Nov 9, 2020

Work conditions: Managing employee wellbeing in the remote working world

In these unfamiliar times, there are a wide variety of factors that can influence the wellbeing of your staff, so it’s important that you monitor them and regularly check-in to make sure they are coping with their circumstances. Supporting the well-being of your employees is a vital aspect of management in any organisation. Allow your …

Nov 9, 2020

Communication is key: Best practices for communicating during the pandemic

Establish a crisis communication team In times of unprecedented change, organisations need to be able to communicate with both their customers, stakeholders, and employees at a moment’s notice. Thus, births the need for a crisis-response team. With the coronavirus, we are seeing this happening at all levels. In the UK we have Boris Johnson’s national …

Nov 9, 2020

(A Covid) Winter is coming: We take a look at how employees can stay positive during lockdown V.2

When a series of experts state that this second lockdown is “going to be bad” in response to a question about the likely impact, the statement simply compounds what we already knew. Lockdowns are bad, for everyone. The last 8 months or so did a great job of letting us all know.  So, we’ve decided …

Oct 21, 2020

IR35: Making waves across the industry

In Construction HM Revenue & Customs have taken steps to warn businesses to prepare for the controversial changes to off-payroll working rules also known as IR35. Construction firms in particular have been told to make their arrangements for changes to the new rules. Earlier in the year, HMRC decided to delay the introduction to help …

Oct 7, 2020

Recruiters accelerate

Howard Hughes, ENGAGE’s CEO and Co-Founder looks at How Covid 19 has accelerated digital transformation in the recruitment industry Historical data shows that the period after every recession sees a sharp focus on cost control and results in a contraction of full-time employment relative to an expansion in temporary staffing. We can see this trend …