Internal communications

Hours of the workday are being wasted on video calls

Employees have wasted an estimated 56 hours since lockdown in preparing for and getting back into work after video calls.

Maintaining engagement in a post-COVID workplace

?In a pre-COVID-19 world, workers across the globe envisioned remote work as a way of striking the ultimate work-life balance. Fast forward to March 2020 when remote working became normalised...

Workers missing teamwork and friendship in pandemic

?Employees feel less connected to their leaders, teammates and friends compared to their lives before the coronavirus pandemic.

Are you living at the office or working from home?

How businesses are treading the fine-line between employee support and overstimulation as internal comms steps up to the plate in crisis

HR which maintains trust with employees more likely to succeed in pandemic recession

Companies with comprehensive human resource management (HRM) practices and union relationships are more likely to survive a deep recession, say researchers.

National Bereavement Service launches grief support and counselling service

The National Bereavement Service (NBS) has launched a grief support and counselling service to help its staff and customers.

Employers warned of risk of ‘sleepwalking’ into a society lacking human connection

?According to the latest ONS data, 3.3 million people in the UK are often or always lonely. Due to lockdown and the social restrictions put in place due to coronavirus, this figure is expected to rise...

Clear face mask backing needed to support UK's deaf community

?Not for profit Business Disability Forum has called on government to recommend the use of clear face coverings and help the 12 million people in the UK who are deaf or living with hearing loss.

Parents need more protections to return to work

?Employer discretion under new return to work guidance in England could put parents at risk.

Repayment of furlough: transparency in overdrive?

The government's furlough scheme saw billions handed out, staving off the need for redundancies.

Lack of motivation in employees down to pandemic goal setting

Almost half (45%) of UK businesses have reported feeling confused about what goals to prioritise during the pandemic, impacting motivation levels and teamwork.

Employees more likely to trust employers’ return to work plans than government guidance

One in five UK employees have said that they don’t trust the government’s return to work advice at all compared to one in 10 people who distrust their employer’s decisions about going back to the...

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