5 important HR issues employers need to consider


5 important HR issues employers need to considerAs we move closer towards the 4th July where more businesses are set to re-open, there are 5 important HR issues that employers need to consider:

Mental health – COVID has helped raise awareness of mental health issues as a result of lockdown and research is indicating that long-term absence due to mental health related issues are likely to increase. Employers need to be focusing on ways to help such as financial support, counselling, how to deal with a lack of motivation and possible isolation.

Health and safety – this is absolutely key to be able to bring employees safely back into the workplace. Carrying out a risk assessment is a statutory requirement and employers need to carefully plan and communicate any measures they are considering.

Flexible working – whilst not everyone has the right to request flexible working, employers may want to consider their approach to how employees carry out their roles in the future.

Managing furloughed and non-furloughed staff – staff will have had different experiences over the last few months and it would be beneficial for employers to have a slightly different plan for each group in relation to returning to work. For example you may want to go through a short induction for those who have been furloughed.

Bereavement issues – It is possible that your employees have suffered a bereavement during this period so it is key for employers to consider what support is available. This could be counselling or additional support for their mental health or a phased return to work if necessary.

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