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Tips for leading teams from home during Covid-19 pandemic
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Tips for leading teams from home during Covid-19 pandemic

Professor Donatella De Paoli believes that if companies are to succeed during and after the pandemic, traditional and centralised views of leadership must be replaced.

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Small Business Minister looking into ways of supporting Limited Company contractors
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Small Business Minister looking into ways of supporting Limited Company contractors

IPSE: ‘More support is urgently needed for self-employed people working through limited companies. The limited company contractors we have spoken to are utterly despondent and feel completely left behind’.

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Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme launched this week
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme launched this week

The government’s furlough scheme is now open for applications 10 days ahead of schedule, with 5000 HMRC staff operating the scheme – which is expected to help thousands of firms across the UK.

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Small businesses urged to get ahead with self-assessments
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Small businesses urged to get ahead with self-assessments

Informi: ‘As well as having the advantage of doing so during a typically quieter period at HMRC, they’re also more likely to have all the necessary information on hand and will allow themselves more time to deal with any problems – and avoiding potentially crippling fines’.

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Recruitment leaders unconvinced of the benefits of new technologies
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Recruitment leaders unconvinced of the benefits of new technologies

APSCo: ‘Technology is freeing up valuable time which can be better spent engaging with clients and candidates in a way which no machine could’.

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Employers shouldn’t rely on technology to assess if a person is a good ‘cultural fit’
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Employers shouldn’t rely on technology to assess if a person is a good ‘cultural fit’

White Recruitment: ‘While technology can certainly assist when assessing potential recruits for cultural fit, it is naïve to assume that machines alone are intelligent enough do decide who will gel best with an existing team’.

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Main challenge for employers is supporting staff mental health and well-being during Covid-19 crisis
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Main challenge for employers is supporting staff mental health and well-being during Covid-19 crisis

The CIPD is encouraging employers to have constant communication with their workforce and take early action to offer support.

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Making Tax Digital ‘phase two’ delayed due to Coronavirus
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Making Tax Digital ‘phase two’ delayed due to Coronavirus

CIOT: ‘We welcome the announcement to defer for a year the requirement to digitally link separate software programmes in the VAT return ‘journey’’.

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