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The second Coronavirus lockdown: What we’re doing to help

The second Coronavirus lockdown: What we’re doing to help

On Saturday the 31st of October the Government announced a second lockdown for England starting from Thursday 5th of November which means working from home and business closures. To help with this the furlough scheme has been extended until December with the hopes of...

Managing Remote Disputes

Managing Remote Disputes

It’s very easy to assume that conflict in the workplace can only occur when employees are face to face. But that’s definitely not the case as conflicts can arise working within a team – in-person or not! This has become more prevalent since the outbreak of the...

A match made in HR heaven

A match made in HR heaven

We are proud to announce we are a recommended HR app by Xero! For those of you who don’t know Xero is a SaaS (Software as a Service) accountancy platform, that has taken the accountancy world by storm ever since it was developed in a tiny New Zealand apartment back in...

Redundancy as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Redundancy as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Job Retention Scheme was implemented in March 2020, to help deal with the economic consequences of the Coronavirus. The scheme has been a success with many businesses furloughing their employees to survive, protecting thousands of UK jobs. But with the end of the...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: What you need to know

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: What you need to know

In March 2020, the UK Government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to protect the countries job market by helping employers keep their employees on payroll during the pandemic. Now with the number of cases of COVID-19 slowly decreasing, the...

NHS Test and Trace for COVID 19 – what employers need to know

NHS Test and Trace for COVID 19 – what employers need to know

You may have seen conflicting messages in the news recently about when a Test and Trace App may become available for use in the UK. However, the manual NHS Test and Trace system, using contact tracers to track down information about contacts of infected people, has...

On your side

On your side

The Coronavirus pandemic means we are living through extraordinary times, with immense challenges for businesses to get to grips with at breakneck speed. Having endured strict lockdown, we all now face incredibly complex decisions as to how best to lift the lockdown...

Getting your team back to work safely after lockdown

Getting your team back to work safely after lockdown

As many countries across Europe start to ease restrictions, it looks as though the UK, after two months of working from home, will soon be following suit. Whilst some businesses who were forced to close now have the green light to re-open, it is really important that...

Are vegan employees protected from discrimination?

Are vegan employees protected from discrimination?

A new year, a new decade and the news that more of us than ever are taking part in Veganuary (a pledge to try a vegan diet for the month of January). A large number of retailers have launched new vegan ranges to respond to customer demand and bakery chain Greggs...

7 employment law changes coming in 2020

7 employment law changes coming in 2020

It’s a busy time for changes to employment law. Below are seven key changes to be aware of and to plan for now, that are definitely happening. We expect most of these to come into effect in April. And there are even more employment law changes outlined in the Queen’s...

Dismissing an employee on long term sick leave

Dismissing an employee on long term sick leave

When you have an employee off on long term sick leave, you may end up at some point having to decide whether you can continue to hold their job open. You’ll need to balance giving the individual enough time to recover from their illness or injury with the need to...

What is whistleblowing?

What is whistleblowing?

Whistleblowing, or ‘making a disclosure in the public interest’, is when a worker reveals information about a wrongdoing or illegal activity within an organisation that may affect others such as the general public. This is usually to do with the actions of senior...

Managing HR in a publishing company: Firststar Ltd

Managing HR in a publishing company: Firststar Ltd

Chris Colman is Company Director at Firststar Ltd. The publishing company runs QX, a free LGBTQI+ listings magazine based in London. Chris came onboard to citrus HR four years ago and is one of our many loyal customers. The magazine has been a staple of London culture...