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Can Managers Make Staff Get a Covid-19 Vaccine?

Over half a million people living in Northern Ireland, have had their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.  And we are now one year on from the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to protect your staff and your business, it’s important to look at Covid-19 vaccines in the workplace. One London company, has […]

5 Ways to Improve Team Management Skills

Now’s the perfect time to assess your team management skills, as you continue to prepare for the year ahead. This is particularly important, as we leave behind a year which stretched our business and management skills like no other. With a COVID-19 vaccine currently being rolled out, we can begin to hope to return to […]

Brexit Guide for Employers in Northern Ireland

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 […]

3 Ideas for a Virtual Christmas Party

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. […]

Restructuring Your Business in the Pandemic

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 […]

How to Manage Your Staff Remotely

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 […]

Life after lockdown: How to bring employees back to work from furlough

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 […]

Coronavirus: Top tips for working from home

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 […]