16 June 2020

In this article, Judith Christian-Carter, independent learning consultant takes another look at microlearning to see if it does have a useful role to play in workplace learning today.

Full primary school reopening plan abandoned — a note for employers

16 June 2020

The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that schools will no longer be obligated to fully reopen before the summer holidays. Rather, schools will be given the autonomy to decide which groups of students are to return. Currently, reception, year one and year six have returned in England; now, schools can determine based on their capabilities how many more years can return. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores some of these issues in more detail below.

Coronavirus risk assessment FAQs

15 June 2020

As the lockdown eases, many organisations are planning for employees to return to work. However, before that can happen, employers must carry out a workplace risk assessment.

Should employers offer domestic violence leave?

11 June 2020

A number of UK organisations have announced their intention to introduce domestic violence leave, or “‘safe” leave, for those in their workforce who are subjected to abuse in their personal lives. While not strictly a workplace matter, employers are increasingly recognising that suffering trauma outside of the office can have a real, and often significant, impact on their employee’s professional lives.

Alternatives to redundancy — suggestions

9 June 2020

In this article, Stuart Chamberlain, Croner-i author and employment law consultant, outlines alternatives to redundancy for employers such as the Government's Job Retention Scheme (“Furlough”), while managing a pandemic such as the coronavirus (Covid-19).

10 ways to optimise homeworking

7 June 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.

How to guide for social distancing at work

4 June 2020

As workplaces begin to resume operations, one of the main challenges they face is social distancing in the workplace. Workplaces will vary; however, employers should remember that they have a duty of care to their employees. Fiona Burns, Health, Safety and Risk Manager at Croner outlines the essentials for managing social distancing in the workplaces.

Deep cleaning the workplace in the time of coronavirus

1 June 2020

Within a relatively short space of time, the coronavirus has radically changed working life around the world, perhaps forever in the case of some organisations. Never before has workplace cleaning taken on life and death implications across so many different types of ordinary, non-specialist, work settings. Vicky Powell looks at how to deep clean workplaces to best protect workers and others from the COVID-19 virus.

Being a family-friendly employer

27 May 2020

Working parents are afforded certain rights under employment law and employers need to ensure they are aware of them. Not only can failure in this area result in costly discrimination claims, it can also mean the difference between a low or a high retention rate. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines points that employers can consider when aiming to be family-friendly employers.