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How will the pandemic experience shape the future of L&D?

Without tangibly evidencing employee improvement and competency to key stakeholders, L&D teams are a putting their own roles at risk and may actually be providing firms with further leverage to consider slashing learning budgets in the future.

Contributor: Adrian Harvey, CEO - Elephants Don't Forget | Published: 6 February 2021

The office is not dead… some even miss the commute

We were expecting everyone to say they looked back upon commuting and physical meetings in the same way most people view the practice of dressing for dinner in the 19th century. But almost twice as many people miss business travel than think it looks outdated

Contributor: Victoria Short, CEO - Randstad UK | Published: 5 February 2021

Employers urged to show common sense and understanding over home schooling

Businesses face longer-term problems if bosses do not show common sense and sympathy to help staff balance work and home schooling, an employment law expert says. Ben Doherty, Head of Employment at Scottish legal firm Lindsays, has issued a reminder that flexible furlough can be used to help manage professional and personal demands.

Contributor: Ben Doherty, Partner and Head of Employment - Lindsays | Published: 5 February 2021

Litigation boom as COVID-19 sparks wave of claims

New research by global risk management and insurance brokerage Gallagher finds seven in 10 claims management firms have already had claims registered and they predict claims will cause a 40% rise in litigation compared to previous years.

Contributor: Neil Hodgson, Managing Director - Gallagher Risk Management, | Published: 2 February 2021

Employers warned not to force employees to take COVID-19 vaccine

UK employers can’t force their employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, XpertHR warns as it launches new HR resources on vaccinations for staff - but they should inform their workforce about the vaccination programme and encourage them to be vaccinated.

Contributor: Jeya Thiruchelvam, Managing Editor - XpertHR | Published: 13 January 2021

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COVID now causing career lockdown

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Contributor: Rob Davis, Solutions & Services Business Manager - Sharp | Published: 4 January 2021

Work should be done, where it produces the best outcome for all

In the next in our series of Covid-19 interviews with Senior HR Leaders which has been sponsored by Appian - our Founder & Managing Director, Peter Banks, talks directly to Danielle Harmer, Chief People Officer, Aviva Plc –an international Savings, Retirement and Insurance business with over 30,000 employees serving 33.4 million customers and has been taking care of people for more than 300 years. They are deeply invested in their people, their customers, their communities and the planet.

Contributor: Hady Elsayed | Published: 27 December 2020

How to make staff feel festive without the Christmas party

This year, the vast majority of the working world has gone virtual. The coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses to move all their operations online and work remotely for most of the year, and statistics show that it’s really taking its toll. We are seeing mental health conditions like depression skyrocket – the number of people who said they suffered doubled as a result of the first lockdown. It’s more important than ever for employers to use the festive period to make it clear to staff that their efforts are truly invaluable. ZING has put together its top four tips to help companies to do just that.

Contributor: Matt Bittlestone, Founder - ZING | Published: 15 December 2020

One in five workers in micro businesses are furloughed

Micro businesses could face additional hurdles in recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic compared to larger firms due to a greater reliance on the furlough scheme and a lack of confidence in seeking financial support, according to new research by iwoca.

Contributor: Christoph Rieche, CEO and co-founder - iwoca | Published: 14 December 2020

Employees abroad will need special support this Covid Christmas

Now that the rules for Christmas under Covid-19 are set in the UK, businesses with employees overseas are likely to have a number of questions about what this means for their employees working abroad.

Contributor: Sarah Dennis, Head of International - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 13 December 2020