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    How to dampen the conflict tinder box in lockdown

    Workplace conflict can bubble to the surface even when working at home. Photo: Shutterstock Team spirit is under strain as winter comes on amid a new lockdown. Employers need to implement new strategies to limit the risks of growing volatility, writes David Liddle, because the old tried and tested ones just won’t do anymore. Virtual […] More

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    Tech and transport leaders join Personnel Today webinar panel

    Wednesday 11 November 2020, 10:00 GMT (11:00 CET) Directors from First Group and video technology provider Synamedia are to join the discussion panel for Personnel Today’s upcoming webinar, “How does HR navigate new workplace norms?” Shauna O’Handley, SVP of global people solutions for Synamedia, and Andy Frith, IT applications director at First Group, join David […] More

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    ‘Stealth expats’: managing staff secretly working abroad

    Shutterstock Finding out that an employee has secretly been working from another country isn’t a new problem, but it has become increasingly likely in the pandemic with so many are working from ‘home’. Juliet Carp offers some practical tips for tackling this and highlights the legal challenges it can present. Aisling is an IT consultant. […] More

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    Why management styles have to adapt for remote working

    Video meetings to “touch base” can be distractions. Photo: Shutterstock Widespread working from home is creating an imperative for teams to review and adopt different management styles. Paida Dube examines how not adapting might risk legal complaints. Effective remote working requires employers to adjust more than just working processes. How teams are led and managed […] More

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    How does HR navigate new workplace norms? (webinar)

    Wednesday 11 November 2020, 10:00 GMT (11:00 CET) Everyone’s referring to ‘the new normal’ but what do we actually mean and what are the practical implications for HR and L&D teams? As societies learn to control the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses are learning to adjust to new ways of working and emerging strategies in people management. […] More

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    City traders working from home must be monitored

    Rush hour at Liverpool Street station demonstrates the number of people home working. Photo: Nelson Antoine / Shutterstock A City watchdog has warned financial services firms that it expects them to have updated their policies, refreshed their training and put in place rigorous oversight as traders routinely work from home. The Financial Conduct Authority highlighted […] More

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    ‘I went to get a Covid-19 test and now I’ve lost my job’

    A queue for a Covid-19 test in Mulhouse, France. Photo: Shutterstock A French housing association has dismissed an employee after he visited his office before he had learnt the result of a coronavirus test that proved positive. HLM M2A worker Sébastien Klem, 41, argued that he had no idea he had the virus and had […] More