Productivity on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

27 November 2020

Over the past few years, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have both become major sale events in the UK. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores how employers can keep staff productivity during these days.

Keeping morale up over the festive period

25 November 2020

With certain coronavirus restrictions set to remain in place across the UK for the Christmas period, many of our usual festivities may need to be changed, or cancelled completely, this year. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, examines how employers can keep staff morale up during this period.

Pros and cons of permanent homeworking

19 November 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many changes to our working lives, not least of which being staff working from home more than they likely have ever done before. With many companies across the UK potentially considering whether homeworking should become a more long-term arrangement, it is important to evaluate if this could work for a company going forward. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, examines this more closely below.

When financial times are tough, is removing the employee bonus scheme an easy answer?

19 November 2020

In hard financial times, cost cutting considerations can be carried out across the board, sometimes with no part of the business safe from belt-tightening. The coronavirus has brought much harder financial hardships than have been seen for many years. Many employers have been forced to close their businesses, and put their staff on furlough and claim their wages from a government grant. It is therefore no surprise that some employers will now be thinking about scrapping their employees’ bonus schemes, as they can add up to a significant profit pay out. While removing them can seem like an easy first step to relieving pressure on businesses, is it as easy as it sounds?

To LMS or not to LMS?

17 November 2020

Judith Christian-Carter, individual learning consultant, considers why making the right decision on a Learning Management System (LMS) is so important.

Video conferencing: accessible to all or all Zoomed out?

16 November 2020

Video conferencing has allowed us to stay connected while workplaces are closed or only part-occupied. But are we following best practice? Laura King considers how to ensure online meetings are accessible as well as giving some practical tips on avoiding Zoom fatigue.

Uber sued over “robo-firing” algorithms

30 October 2020

Uber is facing another major court case, this time involving artificial intelligence (AI) and unfair dismissal. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

The US election and workplace politics

29 October 2020

With the US Presidential Election taking place on 3 November, it is more important than ever to consider the potential harm that political discussions can cause at work. With this in mind, Ben McCarthy, lead employment law writer and researcher at Croner-i, explores some key areas to be aware of.