With the recently published Treasury Direction on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) seemingly at odds with the HMRC guidance in some key areas, consultant editor Darren Newman considers the implications for HR and employers.
The Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme formally opened for grant applications on 20 April. Graham Brown reports on employers' experiences of the online application portal and the wider issues that HR needs to consider when using the scheme.
It's been a challenge for HR professionals everywhere to get employees on board with new ways of working, but how can you maintain engagement and momentum if that workforce is dispersed across the globe? Nicole Sahin, CEO and founder of Globalization Partners, offers some advice.
HR will be aware of the financial problems many employees are facing as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here are some steps that employers could take to help with short-term and long-term employee wellbeing.
With the coronavirus crisis resulting in an unexpected period of homeworking for much of the workforce, consultant editor Darren Newman considers the approach HR might take to managing employee relations processes during this time.
As the lockdown in the UK continues, employees are coming to terms with several more weeks of being confined to their homes, or facing the risk of going to work. Sheila Attwood looks at what HR is doing to help employees maintain good mental health and wellbeing.
When an employee dies, HR needs to ensure that the news is communicated sensitively and managers support their teams as they grieve. This will be more difficult than ever during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Jo Faragher shares some expert guidance.
For many key workers, homeworking is not an option. Graham Brown looks at how employers are attempting to keep those people who still need to go in to work healthy and engaged during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
On 4 April, HM Revenue and Customs published new guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Up until now, there has been much debate over whether directors can be furloughed under the CJRS. Nabila Chikhi and Emilie Cole of law firm Irwin Mitchell discuss the furloughing of directors and what work they can still do when on furlough as statutory office holders.
With the Prime Minister in intensive care, the Cabinet is finding a new "business as usual" while its leader recuperates. As more organisations could face periods of self-isolation or worse for senior managers, how can they prepare?
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