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Flexible Working: Retaining your best staff post-pandemic

If you’re not offering flexible working, you may lose your best staff.  It’s estimated that a third of employees may quit their jobs if flexible working is not made permanent after the pandemic.  Have you considered the benefits of offering flexible working? This article explores these benefits and also looks at how not offering flexible …

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End of furlough: Worried you won’t be able to pay your staff

The furlough scheme is due to end on the 30th September 2021, with no signs of any further extension. If you are worried you will not be able to pay your staff from October onwards, what are your options? The scheme has been a blessing; perhaps the only way some businesses could have weathered the …

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Relaxing COVID restrictions: How to deal with employee challenges

With the Government now announcing a move to Step 4 of the Road Map on the 19th July 2021 and a relaxation on the restrictions, how can employers manage potential challenges and conflict in the workplace? Step 4 of the Government’s Road Map includes an easing of restrictions, such as social distancing, the wearing of …

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Managing holiday and holiday requests as lockdown eases

With the holiday season fast approaching, and with this year being very different, what are the holiday issues that employers may face. As restrictions start to ease, many employees are going to be eager to get away. Some staying in the UK, whilst others may venture overseas on foreign travel. This article considers some of …

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Preparing your workplace for the new normal

Employers are now being faced with various unprecedented challenges. One of those being preparing the workplace for the new normal, especially in situations where staff have been out of the workplace for so long. This article will cover the different aspects of preparing your business for the new normal. What should employers be doing to …

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Hybrid working: a new blended way of working

Research indicates that after the pandemic a lot of workers will want to continue to work from home at least some of the time, presenting new opportunities for organisations to establish new ways of working. In addition to this, we have heard about how some high profile companies, including BP, have told office-based staff that …

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COVID-19: Preparing your business for the ‘new normal’

Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the biggest business challenges of our time. Now, as businesses tentatively work towards reopening in part or full, it will be important to thoughtfully plan for this next phase and for the return to the workplace. It is not just thinking about the actual and physical return …

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Brexit implications on employment

This article explores the position with EU citizens (which is the label used within it to refer to EU/EEA/Swiss citizens) who are already in the UK, who arrived prior to 31st December 2020 and who arrive in the UK from 1st January 2021.   How will Brexit impact employment? The main impact of Brexit in employment law …

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