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  • Coronavirus: The HR challenges continue

    29 September 2020

    After a period of relative stability, the number of COVID-19 cases is on an upward curve. Local lockdowns have been enforced and government guidelines are constantly changing, all of which presents new and ongoing challenges for HR.

  • Supporting neurodivergent staff in the post-lockdown workplace

    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.

  • Neurodiversity: The impact of lockdown and social isolation

    4 May 2020

    Many of us are neurodivergent and HR always has to be aware of mental pressures people are being put under by the current crisis. Matthew Trerise and Dr Angela Armstrong discuss the challenges neurodivergent individuals may experience due to lockdown and social isolation, with tips on how to help manage them.

  • Financial wellbeing and the coronavirus crisis

    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: How HR is promoting health and wellbeing

    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

    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.

  • We're living in capsules now, but let's take the positives

    9 April 2020

    In the first in a series of posts about living and working at home, dealing with the challenges and conflicts that may occur, Professor Binna Kandola finds that the "capsule environment" can be a positive experience, one we will look back on with pride.

  • Coronavirus: Ensuring the wellbeing of those still at work

    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.

  • Mental health support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

    7 April 2020

    Regular communications, mental health first-aiders, employee assistance programmes and online resources all have an important part to play in employers' efforts to support their employees' mental health during the current crisis.

  • Menopause support in the police sector

    31 July 2019

    We look at how the menopause can affect women working in the police sector and some of the initiatives that are being taken to support them.

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