We are increasingly hearing about organisations that are purpose-led. With vision, mission and brand statements, companies are wearing their hearts on their sleeves and talking about more than profits.
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 vaccine.
You may have seen in that Boris Johnson’s government has made the decision to terminate unconscious bias training for civil servants, with ministers claiming it doesn’t work and citing a report which claims to have found no evidence of changing attitudes or improved workplace equality.
The UK government has confirmed it will extend the furlough scheme until April 2021 to provide more support for the nation’s jobs and businesses.
There has been a significant increase in UK companies hiring people internally since the pandemic started. In fact, according to LinkedIn, between April and August this year, internal hiring increased by 20% compared to the same time last year.
HR up and down the UK is introducing new employees to the workplace and supporting those who have continued to work both physically and in remote locations. We highlight just a few of the many brilliant initiatives HR is leading to help employees throughout a COVID winter.
The UK’s new work visas, under the points-based immigration system, will put pressure on employers to respond quickly and make long-term decisions about their workforce sooner rather than later.
A sharp decrease in the inflow of migrant workers could lead to a skills shortage just as the economy begins to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since March, the spread of COVID-19 and resulting national lockdowns have led to significant job losses around the country. However, a no-deal Brexit could lead to even more.