Despite the coronavirus pandemic, UK sickness absence fell last year, sparking fears that employees are continuing to work while ill and working from home.
The easing of lockdown restrictions on 19 July in England has worried employers, as the change to face covering and social distancing rules could divide the UK workforce.
Reports highlighting racism in UK business are leading companies to distance themselves from the widely used BAME acronym.
Employees are less confident about asking for a pay rise than they were pre-pandemic as they fear their company has struggled financially over the past 18 months.
Employers need to be wary of false identity documents following the deadline for EU workers to apply for settled status ending.
The difference in flexible working arrangements being offered to different regions across the UK risks fracturing the workforce, cautions the CIPD.
Today (30 June), Tulip Siddiq, Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, has proposed a new Bill to parliament that would give workers the right to flexible work.
Panellists at yesterday's (29 June) HR Lunchtime Debate discussed how businesses need to be prepared for cultural change and adaptable to a new set of circumstances employees now find themselves in.
HMRC have carried out over 12,000 investigations relating to misuse of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and Eat Out to Help Out (EOHO).