As the dust (or should that be ash?) finally settles on the huge travel disruption caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland, it's good to see one of the UK's largest employers adopting a policy that puts the concerns of its workforce centre stage.
Asda is seemingly bucking the trend and pledging to pay staff who were stranded abroad and unable to get back home - or to work - when flights were grounded because of the ash cloud.
Employers are under no obligation to pay staff who are absent from work - regardless of whether it's through no fault of their own - so hearing Asda commit to investing a six-figure sum to cover pay for affected employees is welcome news.
The disruption caused by the volcanic eruption certainly required HR teams to be creative and flexible in their approach, and follows the chaos caused by snow and the big freeze at the start of the year.
You could forgive many in the profession for wondering what Mother Nature will throw at us next.