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.Organisational design Recruitment Learning and development
Skills shortages worsened by the pandemic could be addressed if employers support staff to undertake just one hour of online learning a week, says psychologist Honey Langcaster-James.
The impact of the COVID-19 on employment relations has been felt across all organisations up and down the country. Many employees have adapted their working patterns and roles to quickly respond to rising challenges and demands.
Leadership skills such as coaching, onboarding and decision-making are the top of employers’ wish lists for 2021.
As we move into 2021 there is a selection of government-backed funds that can help businesses bounce back. Here we untangle the incentives, requirements, timelines and commitments of the available schemes to determine which is the best fit for your organisation.
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.
In a year that has catapulted people professionals to the top of every agenda, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2020.
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.
Too often during the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen inadequate, reactive approaches to increasingly prevalent mental health issues, particularly from businesses that in times of uncertainty perhaps have been focused more on the bottom line than the wellbeing of their employees.