Conducting remote redundancies

5 February 2021

Given the global economic situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, employers who are considering making redundancies are exploring the option of doing so virtually whether staff are back in the office or still working from home. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

Team health in remote working

5 February 2021

For many teams, Covid-19 has meant prolonged periods of virtual working during a time of heightened pressure. Lizzie Broadbent explores how this has affected team relationships, the implications for wellbeing and what leaders of teams can do.

Supporting mental health in the pandemic

2 February 2021

As the uncertainties of the pandemic continue, working from home is adversely affecting the mental health of many people — as employees, parents and partners. Simple actions can often make a big difference, Jon Herbert reports.

The perils of the workplace romance

2 February 2021

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February is often be seen as the month of love. Workplace romances, however, may not be all hearts and flowers. Indeed, while it can be expected that colleagues will grow closer at work, especially in these difficult times, employers must always be aware of the issues that can arise as a result. This is especially important if many employees are currently working from home, as it can be much more difficult to observe concerning behaviours and actions between staff. We take a look at some of the downsides to office romances.

Mental health — staying sane at work during the Covid crisis

1 February 2021

After almost a year of localised and national restrictions, Vicky Powell looks at workers' mental health and how the pandemic has affected levels of depression, anxiety, stress and morale within the workforce, often in complex ways.

Employers who fail to pay NMW named and shamed

28 January 2021

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase on 1 April 2021. In this article, Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the NMW, the Government’s name and shame list and NMW exemptions in more detail.