Commentary and analysis

All items: Health and safety

  • Coronavirus furlough scheme - the discrepancies causing concern for HR

    Date:
    23 April 2020

    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.

  • HR and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: A practical guide

    Date:
    23 April 2020

    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.

  • Keeping a global workforce engaged in times of crisis

    Date:
    22 April 2020

    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.

  • Financial wellbeing and the coronavirus crisis

    Date:
    21 April 2020

    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.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: How can HR manage ongoing disciplinary issues?

    Date:
    17 April 2020

    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.

  • Coronavirus: How HR is promoting health and wellbeing

    Date:
    16 April 2020

    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.

  • Coronavirus: How HR can help after the death of an employee

    Date:
    9 April 2020

    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.

  • Coronavirus: Ensuring the wellbeing of those still at work

    Date:
    9 April 2020

    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.

  • Directors' rights and responsibilities under CJRS

    Date:
    9 April 2020

    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.

  • Coronavirus: How can we prepare for a leader falling ill?

    Date:
    9 April 2020

    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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