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Monitoring staff wellbeing when working remotely

June 3, 2021

When the Prime Minister announced lockdown in March 2020 it was hard to imagine a world where remote working would become the norm. Now, according to research by the BBC, almost all of the UK’s 50 largest employers intend to implement permanent flexible working after lockdown, and many other employers are following suit.

Furlough and probation periods: Where do we stand as an employer?

May 12, 2021

When taking on new staff, most employers choose to have probationary periods of three to six months which must be detailed in employment contracts by law. Probation periods ensure the opportunity to provide a thorough induction, monitor performance and enable employees to settle into their role.

Everything you need to know about making furloughed staff redundant

May 11, 2021

Making staff redundant is never something enjoyable. With the challenges the last year has thrown at businesses with COVID lockdown restrictions and the minefield of furlough the situation can be even more complicated. So, what do you do when you have to make the difficult decision to let staff go and they are on furlough?

Answering your COVID vaccine questions

March 23, 2021

With the four-stage roadmap out of lockdown in England now firmly in place, our focus has turned to...

New employment laws and statutory rates – what they mean for you

March 23, 2021

Employment laws are forever changing and with so much to keep on top of, it is hard to keep up...

How new immigration laws may impact

March 19, 2021

Although it seems like Brexit has been occupying our minds for a lifetime, it has finally happened and has brought with it changes to immigration law that businesses need to be aware of...

How ready is your business for Brexit?

January 21, 2021

At one point (pre-2020 we’d guess), we were all just a little bit fatigued by talk of Brexit. Well, it’s actually happened now and due to the pandemic taking all of our attention over the last few months, there’s a possibility that some businesses aren’t completely Brexit-ready...

The steps to take for making redundancies during COVID

December 15, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has had some devastating consequences for businesses. Whilst enterprises have valiantly rose to the challenges posed by ‘the new normal’ and workers have become champions in the juggling act that is home-working, there are sadly some companies left planning for...

Helping your business to survive any future lockdowns / local restrictions

November 23, 2020

Regardless of whether it’s a full national lockdown or a localised one, the impact of these ‘interruptions’ on businesses can be significant and far-reaching.It’s difficult to predict if, and when, further lockdowns will be required, but the Government’s ability to impose local restrictions where there is a...

What are the potential risks/issues with home-working and the Pandemic?

November 4, 2020

Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact on how we work, socialise, and live our daily lives. With the UK Government reversing their message of working from home (now encouraged wherever possible) it poses issues for Employers to contemplate regarding their staff and their mental health wellbeing.