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Will face masks become mandatory in the office?

Following September 1, face masks are now mandatory within all offices and factories in France. This enforcement is due to the surge in coronavirus cases…

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Furlough: New law to stop redundancy pay cut

Some businesses have been giving lower redundancy payments to staff who were furloughed, then later laid off, the Government says. Although it describes them as…

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50,000 bank staff WFH till 2021, despite PM’s guidance change

Large swathes of the workforce have been working from home for months to help reduce the risks of COVID infections, as instructed by the Government.…

New funding for employers who hire trainees and apprentices

A lot has been announced in the recent summer statement, but few changes will have as large an impact on HR professionals as the support…

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Furlough to end and new job retention bonus scheme revealed

Furlough is to be wound down and succeeded by a new Job Retention Bonus Scheme, costing up to £9bn, the Chancellor has revealed today. Rishi…

Quick wins for the next normal – 5 ways of working to leave behind

If the last few months have taught us anything, it’s the importance of business resilience. We know that resetting, reorganising and finding resilience are likely…

Staying home vs returning to the office?

Continue homeworking or return to the workplace? The question SMEs are all facing right now…  It’s a big question and the answer will be different…

Here to Help: Becoming COVID-secure - what does this mean for SMEs?

The government has provided a list of guidelines to help companies make sure their workplaces are safe for employees to return to. They’re calling this…

Wellbeing for home workers – what NOT to do

Did you know your employees are more worried about their mental wellbeing than their general health during the nationwide Coronavirus pandemic? Well, a recent survey…