Supporting employees who work flexibly

27 May 2020

Flexible working as an employee benefit has grown in stature since the legal entitlement to request flexibility was opened to all employees with 26 weeks’ service in 2014. Prior to this date, employees could only submit a request where the flexibility was related to their childcare or dependant care responsibilities.

Managing stress during the pandemic

25 May 2020

Amid all the uncertainties and disruption caused by COVID-19, an awareness of how your team is coping is all-important. Laura King looks at what managers can do to reduce stress for themselves and employees.

COVID-19’s impact on UK occupations and employees

21 May 2020

How does coronavirus affect different occupational groups? Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, which highlights impacts on UK society, the economy and specific worker groups, is a searchable guidance resource — with added analysis drawing on US figures and experiences. Jon Herbert investigates.

Self-directed learning

19 May 2020

Judith Christian-Carter, learning consultant, takes a look at how organisations can move from directed learning to self-directed learning and the role that L&D can play in this transformation.

Managing annual leave during coronavirus

14 May 2020

With the coronavirus situation escalating, many employers in a position to stay open 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.

The use of eLearning

22 April 2020

In this article, Judith Christian-Carter, considers what is required for eLearning to be fit for purpose.

Emergency volunteer leave

22 April 2020

On 26 March 2020, as part of emergency coronavirus legislation, the Government outlined future plans to introduce more volunteering that can assist the health and social care sector during the outbreak.

Employee mental health and the coronavirus

17 April 2020

As the pandemic continues, employees may be struggling with their mental health, especially if they are working from home for the first time. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines ways of tackling this issue.

An initial look at furlough and the Job Retention Scheme

16 April 2020

This article was written on 23 March and is based on guidance that was in place on that date. The Government has subsequently amended and clarified its guidance meaning that some features of this article may not be up to date. See our article Furlough and the Job Retention Scheme Q&As for up to date information on the Job Retention Scheme.