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On 27 March the Government amended the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) to allow carry forward of up to four weeks accrued holiday leave. This will allow leave to be taken sometime in the following two years but only where the holiday leave was not taken in this current holiday year

Article by: Martin Chitty (partner) and Anna Fletcher (director) - Gowling WLG | Published: 3 April 2020

Putting the ‘human’ into virtual meetings

Google search analysis shows that interest in virtual meetings has reached record levels. Queries for ‘video meeting’ are 75% higher than a week ago and ‘video conferencing’ is also seeing increased search traffic. If they haven’t already, businesses are preparing to close their offices and ask people to work from home.

Article by: Vemun Waksvik, SVP of Marketing -Synergy SKY | Published: 1 April 2020

Creating a ‘third culture’ is essential for successful remote working

In the wake of the global Coronavirus pandemic, more and more organisations are facing the prospect of a dramatically increased remote workforce. Jane Sparrow, founder of The Culture Builders and remote working expert, explains why teams have to create a third culture for effective virtual collaboration.

Article by: Jane Sparrow, Founder and director - The Culture Builders | Published: 31 March 2020

Understanding what lay off and short time working means

Many businesses are suffering from the spread of coronavirus and considering what options are available to them to manage their workforce during this turbulent time. Clare Thomas, Solicitor at Bowcock and Pursaill says one option is to lay off employees or put them on short time working. Here is her advice:

Article by: Clare Thomas, Solicitor - Bowcock & Pursaill | Published: 30 March 2020

Top tips to motivate yourself and team working from home

Ian Cowley, Managing Director from Cartridge Save, shares his top tips for keeping you and your team motivated when working from home: One of the best ways to keep yourself motivated is to create a schedule so you know exactly what time you’re starting work and what tasks need to be completed...

Article by: Ian Cowley, Managing Director - Cartridge Save | Published: 29 March 2020

The role of your Employee Value Proposition in recruitment

Paydata discusses how the Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is one of the best tools available to organisations to recruit and engage employees. Paydata outlines the elements of a strong EVP that can be used by employers to overcome the skills shortage and give them a competitive advantage in the war for talent.

Article by: Tim Kellett, Director - Paydata | Published: 29 March 2020

Managing A Remote Workforce on Global Scale During Coronavirus

What if this is the opportunity for remote work without geographical borders? Persons could be employed across the globe. This would address unemployment, add to skills development and positively “disrupt” traditional employment models.

Article by: Sherisa Rajah and Wesley Fletcher, Attorneys - Fasken | Published: 27 March 2020

Top homeworking tips from a veteran homeworker

I may have 20 years of home working experience but I recognise for many this is the exception rather than the rule. Here are some very practical tips I have found help in making it a stress free, effective, experience.

Article by: Dominic Irvine, Epiphanies LLP | Published: 26 March 2020

Dealing with increases of stress and anxiety of homeworkers

With a government directive to work from home where possible due to Coronavirus, many companies are asking their staff to do this for the first time. The practicality and reality of working from home can cause stress and anxiety, so employers should consider providing support for their mental health during this unprecendented time.

Article by: Brett Hill, Distribution Director - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 25 March 2020