Societal developments and the impact of COVID-19 have brought into sharper focus the importance of diversity, inclusion and wellbeing to an organisation's success. We were delighted to welcome experts from Mills and Reeve LLP, Oakridge Consulting and Acas North West to share their expertise and insights during our Annual Employment Law Masterclass Sessions 2021. The session recordings and slides are now available to view.
Professionally, this year has been truly challenging for HR and L&D practitioners. We've all had to cope with lots of pressure, quick turnarounds and fresh challenges. But we've all got through it, hopefully.
Flexible working has always been a double-edged sword: bringing greater freedom for employees and employers, but also unexpected negative consequences for both. As organisations continue to oscillate between returning to work, working from home and new hybrid patterns of working, what can we learn from the lessons of the past to help navigate an uncertain future?
The connections you build in these times of social distancing and home-working can be vital in getting you through this current ordeal. Now is the time to reach out and connect with your peers.
Emma Brookes reflects on collaborative home working as we enter our business planning phase.