Commentary and analysis

All items: Health and safety

  • Returning to work: Eight challenges identified by HR professionals

    Date:
    21 May 2020

    Employers in England are being encouraged to reopen workplaces to staff who cannot work from home, while those in other parts of the UK are likely to be making plans ahead of similar moves. Sheila Attwood reports on how respondents to XpertHR's fourth HR and coronavirus survey are preparing for the return to work.

  • Police sector: Returning to duty during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

    Date:
    19 May 2020

    We look at how the police service is bringing returners back into its workforce to help support policing needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • Return to work: Employers' questions answered

    Date:
    14 May 2020

    Can our office reopen yet? Do we have to provide staff with PPE? Many concerns about the return to work still remain. Joanne Moseley, senior associate at law firm Irwin Mitchell, rounds up some of the most frequently asked questions and explains what the current guidance says employers should do.

  • Gender pay gap reporting and the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Date:
    14 May 2020

    With penalties for failing to publish gender pay gap reports for 2019/20 suspended due to the pandemic, and a lack of clarity about reporting dates for 2020/21, Jo Faragher examines the data and fears that equality may fall off the agenda for some companies.

  • Why graduate recruitment doesn't need to be on lockdown

    Date:
    13 May 2020

    Although some organisations may be putting graduate recruitment and internships on hold to reduce cost, there's no reason why they should be postponed for practical reasons. Nicola Sullivan looks at how technology can allow new recruits to work, learn and meet colleagues entirely online.

  • Furlough: What counts as pensionable salary?

    Date:
    12 May 2020

    With almost a quarter of roles in the UK now accessing the Government's furlough scheme, many employers have raised questions around salary sacrifice and pensions contributions. Rachel Meadows outlines the additional costs and risks organisations could face.

  • People analytics and HR lead the way through the coronavirus pandemic

    Date:
    5 May 2020

    The People Analytics and Future of Work (PAFOW) conference profiled initiatives that are helping organisations around the world use data to deal with workforce issues caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Michael Carty reports.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the rise of remote recruitment

    Date:
    5 May 2020

    With social distancing guidelines and the increase in remote working due to the coronavirus, employers have been forced to rethink how they recruit and select staff. Graham Brown reports on the rise of video interviews and remoteĀ onboarding of new starters.

  • Calculating notice pay for employees on furlough

    Date:
    4 May 2020

    The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was created at such speed that it created many unanswered questions. The government has addressed many of these each time it releases a new iteration of the guidance. But, as Daniel Barnett examines, there is still an unclear issue.

  • Neurodiversity: The impact of lockdown and social isolation

    Date:
    4 May 2020

    Many of us are neurodivergent and HR always has to be aware of mental pressures people are being put under by the current crisis. Matthew Trerise and Dr Angela Armstrong discuss the challenges neurodivergent individuals may experience due to lockdown and social isolation, with tips on how to help manage them.

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