Staffing strategies during Covid-19 are throwing up huge challenges for businesses. Effective workforce planning for your “new normal” is essential.
Businesses are reopening across England and looking to bring staff back to work after furlough.
It’s important to have a clear plan in place for effectively managing the process.
It is up to employers to decide when staff should return to work after furlough. But how do you identify if it’s the right time? Some staff may have genuine concerns about returning to work. Others may wish to return when you believe
Many businesses are bringing staff back to work after furlough leave. But how easy will they find it to come back to work? Trying to find your focus again after a 2-week holiday is bad enough. And holidays are generally restful and relaxing!
Businesses still able to operate during the Coronavirus outbreak have been asked to set up homeworking for staff where this is practically possible. For many businesses, staff working at home is not something they are familiar with managing. For other businesses, homeworking may
As of 23rd March 2020, Employees MUST work from home where possible during the current Coronavirus lockdown. Schools are now closed until further notice for all children, apart from the children of critical workers who have no other childcare options and cannot work
Effectively communicating redundancies is hugely important. Being made redundant is one of the most stressful experiences in modern life. How, and when, you communicate about redundancies can have a lasting impact. The better prepared you are the smoother the process will be when
What is Coronavirus? Coronaviruses are transmitted between animals and people. This is a new strain causing a new illness with flu/pneumonia-like symptoms. What are the symptoms? Common signs of infection include: respiratory symptoms fever / high temperature new or prolonged cough shortness of
Making staff redundant is stressful. For staff, and for managers. How you plan and manage staff redundancies can have a lasting impact on those affected. It can also impact your business reputation. How you plan and manage staff redundancies can have a lasting
As a manager, managing poor performance must be done in the right way. By managing your people well, you are also managing your business performance. Identifying Poor Performance If you find yourself managing an employee’s poor performance, you need to determine: what the
Disciplinary Meetings are a key part of a formal disciplinary process. If you decide to discipline an employee following an investigation, you should arrange a formal meeting. When undertaking a formal disciplinary process, you should be able to show the process has been
Occupational Health services help employers keep staff physically and mentally well at work. Businesses generally buy Occupational Health services from external providers when needed. Occupational Health professionals support employers in managing and supporting employees with medical conditions or disabilities. This may include advising
Pre-employment checks are a very important part of the recruitment process. They assist you to ensure you recruit the right person for a role. No matter how rigorous the interview process, you never really know how a potential employee will work out. You