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HR needs more autonomy to support employee financial wellbeing

?The majority (88%) of employers have said that upper management could do more to promote the financial wellbeing of their employees, and HR’s autonomy to act on the issue could be the answer.

UK faces a 'tsunami' of unemployment in the Autumn

?The TUC is encouraging the government to create a new job protection and upskilling programme as the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) comes to a close next month.

COVID-19 challenges faced by overseas employees

?Managing an international workforce during COVID-19 has added an extra layer of challenges due to the ever-shifting rules and regulations to contain the spread of the virus. It’s important that...

HR needs to expand its role for coronavirus recovery, finds report

?HR teams must broaden their expertise and work directly with other functional areas of business as organisations recover from the impact of coronavirus, according to a new report from the Josh Bersin...

Employers advised to seek remote work balance as high street suffers

In a controversial move, the UK government is set to launch a new campaign to encourage workers to return to offices in response to economic concerns of the high street.

Talent named top threat to post-pandemic business by CEOs

??Talent has been named the most significant threat to business growth since the emergence of COVID-19, yet CEOs are still more likely to spend on technology than they are on people.

Supporting a brain injured employee during COVID-19

As we approach six months of COVID-19, businesses are under an intensifying spotlight to balance the pressures of surviving the economic disruption while also supporting their employees.

Test, track and trace in the workplace

We’ve had plenty of mantras during coronavirus. First it was ‘stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.’ Then England moved to ‘stay alert, control the virus, save lives.’ The next evolution, as...

Human mobility is at a standstill, and it may never be the same

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has disrupted every aspect of human life in recent months, including bringing all forms of human mobility to a complete standstill – from walking to the shop, to...

What are your employment rights in quarantine if you can’t work from home?

On 25 July 2020, the UK government announced the removal of Spain from its travel corridor exemption list, giving most holiday-makers just hours to try to get an immediate flight home or otherwise...

The return to work: managing the fallout from furlough

Owing to the pandemic, an estimated 7.5 million UK jobs were put on furlough between 20 April and 10 May 2020. With that figure coming close to almost a quarter of the British population, the...

HR and L&D leaders call for more engagement in social policy

?Environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies are becoming more important to HR leaders.

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