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Furlough Leave

Just a few short weeks ago, most people had never heard of, much less used the phrase Furlough Leave. Now it is used daily and many individuals are experiencing it first-hand as they wait to return to work. Until now Furlough Leave has not had any meaning in UK employment law. It does today, adding more complexity to your role as an employer. You still have a duty of care and Furloughed staff should not be forgotten.

Furlough leave has been introduced by the UK government temporarily through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, to help businesses severely impacted by COVID-19. It provides employers with an alternative to making redundancies or laying people off without pay. It is an option to keep employees on the payroll without them working. 
 
No two companies are the same, which makes managing the scheme challenging, knowing the decisions you make will have Employment Law implications. If you need any help, reach out. We are here to help. 

Returning to Work Positively

Furlough Leave raises many questions and brings new challenges for all managers. We’ve produced a number of helpful guides for you to use, to help ensure heading back to work is positive for all. By managing Furloughed staff morale, and health and wellbeing proactively, you can increase the probability that your workers will return to work with a positive attitude, ready to be productive.  

Manager's Guide to Keeping in Touch With Furloughed Workers

A guide for Managers, packed with useful tips on how to keep in touch with your Furloughed workers and keeping your teams engaged with you, your business and each other.

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Manager's Guide to Furlough Leave and Wellbeing

A guide for managers, filled with information to help you support the health and wellbeing of staff on Furlough Leave.

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Top Tips for Mental Wellness

Our normal days have been turned upside down, potentially impacting our mental wellbeing. Use these tips to help you connect with people, stay active and learn new skills.

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Keep in Touch With Your Team

A helpful communications matrix for creating a communications schedule for keeping in touch with your team, both home workers and Furloughed staff. 

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Free Staff Survey - Winning on Furlough

Use our new FREE survey software platform “‘Winning on Furlough’ to keep in touch and monitor how Furloughed team members are doing and inform the actions you need to take to maintain an engaged positive team, emotionally ready to return when required.

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There's a great deal to manage right now - the Furlough Scheme, returning to work safely. Lean on us for helpful guidance. Book a call (it's free) with one of our HR or health & safety experts.

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