As the end of furlough approaches, what next?

As the end of furlough approaches, what next? - Centric HR HR Consultants

With the furlough scheme (officially the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) set to finish on the 30th September 2021, it is hoped the post pandemic recovery will enable employers to bring their employees back to full time work. As the end of furlough approaches we know many employers will be making plans to make this happen […]

Remaining mindful of wellbeing in our return to work

Remaining mindful of wellbeing in our return to work - Centric HR

So, Freedom Day is finally here….we no longer have to work from home, wear a mask or socially distance, we can hit the dance floor with our friends and cheer our football team on in a packed stadium if we so wish. This to many may be music to our ears, but to many others […]

Can employers force staff to have the Covid-19 vaccine?

Can employers force staff to have the Covid-19 vaccine? - Centric HR

As the number of people in the UK who have received the Covid-19 vaccine increases, the UK remains positive in its hugely successful roll out programme, as we dare to hope and look forward to a future beyond the pandemic. The UK’s ambitious vaccine programme, however, has raised a number of legal questions about employee rights […]

How we coped during lockdown

How we coped during lockdown - Centric HR

Pictured above: Emerging from lockdown (left to right); Sandra Berns, Amy Richardson and Helen Watkins. When I launched Centric HR in October 2016, amongst the excitement and trepidation, I realised the upcoming years would be full of highs and lows and also various challenges which we would embrace and learn from…never in my wildest dreams did I […]

Managing staggered shift patterns

Managing staggered shift patterns - Centric HR

The UK Government recently relaxed its lockdown measures, enabling numerous businesses – including pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers – to reopen, providing they have taken measures to ensure they are COVID-19 secure. The new measures, including the reduction of the two-metre social distancing rule to one-metre, will enable thousands of businesses to reopen, giving the […]

Redundancies due to Covid-19 

Redundancies due to Covid-19  - Centric HR

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic poses a significant threat to not only people’s health, but sadly a possible disruption to many businesses. Companies will need to rapidly adapt their practices and procedures to suit the current situation but also to ensure their business continuity and viability. Redundancies due to Covid-19 are unfortunately inevitible as many businesses […]

Returning to work after COVID-19

Returning to work after COVID-19 - Centric HR

While the UK Government has stated that those who can work from home should continue to do so for as long as possible, it has also reinforced the message that if people are unable to work from home, they should be encouraged to go to work – provided they can follow the now familiar health […]

Keeping your workforce engaged during Covid-19

Keeping your workforce engaged during Covid-19 - Centric HR

With a huge majority of the workforce now adapting to working from my home, how to keep employees motivated and productive is even more of a challenge. We are in unprecedented times and now more than ever, we need to support and engage staff not only for productivity for businesses but to help and maintain […]