Expert Opinions sought from Cherington HR

“I think the people of this country have had enough of experts,” said Michael Gove in his famous quote in the runup to the Brexit referendum. Since then, the government has changed its tune and now says that it follows the advice of experts. Whether you believe they do or not, it is true that we often consider the views of those respected in their professional fields before making decisions. So, I am pleased to say that over the last few months, several authoritative publications have sought my views on a range of topical HR issues.

The latest ones quote my comments in People Management:

https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/news/articles/quarter-of-employers-have-no-plans-to-hire-young-people-in-2021

and

https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/experts/advice/remuneration-2021-what-employers-need-consider as well as my “HR Fixer” articles in the last two editions of the same publication:

https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/experts/advice/is-my-employee-faking-covid-symptoms-for-extra-time-off

https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/experts/advice/fixer-board-prioritises-reputation-over-taking-proper-action-on-i-d

https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/experts/advice/fixer-hr-must-start-to-tackle-the-professions-gender-imbalance and

https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/experts/advice/fixer-can-we-refuse-a-request-from-an-employee-to-work-remotely-from-another-eu-country


Over the last year I have also been asked to write several articles such as these in The HR Director:

https://www.thehrdirector.com/features/future-of-work/will-we-all-be-working-from-home-permanently/

https://www.thehrdirector.com/features/workforce/tackling-the-inevitable-redundancies-are-there-alternatives/

https://www.thehrdirector.com/features/recruitment/welcoming-new-employees-in-a-socially-distanced-way/ [This was also published in Open Access Government]

This one in the BeYourOwn publication:

https://beyourown.org/single-post/2020/07/18/the-5-step-onboarding-process-when-hiring-new-staff-by-helen-astill/

as well as sector-specific publications such as Caterer Licensee Hotelier Digital with an article on Top Tips for Employers on Surviving the Pandemic:

https://issuu.com/clhnews/docs/clh_digital_issue_6 (see page 4)

And have been quoted for articles written for a variety of publications such as:

Channel Pro: https://www.channelpro.co.uk/advice/11817/bringing-staff-back-from-furlough-best-practice-and-pitfalls

And XpertHR: https://www.xperthr.co.uk/commentary-and-analysis/rethinking-recruitment-following-brexit/165459/ and https://www.xperthr.co.uk/commentary-and-analysis/building-hr-resilience-during-the-coronavirus/165699/ [Require an XpertHR subscription to read]

So, if you want advice on any aspect of managing your employees, please get in touch as it seems that I’m considered to be an expert in the field!

Helen Astill
Posted on 11 Dec 2020
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