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Welcoming new employees in a socially distanced way

Many organisations are working out how to normalise the working from home arrangements that were initially thought to be temporary.  Some employers have indicated that they will be expecting staff to carry on working from home for the rest of the year at least.  But one big question remains for those businesses and those on

Article by: Helen Astill, MD - Cherington HR Ltd. | Published: 16 June 2020

Managing employees’ feelings of loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic

When we think about loneliness, we often think about isolation from family and loved ones, but employees often spend more time with their colleagues than anyone else and as such, changes to the working environment can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of individuals.

Article by: Naomi Thompson | Published: 16 June 2020

Top tips for managing successful transition back into the workplace 

The biggest mistake will be for employers to treat the return to work as ‘business as usual’. The fact is that we are about to enter a new world, not re-enter the old one. Looking after the whole person – including their physical, mental, financial and social wellbeing – will be critically important to support employees through this process. Companies which provide the right care through this transition will be rewarded with a team ready to take on the post-lockdown world.    

Article by: Rebekah Tapping, group HR director - Personal Group  | Published: 15 June 2020

Covid-19 has ushered in a paradigm shift in upskilling

Rather than press the pause button on closing skill gaps, this crisis has created an unprecedented urgency to ramp up upskilling interventions. But not in ways we thought so previously. COVID-19 is rewriting the playbook on upskilling. Here are four shifts we expect to see shaping the way we think about workforce upskilling.

Article by: Dr Parves Khan, Global Research & Insights Director - Pearson PLC | Published: 14 June 2020

Don’t forget HR teams need looking after too in these turbulent times

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, stress and mental health issues have been on the rise. Qualtrics research shows that 49% of UK workers have admitted they’ve seen a decline in their mental health since working from home.

Article by: Catherine Thurtle, Content Strategist - Qualtrics | Published: 13 June 2020

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Can prejudice ever be eradicated?

The killing of George Floyd presents organisations with the opportunity of keeping the Equality conversation going and maintains the momentum for change but only if they know how.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 12 June 2020

Reimagining what is Possible

COVID-19 has pushed many of us into remote work situations, something many workers had been asking for before the pandemic entered the conversation. And while at least 30% of employees had worked remotely prior to COVID-19, adapting to this new normal has been a huge transition for others.

Article by: Jo Deal, Chief Human Resources Officer - LogMeIn | Published: 12 June 2020

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The Challenges of Managing a Workforce during a Pandemic

An interview with Sandra Hannon, Global Head of Human Resources, Solve.Care who talks about the challenges of managing the workforce through the covid-19 crisis, her concerns for her employees, how to manage a staged return and what her organization has learnt from the pandemic.

Article by: Sandra Hannon, Global Head of Human Resources, Solve.Care | Published: 11 June 2020