Author: Sophie Lewis

Many UK businesses don’t have protected backups should a cyber attack occur

Osirium: ‘Online backups are at significant risk. A multi-layered approach to managing these systems is needed’.

Digital RTW checks extended to 2022

REC: ‘Digital right to work checks have been a resounding success during the pandemic, allowing companies to hire quickly and safely as well as improving compliance’.

Employers need to encourage staff to take their annual leave

Activ Absence: ‘Since the start of the pandemic staff have been accruing holiday, as many decided not to take time off when they couldn’t travel during lockdowns’.

Nearly half of businesses say the pandemic sparked creative thinking

Lloyds Bank: ‘So many [businesses] have made permanent changes to survive, with many growing revenue or finding new revenue streams from the pivots they have made to adapt to new trading conditions’.

Top ten excuses for not paying National Minimum Wage revealed

HMRC: ‘We are making sure that workers are being paid what they are entitled to and, as the economy reopens, reminding employers of the rules and the help that is available to them’.

UK experiencing talent shortage

Broadbean: ‘The UK job market is becoming increasingly competitive as a shortage of talent continues to be exacerbated by the spikes in hiring that most businesses are reporting’.

Many working mums optimistic pandemic will open up more flexible job opportunities ‘Our survey shows that women clearly do want to progress and are more than willing to move on if they don’t get what they need and flexible jobs are available’.

Many UK professionals feel anxious about returning to the office

CV-Library: ‘After such a turbulent year, it’s understandable that businesses are keen to get staff back through the doors. However, it’s important the employers remain open to the idea of more flexible working patterns’.