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.

Getting the most out of virtual learning

20 October 2020

Judith Christian-Carter, individual learning consultant, takes a look at how virtual learning can be used to meet the needs of both learners and organisations in today’s restricted and “lock-downed” environment.

10 ways to optimise homeworking

16 October 2020

As working from home becomes the new normal for many, Laura King outlines 10 considerations to help ensure the home office is safe and productive.

Impact of a NMW “emergency break”

14 October 2020

A report by the Sunday Telegraph suggests that the Government may be considering scrapping the annual increase of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) next year. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

Tribunal statistics – April to June 2020

14 October 2020

With the Ministry of Justice releasing the statistics for April-June 2020, we can take a look at employment tribunal numbers for this quarter alongside the largest amounts awarded from successful claims within financial year 2019/20.

Managing colds and flu at work during the pandemic

12 October 2020

As autumn sets in, employers and workers in the UK will, as usual, be anticipating seasonal colds and flu. However, this year’s winter flu season will pose some unique challenges — not least due to the extensive overlap in the symptoms of seasonal colds and the coronavirus. Vicky Powell looks at how best to manage seasonal flu and colds at work during the Covid-19 pandemic.