vivoHR & Training Blog

Furlough, a bit more information

Furlough, a bit more information

We believe it is clearer now that the furlough leave will initially run from March to May (may get extended) – not three months from when you start it as I had hoped – but that is my interpretation and we still await 100% confirmation – just thought it may be helpful...

Short-Time Working & Layoffs

Short-Time Working & Layoffs

We are understandably getting a lot of questions about this.  Firstly I will confess that although we draft it into our standard contracts I have NEVER in 25 years of HR had to implement it with a business so I’ve done a lot of reading today! Please do your own...

Coronavirus advice and resources for employers

Coronavirus advice and resources for employers

I’m sure you are all keeping up to date with the news but we thought we’d share a few site with you that may be helpful. This site is really clear about who should isolate from work and when and for how long – importantly it also says who DOESN’T need to isolate so...

Self Isolation For Covid-19

Self Isolation For Covid-19

There still seems to be a bit of confusion about the self isolation requirements and it did seem yesterday as if members of any household with symptoms would all need to self isolate (not be able to come to work and be eligible for SSP) for 14 days…but there was still...

Your Mental Wellbeing during the Coronavirus

Your Mental Wellbeing during the Coronavirus

Everyone’s talking about physical wellbeing and practicalities around Coronavirus/Covid-19 at the moment but what about our mental wellbeing? When faced with uncertainty it’s only natural for it to take a toll on our mental wellbeing, there are few things it’s worth...

Protecting your business from Coronavirus

Protecting your business from Coronavirus

We don’t want to jump on the Coronavirus scaremonger bandwagon & we appreciate that the infection figures are still low in the UK but we do think that is worth spending some time planning what you will do if the coronavirus becomes more widespread in the UK or if...

The Good Work Plan April 2020 Employment Legislation Changes

The Good Work Plan April 2020 Employment Legislation Changes

Cast your minds back to December 2018 and you may remember the government publishing the Good Work Plan in response to the Taylor review.The plan set out many recommendations for changes for fairer and more decent employment practices for all workers.April 2020...

Dress for work or dress for your day?

Dress for work or dress for your day?

7 February has been given the weird holiday of Working Naked Day. It was created by Lisa Kanarek after she left the corporate world to work from home, this was over 20 years ago when working from home wasn’t as common as it is today. The day is a celebration of the...

Pets at work

Pets at work

Do you allow your employees to have pets at work? We have 2 office dogs, they are so much a part of vivoHR that they were part of our last job advert! We had to make sure that whoever ended up being our colleague was happy to be greeted by 2 excited fur-buddies each...