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What you need to know about furloughing employees

Until a couple of weeks ago many employers had never come across the term furlough. This blog aims to give a better understanding of what furlough is, how it can be used during the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and answer some questions I have been asked a lot by clients in the last couple of weeks.

In the present climate some businesses may need to scale back the size of their teams due to impact of the virus on their business, others may need to temporarily stop trading for now – furlough can be used in both situations.

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Adapting your workforce - Corona Virus outbreak

As a business owner you are likely to be nervous about the current and potential ongoing impacts on your business as a result of the Corona virus outbreak.

Some of our clients are already starting to think about how they will go about reducing the size of their team or creating themselves flexibility in their workforce through a period of  uncertainty and disruption. Here I will explore several potential options to consider which may be appropriate in the event of a downturn in business that could prove helpful.

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Employee Benefits on any budget

A massive 78% of candidates looking for work rate employee benefits highly in their decision making to take a new role and 75% of employees are more likely to stay with an employer due to their benefits package. Only large organisations can afford to provide benefits for their employees, right?

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Outsourcing your HR admin function - Things to consider

As a large growing organisation, you're probably finding that as your business is growing, so is the list of vital but time-consuming admin tasks that take place in your business. This may be leading you to wonder whether it would be better to handle all your HR Administration in-house or outsource.

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