Coronavirus is something that has dominated news agendas over the last few weeks. As the virus has spread to British shores, several UK employers have hit headlines for implementing various preventative measures to safeguard both staff and the business.
For example, Twitter and Google instructed some of its staff to work remotely in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. Other organisations have outlined new policies regarding sick pay including JD Wetherspoon, who announced that staff would receive regular statutory sick pay if they choose to self-isolate.
In this week’s podcast, HR Grapevine’s Online Editor, Sophie Parrott, sits down with Jade Burke, Editor of myGrapevine – a new personalised content hub which has recently launched – to discuss some of the recent headlines surrounding coronavirus. The podcast also delves into what employers have done, what HR can do to ensure that the business and employees are safeguarded and what advice employers have been issued with so far.
Additionally, the pair talk through the advice that has been issued by both Acas and the Government thus far, as well as some of the preventative measures that ghd has adopted.
Listen on to find out more...