Brexit came into force on 31 December 2020, so this Brexit Guide for Employers in Northern Ireland is essential reading. Brexit means that free movement of people has ended in the UK. This will impact on your business if you currently employ employees from EU member states. It will also impact on future employment of […]
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Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a lot of our Christmas traditions can’t take place. Yet don’t despair; there is a range of ways, to celebrate virtually, with staff. Holding a virtual Christmas party is a great way to boost morale. It also serves, to thank colleagues, for working hard throughout such a tough year. […]
Covid-19 remains the greatest challenge for many companies, as cases rise dramatically, and restrictions tighten, during this second wave. Unfortunately for many, restructuring your business may be the only option to stay afloat. As the end of 2020 draws near, there remains no vaccine. It appears that society and the economy will be deeply affected […]
Fresh concerns and restrictions over the spread of Covid-19 may mean that you now manage more staff remotely again. Even with some office-based work, most managers will still be working virtually with many of their team. In our experience, many offices are working on a hybrid basis. This involves staff spending a day or two […]
How do you know when it is time to get expert HR Advice? We are all facing a volatile working environment at the moment due to Covid-19. Employers have to make difficult decisions on staffing levels. This creates an increased risk that an employee will seek compensation if you get it wrong. So now […]
Lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease and slowly but surely things are set to return to ‘the new normal’. With dates now in place for the reopening of the hospitality and caravan parks, more and more employees will be unfurloughed as they return to work. Given that social distancing is still very much a part […]
The Northern Ireland Executive recently revealed its five-step plan for easing lockdown. While no guidance has been offered on when exactly each step will be introduced, the general consensus is that there will be a gentle easing of the lockdown rules. In fact, some businesses are already re-opening, albeit with strict plans in place, which […]
The hashtag #wfh (working from home) is currently trending online, which isn’t surprising, considering that millions of us are working remotely due to the coronavirus crisis. With lockdown expected to last for another few weeks yet, it’s likely that for some, the novelty of working from home will wear off soon enough. If you find […]
Here, we share the latest advice on how to introduce appropriate measures in your workplace to help reduce the spread of Covid-19. Recently, employers have been heavily criticised by the First and Deputy Minister for failing to introduce appropriate measures into the workplace to protect employees from the spread of Covid-19. Employers and employees have […]
With so much contradictory information surrounding the coronavirus and the guidance that businesses should follow, here, Consult HR’s Julie Pollock answers the most commonly asked questions. What should the company do about business travel? Seriously consider suspending unnecessary business travel overseas or certainly areas that are regarded as a ‘risk’ (travel to some countries will […]
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