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Recruitment falls at fastest rate since 2009 Covid-19 has hit recruitment activity hard as permanent and temporary placements both fell at the steepest rates since 2009 with employers cancelling or postponing plans to take on new staff.
Working from home: do staff have suitable equipment? With the UK entering its third week of lockdown, the majority of the workforce continue to work from home. However, there still remains numerous challenges with this almost-overnight switch to remote working. What is this doing to employees' health, especially physical health?
Keep mental health top of mind Maintaining mental health during stressful periods such as the one Canadian workers are currently experiencing should be a top-of-mind issue, counsellors and employee assistance experts say. That's the case more than ever as people find themselves working from home while wondering what the future holds.
COVID-19: Unblock Voice Over IP Platforms in Gulf In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic outbreak, we, the undersigned organizations, urge the governments of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Oman to permanently lift the ban on all Voice Over IP platforms used for voice and video internet calls.
Symposium / HR Review Webinar: Strategic HR Which I'm hoping will continue. I run my own company, which my wife also works through, and we just pay ourselves a minimal salary and take most of our earnings as dividends. So none of the billions being poured into furloughing etc are going to help us much, if work does dry up.
Just 1% 'never' experience work-related stress, finds survey Just 1% of employees claim never to experience work-related stress, a survey conducted for Stress Awareness Month this month has found. Of the 1,815 people polled by employee experience platform Perkbox, more than three-quarters said they commonly experience work-related stress, while about a fifth said they rarely do.
'No worker should die of work-acquired Covid-19', says SOM, as NHS fatalities mount The UK "should have aimed for a target of zero work-caused fatalities" in the NHS and other essential services in its battle against the coronavirus, the Society of Occupational Medicine has said. Several NHS workers, including doctors, surgeons and nurses, have already tragically died after contracting the disease from patients.
Ideas for Paying Employees When Finances are Tight The coronavirus has rattled the world, and while the health consequences are dire, the economic fallout could be worse. In just one week, from March 7 to March 14, initial unemployment claims jumped by a third, rising from 211,000 to 281,000.
The HR Famous Podcast: E9 - For HR Leaders, "1" is the Loneliest Number In Episode 9 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders Jessica Lee and Tim Sackett come together and talk about what it's like to be an HR Leader during the COVID-19 Crisis. The team talks about how home/work life has changed for them the last month and the importance of finding your support system.
3 ways to cut HR costs and improve employee engagement But it is entirely possible to cut HR costs and boost your employee engagement at the same time. Here's how:. While recruitment is often the first initiative that many businesses put on hold when cutting HR costs, but recruitment freezes aren't always necessary.
Injury to feelings: how the employment tribunal awarded £400k A former Department for Work and Pensions employee recently received almost £400,000 in compensation following age and race discrimination, which caused her ongoing distress. But how did the tribunal decide upon this staggering award? Oliver Weiss takes a closer look at the case.
Parental Bereavement Act is just a starting point The Parental Bereavement Act 2018 coming into force this month is an opportunity for employers to ensure their bereavement policy also demonstrates compassion and sensitivity, according to RedArc.
How to become an effective influencer at work? Learn from the expert Influence strategies vary and the key is knowing which approach to use in the given situation for building relationships in the workplace as well as getting things done. Our upcoming webinar discusses how to be more persuasive and influential at work to be successful.
Apprentices can continue learning while furloughed Apprentices who have been furloughed are allowed to continue their training as long as it does not provide a service or generate revenue for their employer, the government has confirmed.
Healthcare Human Resources Software Market Share 2020, Size Estimation, Emerging Trends, Technology Advancement, Top Leaders, Regional Overview, SWOT Healthcare Human Resources Software Market Insight. Human resource software is useful for maintaining the confidential data like financial data and information of employees that includes address and contact number.
Using the right HR metrics to boost organizational performance in 2020 HR metrics can assist your organization in identifying weaknesses and failures in its human resource management, employment practices and compliance activities. Our upcoming webinar discusses how to determine the "right" metrics for your organization, and how to use those metrics in the decision making process.
Human to animal COVID-19 infection: four tigers and three lions treated in Bronx zoo Nadia, the tiger who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in New York, and six other big cats who developed a dry cough at the Bronx Zoo appeared to be on the mend on Monday after doses of medication and tenderness.
Perfect your payroll administration: 2020 updates on regulations Employee payroll is the most important aspect of any business as it leads to employee morale and payroll management system must be perfect and compliant with all the payroll rules and regulations.
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ERCA Offering At Home Learning Education Resources The Essex Region Conservation has developed a variety of environmental and human history themed educational resources to support students, parents and teachers with continued at-home learning,.
Supervisor 101: How to Supervise a Multi-Generational Team In this webinar, we will be discussing how to manage a multi-generational workforce, by understanding the work dynamics. For the first time in our history, we have five generations in the workforce working side by side.
What About Those Who Can't Work From Home? Who knew that when 2020 began, we would be facing a global pandemic within three months of the year? HR gurus predicted, per usual, that this would be the year that work becomes more flexible, mental health becomes an area of focus and technology plays a greater role in the life of an HR professional than ever before.
How engaged are your work-from-home employees? Overall, remote workers in Hong Kong have a much greater sense of company pride, belonging, motivation and are more likely to want to stay in their current role. Key findings:. "There are many benefits to remote and flexible work reflected in these findings.
Malaysia government adds RM10bn to Prihatin Package for SMEs Moving on, PM Muhyiddin noted that employers would currently be facing difficulties retaining employees. "In this regard, the Government encourages employers to actively engage with their employees on employment terms including the options of pay cuts and unpaid leave during the MCO period.
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