Commentary and analysis

All items: Managing employees/workers

  • Long COVID: Potential scenarios for HR and how to deal with them

    Date:
    20 July 2021

    We set out some possible scenarios that HR professionals may face in relation to long COVID, and explain how they could tackle them.

  • Employers' guide to Euro 2020: Five goals for your workplace

    Date:
    2 June 2021

    Employers should plan ahead to make the most of the positive impact that this large sporting event can have on staff mental health and morale. However, employers also need to take steps to minimise disruption, particularly as a number of games take place during normal office hours and in the early evening.

  • Five potential HR holiday dilemmas this summer

    Date:
    25 May 2021

    As restrictions on international travel ease, we highlight five potential annual leave issues that employers could face this summer and explain how HR professionals can tackle them.

  • Hybrid working: Your HR questions answered

    Date:
    24 May 2021

    Instead of simply reverting to pre-lockdown ways of working, many organisations are thinking about whether to adopt a hybrid working model on a permanent basis. We take you through the key things you need to think about before switching to hybrid working.

  • Pregnancy loss: Supporting employees affected by termination for medical reasons

    Date:
    19 May 2021

    Pregnancy loss charities have welcomed recent initiatives by some employers to offer paid time off to employees affected by miscarriage or stillbirth. One form of pregnancy loss that is rarely talked about, however, is termination for medical reasons. Jane Fisher takes us through the specific difficulties that can arise and how employers can help.

  • Planning the future of your workplace: Six things for HR to consider

    Date:
    26 April 2021

    The scale and duration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the enforced shift to home-based working has led many organisations to think about the future of the workplace and a move towards a hybrid or blended working model. Gemma Dale takes us through six areas for HR to consider as part of its planning process.

  • Homeworking: Helping employees to balance work and caring commitments

    Date:
    22 March 2021

    Lockdown has brought many challenges for employers and employees alike - not least those who have had to juggle their day-to-day work with home schooling a child or caring for another dependant. Graham Brown takes a look at ways in which employers can help support working carers and parents.

  • April 2021 employment law changes: Five things for HR to do

    Date:
    9 March 2021

    While continuing to deal with the impact of coronavirus, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the usual raft of April employment law changes. In April 2021, these changes include the extension of IR35 reforms to the private sector, a tweak to the national minimum wage age bands, and increases to statutory redundancy pay and statutory maternity pay.

  • How to keep LGBT employees safe abroad

    Date:
    8 February 2021

    It may not seem a burning issue amid travel restrictions brought about by the pandemic, but for international professional services firms, there are a plethora of reasons to meet the needs of LGBT+ employees who need to travel or be resident abroad.

  • Employment law changes: Seven major proposals that may progress in 2021

    Date:
    1 February 2021

    Many proposed employment law changes that the Government has put forward in the last few years have stalled, mainly as a result of the focus on Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic. Which proposals could be resurrected in 2021 and what would they mean for employers?

About this category

Commentary and analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to managing employees/workers.