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Managing furloughed staff the right way - top tips for employers

Employers have rapidly had to come to grips with the new concept of furloughing staff, but what is the right way to do this and how can you support staff who have been furloughed?
Posted on 10 May 2020

New Blogpost: The language of panic and pandemic – from an Ethical HR Perspective

Since the Coronavirus took hold and forced us to think about how closely we connect with others, those of us in HR have altered our vocabulary somewhat. Whilst the media have been talking relentlessly about Covid-19, lockdown, social distancing and personal protective equipment, the HR community has had to learn new words and unfamiliar concepts (albeit guessing most of the time until those in government felt it appropriate to let us know what they meant until they changed the rules again a few days later!)
Posted on 29 Apr 2020

Happy Birthday Cherington HR!

Cherington HR recently had its 14th Birthday on Easter Sunday - although with everything else going on with the Covid-19 pandemic over the last few weeks, we haven't really felt like celebrating (not yet, anyway). However, when business gets back to "normal" (whatever the new "normal" looks like) we'll think of some way to commemorate the achievement. We survived the global financial crisis in 2008 and are still extremely busy, so are simply grateful for that and would like to take this opportunity to say, "Thank you," to our clients.
Posted on 29 Apr 2020

Furloughed workers to receive full parental leave entitlement

The government has announced that with effect from 25th April 2020 Furloughed workers planning to take paid maternity, adoption or shared parental leave will be entitled to pay based on their usual earnings. This is a change from the previous expectation that it would be calculated on the basis of a lower furlough rate (if that was 80% of the normal rate and capped at £2,500 per month).
Posted on 27 Apr 2020

SSP Changes regarding Furlough & Shielding

There have been some changes to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) arrangements since my last newsletter which relate to the way SSP interacts with periods of Furlough and how you should treat your furloughed employees who are now telling you that they are unwell.
Posted on 21 Apr 2020
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