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Count down to “Freedom Day”, are you ready?

As the UK counts down to the delayed ‘Freedom Day’ on 19th July 2021 many employers are concerned about what the workplace will look like after Covid-19 restrictions lift, with many anticipating hybrid working will become the new norm. Adrian Lewis discussing challenges ahead and how employers can best prepare.

Contributor: Adrian Lewis, Director - Activ Absence | Published: 4 July 2021

Virtual hiring set to continue at scale beyond the pandemic

Survey data from Omnipresent shows that 92% of UK firms say they'll hire remotely (14 percentage points higher than other countries), with 48% saying they'd open their talent pool to hire people from overseas. But employers have concerns about how to carry out these processes.

Contributor: Matt Wilson, Co-CEO - Omnipresent | Published: 15 June 2021

30% of UK professionals have changed jobs in the past year

A huge 30% of UK professionals have changed jobs since the beginning of the pandemic - with two in five of those undertaking a total career overhaul, in which they switched role, company AND industry.

Contributor: Amanda Augustine - TopCV | Published: 26 March 2021

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How can HR teams manage holiday leave challenges post Covid-19?

During the crisis, the government announced that untaken statutory holiday leave could be carried over for two years if it wasn’t practical to take it in the current year because of coronavirus[ii]. However, Adrian Lewis says whilst this is good news for the employee, it could leave businesses short staffed at a critical time.

Contributor: Adrian Lewis, Director - Activ Absence | Published: 12 July 2020

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Impact of coronavirus: “deskless workers” mental health under strain

The research also found that many employers have not provided frontline workers with the training and direction they need to effectively do their job during the crisis – as cited by 39% of essential deskless workers. This could be due to a number of factors, including challenges around keeping up with fast-evolving government guidelines.

Contributor: Erik Fjellborg, CEO - Quinyx | Published: 8 June 2020

Revealed: HR’s essential priority list for future planning

When lockdown hit the UK in March 2020, organisations were immediately forced to reassess their way of working. Since then, people across the country have adopted different ways such as pay cuts, furlough and reduced hours to support these changes. So how can HR prepare for the future if we don’t know what lies ahead?

Contributor: Rachel Mudd, XCD and Zoe Wilson, Director and ReThink HR | Published: 7 June 2020

UK decision makers are wasting time on valueless tasks

On average, business and IT decision makers from UK organisations waste 27% of their time at work on tasks that do not add critical value. This is according to Vanson Bourne research commissioned by Dropbox...

Contributor: Adrienne Gormley, Head of EMEA - Dropbox | Published: 12 March 2020