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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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