Politics

Don’t let the COVID-19 messaging lead to complacency

It is no understatement to describe the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 as devastating. But we are now in a much better place than we were in April. Yet as we ease our way out of lockdown, there is surely a real risk of complacency. Messaging from the Scottish government on this has been clear...the virus… Continue reading Don’t let the COVID-19 messaging lead to complacency

News, Training

Preparing to move out of lockdown

With lockdown restrictions being eased, more organisations are looking at a return to the workplace. But any such return must be properly managed; and your staff and volunteers need to be properly consulted. Indeed, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there are a range of factors to consider, including physical distancing, personal hygiene and cleaning… Continue reading Preparing to move out of lockdown

Employment Relations, Leadership & Management

Don’t take your home workers for granted

Some have been doing it for years, but Covid-19 has led to a big increase in the number of people working from home. What’s more, in many organisations it is proving popular, as staff and their senior management recognise the various benefits. But while the pandemic has driven the increase in home working, are the… Continue reading Don’t take your home workers for granted

Training

Taking training online…to keep on working

Not surprisingly, there has been significant growth in the use of digital communication and other platforms as many of us adapt to working from home. So when it comes to training, a move to online delivery of courses is perhaps inevitable. To be honest, I've been somewhat reluctant to take this step due to the… Continue reading Taking training online…to keep on working