Burnout — what is it and how should employers manage it?

7 October 2020

With the World Health Organisation officially recognising burnout as an “occupational phenomenon”, and the coronavirus pandemic causing difficulties across the spectrum, the focus on the workplace risk of burnout is higher than ever — leading to employers considering how to manage this problem.

The hidden dangers of asking recruits to be “happy”

30 September 2020

Arguably, one of the hardest things a business will do is recruit new staff. After all, they want to get the right person for the right role, something that can be challenging to get right. That said, while a job advert needs to attract the right people, it must also not in any way be discriminatory. With this in mind, Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the dangers that can arise from certain employment requirements.

Making virtual instructor-led training work

30 September 2020

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many organisations have taken to using conferencing technology to deliver traditional instructor-led courses as virtual ones. Judith Christian-Carter looks at what is possible when using virtual instructor-led training (VILT).

Furlough Scheme: the changing structure

30 September 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) was put in place to support employers who were not able to operate as normal due to the pandemic.

Coronavirus — how to change behaviour

28 September 2020

Changing how people behave at work is always a challenge. Mike Sopp describes how a behaviour change campaign can be useful in encouraging Covid-19 secure behaviours.

How to guide for furlough

25 September 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.

Parental employment rights when children self-isolate

23 September 2020

Reader note — December 2020. This article refers to self-isolation periods of 14 days which was correct at the time it was written. Please note that self-isolation periods have undergone adjustment and may no longer be 14 days.

Managing annual leave during coronavirus

16 September 2020

With coronavirus still creating numerous issues for companies, many employers 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.

Work-related burnout: would you spot the signs?

11 September 2020

In May 2019, the World Health Organization officially recognised work-related burnout as an “occupational phenomenon”. In fact, burnout among British workers has quietly but steadily reached shocking levels and this has been exacerbated in some cases by the pandemic. How many managers, asks Vicky Powell, would be able to spot the signs of burnout, and what can we all do to avoid and mitigate this modern corporate malaise?