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Homeworking & Shielding Employees | Essential Employers Guide

Homeworking & Shielding Employees | Essential Employers Guide

Up to the end of July the official position across the UK has been that all employees should be homeworking if they can as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19. From August 1st the Government position is to “give employers more discretion on how they ensure employees can work safely. Working from home […]

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Managing Redundancy | An Essential Guide for Employers

Managing Redundancy | An Essential Guide for Employers

COVID-19 has had a severe impact on all kinds of businesses large and small. While the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has helped, it is likely that a significant number of companies may need to reduce headcount to make their company viable long term. It’s essential that employers are prepared and have effective processes in […]

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Face Coverings | Essential Guide for Employers

Face Coverings | Essential Guide for Employers

Face Coverings – England Currently, the wearing of a face covering is optional and this is not required by law, in the workplace. If employees choose to wear one, it is important to use face coverings properly and wash hands before putting them on and taking them off. Therefore, employers should support their employees in […]

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Unconscious Bias and the Law | Workplace Discrimination

Unconscious Bias and the Law | Workplace Discrimination

This short article is written against the background of the me too movement and black lives matter. It’s aim is to give pause for thought, as we ask ourselves whether it’s possible that we may have at one time or another demonstrated unconscious bias. Jennifer Eberhardt is a Professor, in the Department of Psychology at […]

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Working Safely | Essential Waste Industry Guidance

Working Safely | Essential Waste Industry Guidance

Working safely during the Coronavirus pandemic should be a priority for all businesses. The HSE has published its annual workplace fatality figures for 2019/2020 and shows that waste and recycling organisations have a fatality rate 18 times higher than the total waste industry rate. This is primarily due to transport and machinery related incidents. Recent […]

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Covid-19 Secure | Essential Workplace Guidance

Covid-19 Secure | Essential Workplace Guidance

As the Government guidance surrounding managing Coronavirus in the workplace is forever changing, we have put together a suite of COVID Secure Guidance for a variety of industries. Find practical information about the Government Guidelines on our COVID-19 Resource Hub, employers should follow these guidelines as soon as reasonably practicable. Staying COVID Secure at Work […]

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Workplace Bullying & Harassment: What’s the Difference?

Workplace Bullying & Harassment: What’s the Difference?

Workplace bullying and harassment are serious issues that can have a massive impact on an individual’s emotional and physical health, employee morale and performance, and a business’s reputation. Consequently, it’s vital that employers and those in positions of responsibility understand the difference between bullying and harassment and are able to recognise relevant behaviours, put in […]

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Fire Safety During Coronavirus | Advice for Businesses

Fire Safety During Coronavirus | Advice for Businesses

Fire safety during Coronavirus should still be a priority for business and premises owners, while respecting Government legislation to protect against the spread of COVID-19. We review the current Fire Safety guidelines and provide essential advice for businesses to keep employees and customers safe. Fire Safety during Coronavirus & Fire Risk Assessments (FRA’s) If you […]

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