Covid 19 – Free Resources for HR Professionals and Business Leaders

Businesses are reopening and people are returning to the workplace but as lockdown measures are cautiously lifted, turbulent times remain. HR has a pivotal role to play to ensure both organisations and their employees adapt quickly to a new set of realities in a post-pandemic world. 

Watson Martin has put together a package of resources to help employers and HR professionals deal with the many challenges caused by COVID-19. Taken from our highly successful series of HR Learning Bites webinars, the expert advice will ensure you are able to provide the best possible support to your business and your workforce.

From answering your questions on the changes to the government’s Job Retention scheme to knowing how to move your business online, our latest package of free resources will help you to stay ahead in the coming weeks and months. All webinar recordings also now available as podcasts!

The Many Challenges for HR Professionals and Business Leaders with Employment Law specialist Dr Amanda Harris


Topics include:

  • Furlough leave
  • Sick pay and holiday pay whilst furloughed
  • Lay-offs and short time working
  • Health and safety issues
  • Terminations of contract: potentially fair reasons
  • Staff motivation and retention

How to Make Working from Home Pay Off for your Business with Watson Martin Director Heather Watson and L&D career coach and training consultant Joseph Grech


Topics include:

  • How to move your business online
  • Online tools for remote workers
  • Make working from home work for your business
  • Implementing a flexible working policy
  • Motivating and leading remote teams
  • Creating a great team spirit
  • Top tips for success

Returning to Work after Lockdown – What HR Professionals and Employers Need to Know Now with Employment Law specialist Dr Amanda Harris


Topics include:

  • Health & safety and managing risk
  • Annual leave for furloughed employees and those returning to work
  • Furloughed employees who are reluctant to return to work
  • Managing multiple requests for flexible working
  • Contractual changes to ensure social distancing requirements are met
  • Managing redundancies

How to Maintain and Improve Employee Engagement during the COVID-19 Lockdown by Natasha Mackness, Executive Assistant to Ian Nicholas, Global Managing Director of REED


An extract from Watson Martin CIPD Advanced candidate Natasha Mackness on how businesses can maintain and improve employee engagement during the COVID-19 lockdown. Natasha achieved top marks for her submission.