Getting Your Return to Work RIGHT After Lockdown Top Tips for HR and Business Leaders

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MELANIE MARTIN Director, Watson Martin
Director, Watson Martin

Welcome back to Watson Martin HR Learning Bites. The country is slowly starting to return to normal. Offices are reopening and lockdown rules are tentatively relaxing as we are allowed to meet with family and friends. But the pandemic has affected everyone in different ways. 

Many of us are worried about the future and feel apprehensive about going back to the workplace. With a vaccine unlikely to be ready before 2021, this next phase of living and working with COVID-19 will be here for some time to come. All of which means a busy time ahead for HR professionals who are on the frontline when dealing with employment-related issues.

In the fourth of our free webinars providing advice to HR professionals on dealing with the pandemic, our experts Joseph Grech and Leanne Bucknor will provide straightforward practical advice to help your business cope with what is likely to be a bumpy ride in the coming months.


About the Webinar

As employers strive to bring about business as usual, HR teams must ensure the emotional wellbeing of the workforce while not unwittingly falling foul of new government guidance. From dealing with the technicalities of furlough to keeping employees engaged and motivated, HR professionals have much to consider.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join career coach and training consultant Joseph Grech in conversation with HR expert Leanne Bucknor and find out how to support your business and workforce in the weeks and months ahead.

Topics under discussion include key areas that managers and organisations should be mindful of as employees transition back to the workplace:

  • Motivating and engaging furloughed staff
  • Why employers must be proactive in considering employees’ mental wellbeing
  • Practical ways to support the emotional wellbeing of your employees
  • Legal aspects that all organisations must consider
  • Treating employees fairly and avoiding discrimination
  • Why it’s important to integrate remote and face-to-face teams
  • Supporting employees who are struggling to return to the workplace.

About Our Experts

Having worked in HR related roles for 20 years, the last 14 of which was at Watson Martin, Leanne supports CIPD candidates through their qualifications and HR apprenticeship programmes.  Her earlier career was spent in large corporate global organisations where she realised her passion for ensuring the well-being of people through many types of organisational change.

As an HR professional and advocate of excellence in customer service, Leanne has spent most of her career managing people and developing skills and techniques to keep teams engaged and productive. Leanne is dedicated to coaching and advising individuals wanting to further their careers and develop their knowledge of the HR/L&D profession.

HR Consultant

Leanne Bucknor

HR Consultant
Career Coach & Training Consultant


Career Coach & Training Consultant

Joseph is an accredited coach and trainer and his expertise lies in supporting and challenging people to get unstuck, achieve their goals and unlock their potential. He is extremely passionate about leadership development and has a wealth of experience in L&D across a range of industries globally. 

Over the last 15 years he has worked alongside leaders and managers supporting them make positive changes in the way they work to enhance performance.  Throughout his career he has advanced in a number of roles including Training Manager for an immigration law firm and also in leadership development for Kingfisher plc. a FTSE100 organisation.

He has also managed people and teams for most of his career and found that building accountability and trust is key to their success. Apart from running his own coaching and leadership development consultancy Joseph is involved in the design and delivery of CIPD and ICF Coach Training Programmes. 


Getting Your Return to Work RIGHT After Lockdown

Top tips for HR and Business Leaders


Register now to watch the free webinar that will also include a 10 minute Q&A with our experts to answer your questions.

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Register now for the free webinar recording with Leanne Bucknor and Joseph Grech.