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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.
For over 12 months now we’ve been living and working in the most unpredictable of environments; one where the rules, at times, seem to have changed almost daily. We have had to learn to accept change on a huge scale and with home-working becoming the norm for very many of…
If you’ve been on one of our Leadership and Management training courses before, you’re probably already familiar with Tuckman’s Model. We mention it often and we’ve written about it on this blog previously. Simply put, Tuckman’s Model is a characterisation of the process that teams go through to reach a…
Bolstered by a truly amazing vaccine rollout, and notwithstanding a couple of potential glitches this week, the country is forging ahead with its roadmap out of lockdown. It still seems however that most businesses haven’t really got to the bottom of what the workplace will look like. The shape that…
The last 12 months has presented a raft of new rules and guidelines that we are expected or requested to adhere to in order to protect the health & wellbeing of ourselves and others. There has been much debate over the legality of employers to enforce such guidelines, in particular…
We don’t usually respond to the budget on this blog, preferring instead to leave that sort of commentary to the accountants and financial planners. On this occasion however, with the budget playing such a significant part in post Covid economic recovery, and having such dramatic effect on jobs and employment,…
We now have the Government’s cautious, 4-step Roadmap out of lockdown. Schools will return from 8th March although little else is changing at that time and the stay at home message continues until the end of March. Despite this, businesses at least have a framework around which they can formulate…
Employee mental health and wellbeing continues to be one of the main topics of discussion that has arisen as a side-effect of the coronavirus crisis; or more accurately, that has arisen as a side effect of the restrictions that have been imposed in order to stop the spread of the…
As the rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine continues at a blistering pace, it won’t be long before the age range of those offered the vaccine begins to include your own employees. With an unapologetic proportion of the population declaring that they do not intend to accept their offer of the…

Media

Whilst some say it was due, nobody really saw the pandemic coming and certainly nobody predicted the havoc it would wreak on our lives. We should congratulate ourselves. We have done phenomenally well to adapt and modify in order to continue with our lives as close as we have done…
During a radio programme this week on BBC Radio 5, there was a report that maternity units around the UK are seeing a rise in the number of admissions and new births to above the usual average for the time of year. The story went on to suggest that the…