Date posted: 21st Dec 2020
Please note that whilst the above is accurate as of the date of publication the situation is very fluid and changes will inevitably occur. We advise that you consult with the government’s official guidance for the latest available information.
Managing a workforce effectively has proved one of the biggest challenges for business during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The situation is fast moving and constantly changing with employers needing to respond rapidly and with confidence.
Employers have been faced with lockdowns, returns to work, planning for furlough and potential redundancies, all whilst trying to run their businesses. The new normal has presented further difficulties such as managing a remote workforce for the first time and dealing with employee wellbeing alongside the added responsibility of navigating the constantly updated legislation.
As we have found many clients have needed extra support during this period, we invited Nicky Jolley, founder of HR2day, to join us to give some insight around how to interpret the new legislation and deal with the challenges.
Nicky discusses current thinking on best practice and employment law guidance and answer some of the most commonly asked questions, such as;
- Can you claim furlough whilst employees are serving their notice?
- Can you make someone redundant whilst they are on furlough?
- Health and safety risks around return to work and employee rights.
- Can you ask employees to use holiday whilst they are on furlough?
- Can you rotate employees on furlough?
- What happens regarding Bank Holidays (such as Christmas) when staff are on furlough?
Can you claim furlough whilst employees are serving their notice?
Can you make someone redundant whilst their on Furlough?
Can you ask employees to use holiday whilst they are on furlough?
What happens regarding Bank Holidays (such as Christmas) when staff are on furlough?
Can you rotate employees on furlough?
What can you do if an employee refuses to come back to work?
How do I furlough someone?
What is the minimum furlough period?
Can my employee be furloughed from more than one job?
Do you think their will be an impact on flexible working requests in regards to home working?
Nicky has experience across a variety of sectors and business types. Nicky brings a unique blend of professional expertise which is delivered in a pragmatic and action focused way delivering quick, sustainable results.
Nicky had enjoyed a leading career in HR over the past two decades, including operating at the most senior levels in the oil and gas industry as well as a number or other private sector businesses. Nicky is CIPD qualified to Level 7 in HR and specialises in partnering with clients to create HR and people strategy which translated into profit.
Nicky holds a variety of professional qualifications in her field and is a Fellow of the CIPD.