As the national discussion moves on to how the UK will return to work and whether things will ever return to 'normal', Brian Kropp of global advisory organisation Gartner speaks to Adam McCulloch about the post-lockdown workplace environment.
As international travel remains disrupted, the Home Office has confirmed people planning to live and work in the UK can request a replacement visa with extended validity dates. But does this change leave more questions than answers? Chetal Patel, partner at Bates Wells, looks at some areas of confusion.
Businesses that continue to attract top talent will have a greater ability to recover after coronavirus restrictions are loosened. But how can they ensure they have a strong brand and are engaging with candidates while most are working at home? Jasmine Yule and Angela Lewis of recruitment firm Morgan McKinley offer some advice.
Few would argue that HR teams have not been busy since the coronavirus took hold some weeks ago, but how has this affected how they manage their teams and allocate resource? Jo Faragher examines the outbreak's impact on the role of HR.
One current issue for HR is those employees who are concerned about being required to come into work during the coronavirus crisis. Consultant editor Darren Newman considers what the health and safety provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996 mean for such employees.
Employers of essential workers in England who are self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus can refer them for Covid-19 testing, meaning they can return to work if they test negative. Staff can also book tests directly.
Although the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme currently offers a short-term alternative to redundancies, when it comes to an end there is no doubt that many organisations will have no alternative but to make some of their workforce redundant. This raises the question for HR of how the redundancy consultation obligations run alongside this period of furlough. Consultant editor Darren Newman examines the issues.
With many employers potentially having to make redundancies as a result of the coronavirus crisis, consultant editor Darren Newman considers the likelihood of the "special circumstances" defence applying if they fail to comply with their collective consultation obligations.
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