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Virtual recruitment will remain post-COVID

Two thirds of businesses have successfully interviewed, offered and onboarded new starters virtually during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to an international survey of senior business leaders across industries.

Contributor: Seb O’Connell, President EMEA - Cielo | Published: 20 June 2020

One in four serious injuries occur in the workplace

New research into injury incidents in the UK reveals that a shocking proportion of the population has suffered a severe injury at work within the last five years.

Contributor: Adrian Denson, chief legal officer - Fletchers Serious Injury | Published: 19 June 2020

If virtual working is here to stay, it presents serious challenges

Advanced Workplace Institute (AWI), a global workplace management body, has conducted a study of 750 academic papers to decipher the damage that the Covid-19 home working revolution is doing to organisational team dynamics.

Contributor: ndrew Mawson - Advanced Workplace Institute | Published: 18 June 2020

What’s next post covid-19? We interview Scott Northcutt, Senior VP, HR at Bacardi

Watch our Covid-19 video interviews with HR Directors and Senior HR Practitioners as they share their concerns and challenges for their employees and their organisation. In this second in the series, we talk to Scott Northcutt, Senior Vice President- Human Resources, Bacardi Limited.

Contributor: theHRDirector.com | Published: 17 June 2020

Professional jobs data shows first rise in three months

- Vacancies for professional permanent roles up by 23% in the last week of May compared to the first week - Vacancies for professional contract roles up by 37% in the last week of May compared to the first week -Interviews in the last week of May were up 30% compared with the first week of the month

Contributor: Ann Swain, CEO - APSCo | Published: 17 June 2020

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Britain faces an anxiety crisis as people return to work

Introduce new policies - It is also a simple way to reduce anxiety. If employees need to commute using public transport, allow them work flexible hours so they are traveling at different times and avoiding busy periods. If you don’t have policies in place to support flexible working or allow employees to work from home, now is the time to introduce them. Our results show that employees want to continue some of their new working practices, and this is something businesses will need to consider moving out of the pandemic.

Contributor: Alaana Linney, Sales Director - Bupa UK Health Clinics | Published: 16 June 2020

Why HR needs to change post-pandemic

The pivotal role played by HR teams during the Coronavirus crisis has thrust the function into the spotlight and demonstrated the importance of an effective people strategy.

Contributor: Hanno Renner, co-founder and CEO of Personio | Published: 15 June 2020

Sixty percent want to stay at home after COVID-19

Over half (60%) of people surveyed said they would like to work from home if they had the choice. What’s more, 52.6% said they don’t want to return back to a normal office after COVID-19. 

Contributor: Paul Ansorge - The Reach Approach | Published: 14 June 2020

Why do UK employees feel Like They don’t belong?

Just 32 percent of UK office workers feel as though they completely belong within their company, despite this being essential in order for employees to feel motivated and loyal, according to new research. In fact, over a third claim they have no bond with their employer at all.

Contributor: Will Akerman, Founder and Managing Director - MyKindaFuture | Published: 14 June 2020

Half of businesses not ready for safe return to work

Half of companies are not ready for a safe return to work, as they have no way of monitoring the impact of Covid-19 on employees, according to e-days, the absence intelligence platform.

Contributor: Steve Arnold, CEO - e-days | Published: 13 June 2020