Human Resources

Your people are critical to the success of your business. Katherine Watkins looks at the growing pressure on firms to create employee wellbeing agendas to demonstrate that they are taking a strategic approach the health and wellbeing of their workforce.

As businesses get used to operating in what is becoming a new-normal, some leaders are still not sure how to handle the effects of the pandemic when it comes to staff who are affected by Covid-19. Katherine Watkins answers some frequently asked questions.

As countries learn to control the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses are learning to adjust to new ways of working. They are also looking at ways to bring employees back to the workplace. But how can HR teams support and navigate leaders to do this, based on their current policies?

Employers have a fundamental duty of care for the physical and mental health and well-being of their workers. Katherine Watkins examines how boosting employee engagement can improve overall performance. 

The furlough scheme has been extended a few times since it first came in in March 2020. The current scheme is set to end on 31 April 2021. Katherine Watkins explains who is eligible and what employers must do when notifying staff.

What are employee's rights in regards to ensuring their personal data is being used properly and legally?

Katherine Watkins explores the challenges faced by teams involved in mergers and acquisitions and considers the HR implications involved.

Transfers from within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to outside the EEA (which includes the UK following Brexit) are only allowed where appropriate precautions are put in place. For international businesses that regularly transfer data from the EU to the UK, it was not initially clear what the position would be for such transfers of data from 1 January 2021.

Katherine Watkins outlines the implications of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on employment law.

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