It’s undeniable that the world of work has changed drastically as a result of the coronavirus pandemic – with the HR perspective now dominating discussion on the future direction of business.
The virus that swept across the UK in March, causing a national lockdown and throwing the HR function into a quagmire of remote working, physical and mental wellbeing challenges, legal duties of care and, not least navigating the brand-new prospect of the Government’s unmitigated and often changeable job retention scheme. For some, all of the above needed direct attention whilst the business itself floundered as the country delved into economic uncertainty and for a significant portion – around 100,000 businesses, according to McKinsey – no recovery was possible.
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