COVID-19

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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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Staying productive and sane whilst working from home

The whole world has had to pivot to working from home – or working remotely, and unless you were already used to it, for some working from home has been a dream – but for others it has been a nightmare. When we think about being productive and remaining sane, this should also include keeping …

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Employees and Company Social Media: the rules when Working from Home

It is important that businesses continue posting social media content during lockdown. This may be to keep in touch with your clients and customers, to attract new perspective clients and customers or to maintain your brand awareness whilst face to face meetings and networking are non existent. However, if your staff are posting on behalf …

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Holiday and Quarantine – what are the rules?

More countries are now being added to the list of countries that travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days. This article explores what these changes means for employers and employees. Can an employee returning to the UK from the countries on the list come into work? No, an individual returning from these countries cannot …

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