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COVID-19 Back to Business

Whether you’re returning to work, or have been open throughout this period, these additional resources will enable you to approach your plans confidently, compliantly and with minimal disruption.

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    BLOG Written on 16 December 2021 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today released its annual summary statistics for Great Britain in 2020/21. The report, which is usually published in November but was delayed due to disruption with data availability caused by the pandemic, provides updated statistics covering work-related ill health, injury and enforcement. […]
  • No jab, no sick pay? Morrison’s cuts the amount paid to unvaccinated staff 1 October 2021
    BLOG Written by Kirstie Beattie on 1 October 2021 Morrison’s supermarket has announced that it will no longer pay company sick pay for employees who are unvaccinated if they are notified to self-isolate. Instead, these employees will only be entitled to statutory sick pay (SSP) should they find themselves in this scenario. The question therefore […]
  • With restrictions lifted, what should COVID management look like now? 15 September 2021
    BLOG Written on 15 September 2021 While most COVID restrictions have been lifted, coronavirus remains a workplace hazard that needs to be managed. So what’s expected of employers now? This blog outlines summarises key actions in the government’s guidance for continuing to work safely in offices and similar indoor environments during coronavirus. While not compulsory, it’s still […]
  • Compulsory vaccination in care | 7 steps employers should follow with staff 13 September 2021
    BLOG Written by Toyah Marshall on 13 September 2021 The controversial Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 are set to make vaccination mandatory for anyone entering a care home as part of their work, with effect from 11 November. While a number of organisations have challenged the lawfulness of […]
  • How the COVID pandemic has changed the perception of workplace health and safety 9 September 2021
    BLOG Written on 9 September 2021 It’s an unfortunate fact that workplace health and safety doesn’t always get the attention it deserves, often taking a back seat to other business-critical matters. In many cases, organisations adopt a reactive rather than proactive approach, acting only when an incident occurs. Then the pandemic happened. With a new […]

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  • How can businesses reduce the legal risks of Christmas parties? 15 December 2021
    With the emergence of the Omicron variant, some employers will now be planning to cancel or postpone their in-person end-of-year celebrations. But despite new restrictions announced by the prime minister – including working from home where possible, commencing on Monday (13 December) in England – Christmas parties can still take place if guidance is followed. […]
  • Research identifies performance, happiness and trust gap between employers and employees 15 December 2021
    Employers are more optimistic about the future of work than their employees according to research by Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety specialist WorkNest. Almost half of businesses (45%) predict that staff motivation and performance will increase post-pandemic. However, a third (31%) of employees expect a decline. Similarly, 44% of businesses believe staff happiness […]
  • Firms overestimating employee loyalty after pandemic, research finds 22 November 2021
    A poll of 491 senior managers and 1,061 employees, carried out by Sapio for WorkNest HR, found 64 per cent of senior leaders believed staff became more loyal because of their company’s response to the pandemic. However, the same poll found just 45 per cent of employees felt their firms handled the coronavirus pandemic well […]
  • Only half of employers are confident they’ll treat employees evenly and fairly 22 November 2021
    New research has revealed concerns over the treatment of staff in the world of hybrid work. The Mind the Gap report from Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety specialist WorkNest, which is based on a survey of over 490 employers and 1,000 employees, found that only around half (52%) of employers are confident that office-based and […]
  • NICK WILSON: EMPLOYERS’ FOCUS MUST REMAIN ON SAFETY 24 September 2021
    The easing of Covid restrictions came as a long-awaited relief for many businesses. The doors are open, staff are working, and it feels as though we’ve moved into a new phase for employers and employees. However, we’re not out of the woods yet and a two-fold challenge has emerged. Read more in HR Review.

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