Coronavirus

The effect of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on employment is huge, as employees are urged to self-isolate, people are told to avoid social contact, and businesses implement government restrictions. The Covid-19 coronavirus is an example of an infectious diseases that has had a significant impact on business or led to public health policies that employers need to adhere to. This category also covers other infectious diseases that have affected workplace activities in the past, for example Ebola, MERS, SARS, swine flu and bird flu, as employers move to protect their staff  and the public from potential infection or deal with the fallout of epidemics or pandemics.

HR can redefine what productivity means

Being productive at work in many organisations means how many video calls you’ve attended. But as we move forward into...

Typical pay awards could fall to 1%

21 Jan 2021

Annual pay awards have steadied at a median of 2% in the three months to the end of December 2020...

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No jab, no job? Six Covid vaccination questions for HR

20 Jan 2021

Last week, the owner of Pimlico Plumbers said he wouldn’t offer a job to anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated. Given...

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Covid-19: Should employers grant time off for vaccinations?

20 Jan 2021

Following the news that public-facing workers including teachers, police officers and retail staff could soon be offered Covid-19 vaccinations, Sean...

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Furlough should be extended ‘before Budget’

19 Jan 2021

Rishi Sunak needs to act now, ahead of his Budget, to help protect UK companies through the Spring to ensure...

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Pandemic’s lasting legacy to be key theme of the People in Law Conference 2021

19 Jan 2021

The long-term effects of Covid-19, creating an ideal culture and how learnings from other industries can be applied to the...

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Teachers, police and retail staff likely in next vaccine phase

19 Jan 2021

Public-facing workers such as police officers, teachers and retail staff may soon be offered a Covid-19 jab, vaccines minister Nadhim...

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Five future-of-work decisions HR must now address

19 Jan 2021

Organisations must revisit workforce strategies, the role of the office, technology, employment models and diversity in the light of a year in which 'tectonic plates have shifted', argues Gartner.

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January blues? How to help employees speak up

18 Jan 2021

Blue Monday might be a myth, but that doesn't mean employees' mental wellbeing should go off the radar, particularly with the pandemic challenges organisations continue to face.

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An eighth forced into work amid Covid safety complaints

18 Jan 2021

A poll finds many have been ordered into work when they could have easily and safely worked from home.

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Care home leaders seek legal clarification over workers’ jabs

18 Jan 2021

Number of care home workers declining vaccine has fallen but sector leaders seek legal advice over refusals.

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Leaders will show their softer side post-Covid, research claims

18 Jan 2021

A softer, more humane approach to leadership will offer greater value in a post-Covid world, according to research from management...

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Number of overseas nationals leaving UK could have reached 1.3 million

15 Jan 2021

Up to 1.3 million overseas nationals have left the UK over the past year, with almost 700,000 non-UK born workers...

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Workers in ‘postcode lottery’ for self-isolation payments

15 Jan 2021

The government should ‘urgently review’ its £500 compensation scheme for workers who have been asked to self isolate by NHS...

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An HR shift for 2021: improving employee life experience

15 Jan 2021

Businesses are having to play a deeper role in the personal lives of staff – and they are having a positive impact, writes Brian Kropp.

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