Commentary and analysis

All items: Managing employees/workers

  • How will employers fare under the new immigration system?

    Date:
    1 December 2020

    The UK's new immigration system opens for visa applications today (1 December 2020). Brought in under Brexit, will the system make it easier or harder for employers to have access to skilled personnel?

  • Managing international business travel during coronavirus and Brexit

    Date:
    29 October 2020

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made business travel increasingly complex, and the end of the Brexit transition period could complicate it further. Louise Haycock and Heidi Cook of Fragomen outline the key issues that employers need to consider when employees undertake international travel for work.

  • Managing conflict: How are investigations holding up in the pandemic?

    Date:
    6 October 2020

    Just because a high proportion of employees are away from the office does not mean conflict has disappeared - in some ways it has become more complex, and HR teams are calling in independent mediators and investigators for support. Personnel Today spoke to a team of investigators about navigating employee grievances remotely.

  • Could a scholarship help you achieve your people goals?

    Date:
    29 September 2020

    Offering a scholarship is not just for universities and other educational institutions, it could be a way to fulfil some of your organisation's HR goals. Karen Kennard explains how an employer scholarship can support increased diversity, social mobility and future talent pipelines.

  • A return to working from home - five things for HR to consider

    Date:
    29 September 2020

    Latest announcements from the UK Government on managing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic include recommending employees should once again work from home and new measures to subsidise wages. Graham Brown looks at the implications of these new announcements for employers and how HR can ensure they and their organisations are well prepared for the possible introduction of further strict lockdowns at a local or national level.

  • Why virtual onboarding can still be a warm welcome

    Date:
    9 September 2020

    It may be a tough labour market at the moment, but a number of key sectors continue to hire and many graduate schemes are still going ahead. But how are they welcoming new starters into the business when a face-to-face induction is not always possible?

  • "All views my own": Monitoring employees' social media

    Date:
    18 August 2020

    Social media has grown in use exponentially since Facebook was launched 16 years ago, and so has the risk to users. Daniel Piddington examines how employers can keep an eye on their staff's social media posts without falling foul of the law.

  • New immigration guidelines: What do employers need to know?

    Date:
    17 August 2020

    While Brexit preparations might still seem a distant set of priorities for some organisations, last month the government issued more detailed guidance on how the new points-based immigration framework would operate from the start of 2021. Claire Nilson and Hodon Anastasi outline the main points.

  • GDPR: Business needs Europe-wide track and trace cohesion

    Date:
    7 August 2020

    A more coordinated approach across Europe over what track and trace measures employers can use would allow businesses to return employees to work more safely and avoid the risks of a legal minefield, a leading law firm is arguing.

  • Supporting neurodivergent staff in the post-lockdown workplace

    Date:
    31 July 2020

    Matthew Trerise and Angela Armstrong discuss the challenges neurodivergent people may experience when returning to the workplace post-lockdown, with practical tips on reintegrating employees.

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