A fearful workplace is not happy or healthy. Therefore, it is not productive. We know this. We also know that a healthy workplace is a productive one, and a happy one to boot.
Do you remember the good old days, back when we were all expected to go into the office every day? When the mere mention of the phrase ‘hybrid working’ would result in bemused looks?
There really ought to have been some form of warning to alert HR and people leaders of what was to come in 2020, right?
The national lockdown currently in place across the UK is designed to curb the spread of Coronavirus and reduce the R rate.
The government’s furlough scheme has supported around ten million UK citizens since March 2020. With many hailing its success as having saved countless people and businesses from bankruptcy. But all things must come to an end.
Finally the UK’s starting to open up again. We’ve survived the last three months of lockdown, with many finding this one the hardest of them all.
HR leaders have a battle on their hands in the coming months to prove that an employee’s physical presence in the office is both necessary and safe after over a year of working from home.
IR35 is a regulation that has been looming over businesses’ heads since its postponement last year.
In just a few short weeks, over 20 million people in the UK have received their first coronavirus jab and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out a roadmap plan out of lockdown.
The pandemic has forced businesses up and down the country to adapt entire workforces to work from home. For many, this has proven to be beneficial. Remote working can be cost effective and has even shown to improve productivity by 13%.