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HR Trends In 2021

HR in 2021: trends, challenges and priorities

By HR News, Human Resources

2020 was a challenging year for many businesses, but especially so for our HR leaders. From having to deal with furloughing staff to managing remote workers and, unfortunately for some, making redundancies; it goes without saying that the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic magnified the need for talented HR professionals in businesses. Here at Natural HR, we have recently published a report into the state of the HR profession in 2021. We surveyed over 100 HR leaders from across the country to explore the trends, challenges and opportunities facing HR departments. It also examines the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and…

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Extended furlough

Extended furlough in 2021: what does it mean for employers?

By COVID-19, Health and Wellbeing, HR News

As the UK enters the second week of 2021, all four nations are currently in some form of lockdown. The Scottish mainland is in a similar lockdown to England with leaving home banned for all but essential reasons. Similarly, Wales entered a national lockdown on 20th December and Northern Ireland entered a six-week lockdown on Boxing Day. While this is not the start to a new year that many of us hoped for, the surge in new cases and the discovery of a mutated strain of the coronavirus meant that swift and decisive action was required to protect the NHS…

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extended furlough scheme

Extended furlough scheme: what it means for employers

By COVID-19, HR News, News

Boris Johnson took to the lectern inside number 10 on Saturday evening to announce further restrictions amid surging coronavirus cases across the country. As expected, in what is effectively a second national lockdown in England, the Prime Minister announced the closure of non-essential shops, leisure and entertainment venues as well as pubs, bars, and restaurants from the 5th November. Working from home, where possible is now actively encouraged and, for those businesses that do experience a significant drop in demand or have to close entirely, the furlough scheme has been extended. The restrictions that come into force later this week…

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24 HR stats

HR by numbers: 24 surprising stats you need to know

By HR News, Human Resources

From recruiting the best talent to managing employees, HR departments have the business critical responsibility of making sure your workforce is  motivated, engaged and happy in their roles. In this infographic, we’ve gathered 24 stats that demonstrate some of the trends facing HR teams, the most significant challenges and the biggest opportunities for HR professionals in 2020.

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HR Advice

14 experts share their best advice for HR success

By HR News, Uncategorized

The HR department is often the lifeblood of many organisations, and with good reason. With your people often being the largest outlay that a company will incur, the success of your HR team is often reflected in that of the wider business. Long gone are the days when HR was considered to be little more than an administrative function; HR teams are now being recognised as a department that is critical to success. Here at Natural HR, we are lucky enough to work with some of the very best and brightest people in the profession: from our fantastic customers at…

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