adjust to match the circumstances? We look at how HR departments and businesses leaders can successfully onboard […]

The five challenges facing HR departments working in the ‘new normal’

new normal walking up steps from covid 19

HR leaders faced a plethora of challenges during 2020 and it’s fair to say that 2021 has not been plain sailing either so far. While the past 12 months has taught businesses that to a certain extent they must expect the unexpected, there are common themes and issues that many HR departments will face as […]