Commentary and analysis

All items: Health and safety

  • New tier system: What will it mean for employers?

    Date:
    26 November 2020

    When England's lockdown is lifted on 2 December, a new, more stringent regional "tier" system will be introduced that will bring in different levels of restrictions that are designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 based on the infection rate in different parts of the country.

  • A fifth of disabled workers had work from home requests turned down during pandemic

    Date:
    24 November 2020

    One in five disabled employees has had their request to work from home, be furloughed or redeployed during the pandemic turned down.

  • Extended furlough scheme - the issues that HR need to know about

    Date:
    23 November 2020

    The extended furlough scheme has already been the subject of revised government guidance and a subsequent Treasury Direction. Consultant editor Darren Newman examines the extended scheme and the issues that it presents for HR and employers.

  • Furlough extension: practical implications for HR

    Date:
    11 November 2020

    Following the announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be in place until March 2021 and will cover 80% of wages again, Sungjin Park looks at some of the practicalities for HR.

  • Employment law: Seven key tasks for HR in 2021

    Date:
    11 November 2020

    2020 was the year that HR was required to react to the unexpected, but it's now time to plan for the known challenges in the coming year. We look at what HR can do to prepare for 2021.

  • Managing international business travel during coronavirus and Brexit

    Date:
    29 October 2020

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made business travel increasingly complex, and the end of the Brexit transition period could complicate it further. Louise Haycock and Heidi Cook of Fragomen outline the key issues that employers need to consider when employees undertake international travel for work.

  • Managing conflict: How are investigations holding up in the pandemic?

    Date:
    6 October 2020

    Just because a high proportion of employees are away from the office does not mean conflict has disappeared - in some ways it has become more complex, and HR teams are calling in independent mediators and investigators for support. Personnel Today spoke to a team of investigators about navigating employee grievances remotely.

  • A return to working from home - five things for HR to consider

    Date:
    29 September 2020

    Latest announcements from the UK Government on managing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic include recommending employees should once again work from home and new measures to subsidise wages. Graham Brown looks at the implications of these new announcements for employers and how HR can ensure they and their organisations are well prepared for the possible introduction of further strict lockdowns at a local or national level.

  • Coronavirus: The HR challenges continue

    Date:
    29 September 2020

    After a period of relative stability, the number of COVID-19 cases is on an upward curve. Local lockdowns have been enforced and government guidelines are constantly changing, all of which presents new and ongoing challenges for HR.

  • Covid-19 and recession: Is redundancy the only option?

    Date:
    15 September 2020

    With job losses never far from the headlines and the end of the furlough scheme looming, businesses are evaluating the future shape of their workforce. Adam Penman explains how HR should approach redundancy decisions and reflects on the alternatives.

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