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.

Global Travel Taskforce report ‘hammer blow for business travel’

9 Apr 2021

Business travel specialists and holiday firms have voiced frustration over the government's Global Travel Taskforce report.

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Business travel is creeping back, but at what risk?

9 Apr 2021

The number of business trips to the Middle East has started to rise again, proof that ‘essential’ work-related travel is back. But expert assistance is now needed to navigate the pitfalls.

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Life after furlough: reintegrating staff into work

9 Apr 2021

Many of the workers set to return from furlough next week will be feeling anxious, disconnected and resentful. Here's how employers should approach this challenging next step.

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Reopening workplaces – vaccinations and testing (webinar)

8 Apr 2021

As we emerge from the latest lockdown, employers have important decisions to make on how to reopen their workplaces safely.

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Embracing organisational agility as a CHRO: five key behaviours

8 Apr 2021

Mark Judd examines how HR teams became used to operating in a climate of continuous and unprecedented change.

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More than a million could have long Covid

6 Apr 2021

More than one million people in the UK were thought to have symptoms associated with long Covid at the beginning...

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Employers failing as keep workplaces safe as restrictions lift, warns TUC

6 Apr 2021

As UK workplaces look gradually to open back up as lockdown restrictions are lifted, the TUC has warned that many...

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New Covid-19 risk assessment return-to-work guidelines launched

6 Apr 2021

SOM (the Society of Occupational Medicine) and the University of Glasgow have combined to launch new Covid-19 return-to-work guidelines that,...

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DVLA Swansea staff strike over Covid fears

6 Apr 2021

Staff at the DVLA in Swansea are staging a four-day strike over claims they are ‘scared to go to work’ because of Covid-19 concerns.

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People with asthma at only ‘modestly increased’ risk of severe Covid-19

1 Apr 2021

People with asthma have only a modestly increased risk of developing severe Covid-19 and requiring admission to hospital from the...

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Top 10 HR questions March 2021: IR35, vaccinations and SOSR

1 Apr 2021

Our monthly round-up of what's worrying HR. In March HR's questions focused on IR35 reforms...

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Google plans return to office from September

1 Apr 2021

Google has announced it is aiming to get more employees back into its offices from September.

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How to be a great employer in challenging times (webinar)

30 Mar 2021

ON-DEMAND | Sinead Sharpe and Ben Thompson join Rob Moss to look at how positive workplace culture can effect change.

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Young people disproportionately affected by Covid jobs hit

30 Mar 2021

Only a significant extension of youth employment schemes will mitigate the long-term damage to the economy, finds the Prince’s Trust.

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Can you afford to make staff redundant?

30 Mar 2021

Faced with financial pressures, reducing headcount seems the logical next step. But redundancy carries its own direct and hidden costs, and there are alternatives …

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