Communicating with employees on furlough

Many employers in the UK will continue to make use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) until it ends on 31 October. By this point, employers and employees are generally aware of what the term furlough means and how it works. The issue we tend to find comes up most frequently, however, is a lack of communication from employers to their em......

Agile Working after Lockdown

As the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, briefs the nation on a gradual relaxing of the UK’s lockdown, many employers are starting to consider how best to bring employees back into the workplace. In our recent AHRC Twitter poll, an overwhelming 91.7% of respondents said their business would be more prepared to allow homeworking once the lockdown is li......

Continuous conversations or annual appraisals?

What are continuous conversations? Continuous conversations are a more fluid, in the moment approach to handling performance reviews where feedback takes place throughout the year on an ongoing basis.  Continuous conversations allow managers and employees to provide real time, up to date feedback. Managers can offer observations from recent......

Does reward for positive employee attendance work?

Many organisations use rewards and recognition to show employees they appreciate and respect their positive attendance. In some cases, cash-based incentives or rewards work well to encourage attendance and discourage unnecessary absence.  However, while this seems to be a positive approach to managing employee attendance, and while attendance......

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