Workers who have been asked to self-isolate via NHS Test and Trace face uncertainty when claiming compensation, new CIPD research has found.Wellbeing Employee benefits
COVID-19 has exacerbated unemployment and social exclusion among young people who are facing an increasingly disrupted and challenging jobs market.
The number of claims received by employment tribunals has jumped 27% in the last year to 42,392, according to employment law firm GQ Littler.
One of the greatest HR challenges in the workplace over the next decade will be the relationship between people and technology. Einstein gloomily wrote at the start of the 20th-century technological revolution: “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”
2021 could be a notable year for freelancers as demand for them has increased according to a nationwide survey by online job site PeoplePerHour.
Due to COVID-19, employers and their HR teams across the country have been adjusting to managing employees remotely and the many challenges this poses. One of the main stumbling blocks has been how to cultivate a positive workplace culture when they are no longer within the same four walls.
CIPD Scotland has called for a reform of Scotland’s skills system and further employer incentives to tackle shortages and aid the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Many organisations in the UK are getting to grips with the fact that free movement officially ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. The ramifications of this should not be underestimated.