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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.
Although some may say that a global pandemic was due, nobody really saw it coming. If they had, we may have been better prepared with stocks of personal protective equipment and the like. From an economic point of view, it was a fortunate that the Government was relatively creative and…
A friend of mine had his night out at the cinema frustrated last week when, despite buying and paying for his ticket in advance, he arrived at the venue, one of a national chain, to find it closed. The manager happened to be leaving the site at the time he…
With the Bank of England earlier this month forecasting the biggest economic bounce back since WWII, and the final stages of the lockdown lifting plan remaining intact, despite the Indian Covid variant, it seems that we might actually be on the cusp of an economic resurgence. There might be an…
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…
One of the positive side-effects of the Covid experience has been that there has been less general illness in the UK workforce. Or, in Office of National Statistics speak, a reduction in working days lost to sickness absence. In fact, 2020 shows the lowest sickness absence rate, just 1.8%, since…
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…