12 months of 2020: September
Beau Jackson, December 21, 2020
In a year that has catapulted people professionals to the top of every agenda, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2020.
The government's first u-turn
Later on in the month, a spike in coronavirus then cases sees government perform a large-scale u-turn on its advice for workers to return to work where they can. This raises concerns about the impact sustained remote work with have on employee mental health, especially as most workers say they plan to carry annual leave over into the new year.
At the forefront of EDI
Demand for D&I professionals in UK workplaces also sees a sharp rise, as LinkedIn data shows the number of these roles increased by 58% over the past five years.
The best bits of HR magazine from September 2020:
Our cover story for the September/October issue asks what HR will need to be mindful of when bringing people back to the workplace after furlough – whether virtually or in-person.
As the job market is flooded with redundancies, our feature on recruitment examines what needs to be done to readjust the hiring process.
Our pensions feature explores the challenges of being a single parent saving for the future and the gender gap that pervades it.
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