The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the health and safety of individuals in the workplace to come under much closer inspection, meaning that employees are now more aware of what steps they can take if they believe their employer is not providing a safe working environment. Section 44 of The Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA) […]
Mental health has become a prevalent topic over time and all-the-more important during the Covid-19 pandemic. Rightfully so too as the pandemic has seen a spike in the number of people reporting mental health issues at work, and many experts have indicated that a mental health pandemic could be on the horizon. The first step to aiding with […]
On the 11th of March 2021 WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and twelve days later Boris Johnson announced that the UK was being put under its first national lockdown.
Every year we await the inevitable winter weather, but always seem surprised when it arrives bringing the UK to a standstill. Recently, temperatures have been frequently dropping below freezing with snow and frosty winds and if previous years are anything to go by then we may have weeks of it still to come!
Last year, as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a steady rise in the number of redundancies in the UK. By the end of December the number of redundancies had reached a record high of 370,000 with the number likely to still rise throughout 2021 as businesses continue to feel the impact […]
As we kick off a new year, many employers will be assessing their systems and processes to find ways in which to improve.In doing so, you may come across some business practices that you don’t currently provide which could have a positive impact on your employees; one of these being staff appraisals. Staff appraisals, or […]
The coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS) has been extended till 30th April 2021. The extension of the furlough scheme has predominately remained the same, in that: Any employer can use the scheme and they do not previously have had to have used the CJRS; Employees must have been on RTI as of 30thOctober 2020; The […]
We know it has been said far too many times already over the last 10 months, but this year has been unlike any we have experienced in our lifetime and a difficult one for most of us. There have been many adjustments we’ve had to make in our day to day lives from wearing face […]
Since the first national lockdown in March, the government have implemented several schemes to provide financial support to businesses and workers and help boost the economy. However, even with the Job Retention Scheme, and countless others, the level of unemployment in the UK has reached a record high with 538,000 under-25s claiming Universal Credit (as […]
It was recently revealed that a shocking 1 in 5 employees leave within their first 45 days of employment directly as a result of a bad recruitment and onboarding process.