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COVID-19

HR Solutions

Our advice in response to the coronavirus outbreak

The rapid and constantly changing environment that COVID-19 has created in the UK has presented the business community with many urgent and unique challenges which will continue to develop over the coming weeks and months. This is our time to support you, your business and your industry to meet and overcome these challenges. Our nimble and flexible approach has enabled us to already provide solutions to our clients in handling issues relating to COVID-19. Our decisive attitude has identified and enabled speedy resolutions to moving services online.

As the situation continues to progress, we are here to provide answers to your questions, to give guidance on your decisions and to support you to make the sometimes difficult choices that will protect your business in the weeks to come and through to the other side.

With so much information to take in an top of managing your business, we're making it our job to keep things simplified and relevant. We will be keep our guidance updated as the situation develops and our team available to take your call.

We've set up a toolkit specifically to help you deal with COVID-19 in your place of work. You'll find a range of free briefings that precis the Government's and others' advice into manageable and easily digestible documents. You'll also find letter templates for handling staff that you have has to…
You'll find accurate and relevant information across our website regarding COVID-19 including actions that employers should take and processes to follow. Sometimes though you might want to hear it from the horses mouth so here we've compiled what we think are the most pertinent pages from the .gov website.
You don’t need us to tell you that the view of the Employment Law landscape has shifted as a result of the Covid pandemic and Brexit. We must therefore maintain a watchful on eye on how any new issues that are presented are dealt with by Tribunals and the Courts.…
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One of the peculiarities of the Covid-19 emergency occurring during our current age of digital transformation is something that is widely being referred to as the “Pingdemic”. On the run up to, and following Covid freedom day on the 19th July, there has been a marked resurgence in the number…
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A couple of months ago, we covered the subject of whether or not businesses and organisations could mandate that employees receive the Covid vaccination. It was the hot topic at that time and you can see that post, and watch the presentation from our consultant Owen Lee here https://hrchampions.co.uk/covid-19/covid-the-vaccine-conundrum-277 Since…
We’ve probably all come to accept that life is never going to return completely to how it was. There is plenty of talk and predictions over what the new normal will look like and there is also much hankering over getting back to the normal that we once knew just…