Self-isolation compensation ineffective, CIPD calls for review

Workers who have been asked to self-isolate via NHS Test and Trace face uncertainty when claiming compensation, new CIPD research has found.

Digital support with a human touch: using apps to combat lockdown challenges

To help its workforce adjust to the challenges of lockdown, insurance giant Aviva adopted app-based assistance backed up with a personal approach.

HR should offer more support to introvert employees

Introverts and younger workers are in need of tailored support from employers as the UK adjusts to its third national lockdown.

Workers prepared to take pay cut for fully remote roles

Three quarters of UK office workers said they would take a pay cut to guarantee a fully remote role allowing them to work from anywhere.

Employees continue overworking during third lockdown

HR teams need to be wary that the third UK national lockdown may lead to staff working overtime and feeling burnt out.

HR should offer furlough to working parents, TUC says

A last-minute decision by ministers to close some schools after the Christmas break has left many working parents without childcare.

Could bots help to solve employee mental health problems?

Many businesses are turning to bots to encourage workers to be more communicative about issues and to help identify mental health problems, says Jo Gallacher

HR calls for clarity on COVID vaccinations

The UK government has been urged to outline its guidance on employer rights when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations.

How HR executives can plan for the introduction of a COVID-19 vaccine

After an unprecedented year, the UK has started to roll out COVID-19 vaccinations. At this stage, decisions as to how, when, and who will be vaccinated are in government hands and will likely remain...

Preparing for tier 4 in the workplace

As London and most of South East England will enter into a full lockdown over the Christmas period, and other regions may face harsher restrictions in the weeks ahead, people professionals may be...

COVID-19 vaccine will slow business uptake of the Job Retention Scheme

The Job Retention Scheme (JRS) will continue to be a lifeline for some businesses in 2021, however fewer HR leaders will be using the scheme in the new year thanks to optimism around the coronavirus...

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