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New Year but the same challenges to overcome in getting back to work

Published 04 January 2021
The start of a new year has understandably been dominated  by talk of coronavirus (Covid-19) and it is expected to continue to impact on employment in 2021. The highly contagious and deadly viru...

Reflecting on the year and looking forward to the new year

Published 21 December 2020
It’s that time of year when we tend to look back on the last 12 months and look forward to the New Year and what it may bring. The year 2020 has been one like no other in recent memory.  The way...

A different kind of office Christmas party

Published 14 December 2020
It’s the time of year when the office Christmas party would usually be the talk of the workplace, but it’s bound to be different this year. Working from home, varying local lockdown restrictions...

New rules for hiring migrant workers

Published 07 December 2020
In the new year freedom of movement between the UK and the European Union (EU) will end and it will have an impact on how employers recruit new staff.On 1 January 2021 a new immigration system will...

Monitoring remote workers in the comfort of their own homes

Published 30 November 2020
Employers have the right to observe employees at work, but they may need to adapt if they wish to do so for those now working from home.We are well aware that CCTV is fitted throughout workplaces, ...

Dealing with bullying at work

Published 23 November 2020
The question as to how employers should deal with bullying in the workplace has made headlines – and it’s a question that cannot be ignored.Bullying is always a highly emotive and difficult issue f...

Significant landmark in the battle for equal opportunity for employees with a disability

Published 16 November 2020
The fight for equality in walks of life including employment is ongoing and it is worth reflecting that it has been 25 years since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).When t...

Tackling mental health concerns while working during lockdown

Published 09 November 2020
A lockdown-related mental health crisis is likely to have serious consequences for employers and work will be needed to combat it.It is feared that restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of cor...

Furlough scheme extended

Published 02 November 2020
The timing of the announcement to extend the furlough scheme will have brought some relief too many, but what does it now mean?The scheme was due to end on 31 October and set to be replaced by the ...

Be aware of the working from home video nasty

Published 26 October 2020
Bad behaviour captured on camera is nothing new, but with more of us working online it may just create a new problem for employers to deal with.Work-related misbehaviour of any type will always nee...

Managing concerns about an employee’s performance during a pandemic

Published 20 October 2020
A tricky dilemma facing many employers in the current climate is how do you judge and manage an underperforming employee?The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has forced us all to assess and change h...

Adapting a dismissal process during the pandemic

Published 19 October 2020
Life goes on as normal as it can do in the current employment climate and it will unfortunately mean that employees will lose their jobs for any number of reasons.Hundreds of thousands of jobs have...

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