Are companies missing important health & safety measures?
The majority of companies are relying on human instinct to manage office returns, according to new findings from OpenSensors, a technology company that provides data-driven workplace transformation solutions. Less than half of companies were using data from booking systems (46 per cent) and occupancy data (44 per cent). While over one in five companies […]Continue reading
Pingdemic: How can HR adapt to staff shortages caused by self-isolation?
According to the CIPD, almost six in ten (57%) HR professionals have said they have suffered staff shortages in the last month due to employees being told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace app. Dubbed the “pingdemic,” campaigners including the CIPD are now lobbying the government to review isolation procedures to prevent operational […]Continue reading
How are you preparing for the end of furlough?
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which has helped to keep millions of people employed throughout the pandemic, is winding down. As previously announced, it’s expected to be completely phased out by the end of September. This month (July), employers were asked to contribute 10% of furloughed employees’ wages, up to £312.50 per month, in […]Continue reading
Staffing your business this summer
Summer staffing can be a conundrum at the best of times and after the best part of 18 months of being hit by a global pandemic, this summer brings even more challenges than usual. Alongside the usual staff absences caused by summer holidays, employers are navigating pandemic and Brexit-related shortages. The ongoing vaccine rollout and […]Continue reading
5 Employee Engagement Strategies That Work
When it comes to employee engagement, there really is no one magical solution that can be applied across all organisations. While there are many strategies that you can utilise to foster and grow employee engagement, it’s still really important for you to be able to narrow down your options to end up only with the […]Continue reading
The People Shed partner with Candy Management Consultants
The People Shed are delighted to announce a new partnership with Candy Management Consultants (Candy MC’s). As we all know, Health & Safety and HR and intrinsically linked. As a result, it is hoped through working in partnership, that both companies are able to add to their portfolio of services and further broaden their appeal […]Continue reading
Encouraging your employees to have the COVID-19 vaccination
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 obliges employers to take reasonable steps to reduce any workplace risks; this duty gives employers justification for encouraging their employees to be vaccinated to protect themselves and everyone else at the workplace. COVID-19 is also a reportable disease under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences […]Continue reading
Hybrid Working – the future of work
Despite the challenges of living and working through the global pandemic, employees have still identified many benefits from working from home, for both them and their employer. These benefits include a better work–life balance, greater ability to focus with fewer distractions, more time for family and friends, saved commuting time and costs, IT upskilling and […]Continue reading
How has covid-19 altered the employer/employee relationship?
The world’s response to COVID-19 has resulted in the most rapid transformation of the workplace. Working from home has become the new normal, and we’ve gone from digitizing the relationship between firm and customer to digitizing the relationship between employer and employee Covid-19 has had a significant impact on employer and employee relationships, and this […]Continue reading
How does music improve our wellbeing?
We love music here at The People Shed – good for the soul and productivity! But it isn’t just a way of entertaining ourselves: it can encourage creativity and help us become more productive within our working environment. Listening to music can also be therapeutic, relieving feelings of stress so you can concentrate better. But […]Continue reading