17 August: Employment rights around childcare are in the spotlight since the lockdown. A recent ICAEW webinar demystifies the issue.
The restart of business after the lockdown presents many challenges, including the need to adapt workplaces, manage workforce issues and develop new strategies for the post-lockdown business environment.
13 August: The coronavirus pandemic has forced all organisations to adapt to a completely new way of working. What are its long-term implications for accountants?
24 July: Every business is affected by this crisis. So how can we use this as an opportunity to rebuild? In ICAEW’s latest podcast, we learn from the businesses that have already started.
22 July 2020: With workplace absence set to remain at higher levels, Ian Caminsky, CEO of absence management company FirstCare, shares his advice on how business leaders can effectively manage unplanned leave in the post-COVID working environment.
Angela Clegg of the Tax Faculty provides pointers on the tax measures that businesses should consider following the COVID-19 lockdown. She covers cash flow, employment issues, working from home and tax governance, among other things.
This know-how guide outlines why appointing an employee director and directors’ use of social media have particular relevance during COVID-19. These suggestions can no longer be described as radical. Companies have shown far greater agility because much more significant changes have been made as a result of COVID-19.
Re-thinking business strategy
Diagnostic tool from IFAC intended to help small businesses navigate the disruption caused by the coronavirus, covering financial management and strategic management tasks. It is intended to help businesses identify priority actions for immediate attention.
Advocates a holistic approach to restarting companies as the lockdown eases, focusing on eight key actions beginning with the creation of a detailed relaunch map. The article is based on research and conversations with leaders of international companies.
Focuses on four strategic areas that companies need to look at as they restart: recovering revenue, rebuilding operations, rethinking the organization, and accelerating the adoption of digital solutions.
Adapting the workplace
UK government guidance to help business owners carry out a risk assessment and make sensible adjustments to ensure the safety of staff, customers and visitors. The tool uses a simple questionnaire to determine which guidelines are relevant to your size and type of business, and produces a checklist with links to more detailed information where necessary.
Regularly updated wiki with guidelines which can help employers achieve a safe and healthy work environment when resuming activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, with links to sector-specific guidance across the EU and in the UK.
Practical guide from RICS focusing on the restart of operations in commercial buildings designed to help building managers, commercial tenants and landlords identify and plan to mitigate the main risks arising from reopening a building.
Guidance from HM Government for employers, employees and the self-employed who work in or run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments.
Managing the return of employees
Guide from CIPD intended to help you plan your organisation’s next steps following a period of furlough or once lockdown measures start easing. Issues covered include legal considerations, short term working/redundancy, groups of staff unable to return, bereavement and managing holidays.
A guide from the CIPD which looks at the legal and practical considerations that are involved in introducing staggered shifts or working hours.
OUT-LAW guide from Pinsent Masons looking at some of the challenges for UK employers making plans for the return of staff to the workplace. Issues highlighted include returning from furlough or home working; use of annual leave to deliver phased return; ensuring safe work places on return and ending employment.
Article from international law firm Allen & Overy highlighting the five key challenges employers need to consider.