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Managing the Return to the Workplace

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Lesley Bovington and Stephen Foster discuss the return to the workplace following the Covid-19 pandemic. What does this mean legally for Airbus, and what should we be thinking about doing in order to help our colleagues return? 

Covid-19 Newsflash: Updated Guidance for Employers to be Aware of

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As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease and legislation is replaced by guidance, employers should be aware of the following updated guidance published by the HSE and ICO: HSE Advice The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have published revised advice to workplaces regarding COVID-19 which you can find here. The advice notes that COVID-19 will remain…

Living with Covid-19: The Current Position

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Living with Covid-19 is a prospect that employers and employees are going to have to manage well into the future. In this guidance note we look to give HR teams advice on what to do if an employee tests positive but says they are still fit to attend work, and how to manage an absence now the guidance to stay at home has ended, and SSP has changed.

Right to Work Checks: Changes Extended to September 2022

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The temporary right to work changes that have been in place since March 30th 2020, due to Covid-19, have been further extended to the 30th September 2022. These changes allow employers to: Conduct right to work checks via video calls Accept pictures or scans of documents rather than requiring originals to be sent in. An…

Returning from Furlough: How to welcome back your employees

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Furlough is set to end in September 2021. There will be some employees who could have been away from the workplace for a whopping 18 months. In other situations when people are away from the workplace for an extended period of time (e.g. long-term sickness absence, maternity leave), it is important for them to remain…

5 Hybrid & Remote Working Questions: Answered.

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There can’t be a HR team in the land that hasn’t had a recent discussion about hybrid working and remote working. Its been on our clients agenda’s, so here’s the top 5 things we’ve been asked in the last week, and the answers to them: 1. Do we have to allow employees to work remotely…

Employers Right to Test for Covid-19

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The Government has announced that firms with more than 50 staff members will now be eligible for COVID testing in their workplace. What issues do employers need to consider before offering testing at work? Claire and Stephen walk through some of the main questions we’ve been asked since the announcement….

Covid-19 Vaccinations and Employers Rights

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As the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination continues, it raises an interesting question for employers. Can employers make the vaccination a requirement of their workforce? We got together with Stephen and Abayomi, who discuss and debate the topic in this video.

Dependents Leave during the Pandemic: The Tricky Questions

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As we head into the third official lockdown in the UK, our clients are asking us how best to help their employees navigate the challenges that these restrictions bring to everyday life. As schools close their doors, parents are faced with home-schooling alongside working from home. For key workers, the option to send their children…

How to Manage an Influx of Flexible Working Requests Post Covid-19

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Back in December 2019 we spent some time looking at the legal responsibilities for employers when dealing with flexible working requests. Although this was written pre-Covid-19 pandemic, the legal framework remains the same. We look at who can submit a request, how employers should deal with requests, refusing a request if you need too and…

COVID-19: Managing Employees with Health and Safety Concerns

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As we start the conversation about returning to work, how can we best manage employees concerns about health and safety? We got together with Vicky and Abayomi to talk through the legal framework, how to manage these difficult conversations from the get go and, if needed, how to manage the formal process when despite everything…

How to Run a Disciplinary Hearing Remotely

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What are the things we need to think about when running a disciplinary hearing remotely? The legal requirements can be boiled down to this formula: Fair Reason + Fair Procedure + Reasonable Decision = Fair Outcome But how can we achieve this when running a hearing from home? Our Head of Learning, Vicky Roberts takes…

How to Diagnose Performance Problems when Working from Home

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All employers are having to react to the challenges arising from the Coronavirus outbreak. For many, this means a switch to working from home for an extended period of time. Its unfamiliar territory for some, and can be especially tricky for managers with teams of people around them that they now need to manage remotely.…

How to Diagnose Performance Problems when Working from Home

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Here’s our technique for diagnosing performance problems in your team when working remotely. It will help your managers diagnose what might be affecting the performance of their team and identify whether is it an external factor, a what, why, or a how problem. If you found this useful, take a look at our new workshops…