COVID-19’s impact on UK occupations and employees

21 May 2020

How does coronavirus affect different occupational groups? Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, which highlights impacts on UK society, the economy and specific worker groups, is a searchable guidance resource — with added analysis drawing on US figures and experiences. Jon Herbert investigates.

Self-directed learning

19 May 2020

Judith Christian-Carter, learning consultant, takes a look at how organisations can move from directed learning to self-directed learning and the role that L&D can play in this transformation.

Risk management for COVID-19: the new normal

18 May 2020

The coronavirus is a new hazard that will require the implementation of new risk control measures. Mike Sopp advises on how to assess and control the risks of a return to the workplace.

COVID Secure: working safely in offices and contact centres

18 May 2020

As Britain begins the return to work process, the Government has published a suite of guidance to help employers, workers and the self-employed work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Vicky Powell looks at some of the key points for working safely in offices, contact centres and similar working spaces.

Managing staff who refuse to return to work post lockdown

15 May 2020

As workplaces start to reopen in England following the coronavirus lockdown, it is highly likely that staff are going to be nervous when returning to work, with some even refusing to do so. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores what employers should consider in this situation.

Managing annual leave during coronavirus

14 May 2020

With the coronavirus situation escalating, many employers in a position to stay open may be wondering how they should manage annual leave requests. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, examines this in more detail below.

How to guide for furlough

12 May 2020

This article provides guidance for managing furlough and the Job Retention Scheme. This information is being continually checked and updated where necessary where Government guidance changes.

Re-opening the workplace after lockdown — part 1

12 May 2020

On Sunday 10 May 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that he had been working on guidance for employers in England on how workplaces can remain COVID-19 secure. This guidance was released on Monday 11 May 2020 as eight documents, each covering different sectors. There are some commonalities covering every sector.