HR + Business News in Dorset: May 2020

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We’ve gathered the recent headlines for you to catch up on HR + Business News in Dorset and Hampshire. Keeping you up to date with everything in the world of HR, work, business and strategy. We have also added a new section – Good News – to lift our spirits! 

Make sure you follow us to see the latest news, tips and blogs – see below! We’d also like to share with you a very comprehensive and thorough document on the Coronavirus job Retention Scheme written by Brabners as part of their C-19 Business Pledge. You can view it here.


1st June

BusinessInsider: 10 things in tech you need to know today

31st May

DorsetBizNews: Don’t delay in applying as BCP Council receives £4.3m extra funds to support small businesses
DorsetBizNews: Power your business – and save on energy bills – with grants of up to 40 per cent available

29th May 

DDCI: What does the NHS Test and Trace Mean for Employers?
DDCI: Ouch Training deliver free sessions to 70 businesses

28th May

OnRec: 5 ways to humanise your brand
OnRec: How to Avoid Organizational Stress in Large Companies

22nd May:

DDCI: Two years of GDPR compliance and Coronavirus: the perfect storm

18th May

Onrec: How Covid-19 has altered the state of the job market

15th May

Forbes: Cyber In The New Mobile Workforce: Assessing Threats For Today And Tomorrow
ITPro: These are the companies offering free software during the coronavirus crisis

14th May

People Management: What does the government’s Covid-19 recovery strategy mean for employers?

13th May 

Forbes: Income Support Scheme For UK Self-Employed Goes Live

12 May

ITPro: Tech startups to lead the UK out of lockdown, experts suggest

10th May 

Forbes: Change management strategies for getting back to work – 10 ways to ensure success  

7th May

People Management: What might the end of furlough look like – and how should HR prepare?
Personnel Today: ‘Businesses must be vigilant on employee stress as lockdown eases’
Personnel Today: Return to work: will hot desking go cold?

6th May

ITPro: Best ERP systems and tools

4th May

Forbes: 5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Scaling Their Business
Business Insider:  Salesforce releases a set of new tools to help businesses and public agencies reopen safely
Business Insider: 10 things in tech you need to know today

3rd May 

Forbes: Creating The Future Of Work: 10 Leadership Strategies For The Greatest Impact
Forbes: Agile Isn’t New: What’s New Is The C-Suite Embracing It

1st May

BBC News: Tech Tent: The giants thriving in a crisis
Dorset Biz News: ‘We must see further action’: Ministers urged to back survival plan for the hospitality sector
People Management: Leadership development programmes for individuals are pointless
Forbes: On CRM: Should You, Or Should You Not Turn On Your Camera For That Zoom Meeting?
Personnel Today: Extend furlough and allow part-time work, say industry bodies
Personnel Today: Coronavirus pushes redundancy up the agenda but there are complications


29th May

OnRec: JobsOutlook: Business confidence in hiring still negative, but improving
Personnel Today: Reboot your company culture for the socially distanced workplace

25th May

DorsetBizNews:  “I’ve never been so stressed” – Kimberley’s juggling act balancing business and home life

21st May

OnRec: 13 million brits to request permanent flexible working once lockdown is lifted

15th May 

OnRec: Workplace culture change during the COVID-19 crisis

6th May

BBC News: Coronavirus: Boom time for bikes as virus changes lifestyles
People Management: Half of workers expect to work more flexibly after lockdown, survey finds

1st May

People Management: Supporting locked down employees during Ramadan

30th Apri

People Management: How to become a work-life balance champion


28th May

DorsetBizNews: Prepare for change: World of work is going to be very different in the future say HR experts

18th May 

Law Speed: Holiday and furloughed agency workers – New Guidance 

17th May

Forbes: #howareyoureally? challenge: truth telling for mental health during the COVID-19 Crisis

15th May

Onrec: Return to work after furlough – Check employment contracts now.
BBC News: Should furloughed workers offer their skills for free?

14th May

People Management: Latest furlough and holiday pay guidance – what has it cleared up?

12th May

Recruiter: Office openings could open employers up to legal disputes
BBC News: What should my employer do to keep me safe?

8th May 

Forbes: April Was The Worst Month For Jobs Since The Great Depression—Here’s What The Numbers Tell Us About Recovery

7th May 

Forbes: Bank Of England Issues Grim Forecast On Jobs And GDP As Consumer Confidence Nosedives
People Management: Coronavirus – what does HR need to know?
People Management: “What starting a new HR job during lockdown taught me about onboarding”
Dorset Chamber: Remote onboarding in action

6th May

BBC News: Will offices be safe to return to work?
Personnel Today: Payroll departments under pressure but ‘unsung heroes of the hour’
People Management: Are virtual candidate assessments as good as face-to-face?
Dorset Chamber: Growth Hub Resources to help businesses 

5th May

BBC News: The great unwind – How furlough can you go?

1st May

BBC News: How do you hire in a pandemic?
Personnel Today: How to handle annual leave during lockdown
Personnel Today: Bank holidays: six things employers need to know (furlough update)
People Management: Coronavirus – What does HR need to know? 
People Management: Two-thirds of businesses have furloughed employees, ONS figures show

OTHER GOOD NEWS + ENTERTAINMENT! – More can be found on our Good News Page. 

31st May

DorsetBizNews: Dig this! Virtual gardens contest opens today with star name judges ready to pick winners

14th May 

BBC News: Video: The fitness entrepreneur motivating people in Zambia

10th May

Dorset Biz News: Further 43 charities, community groups and good causes share £350,000 from crisis fund

1st May

Forbes: Cure For A Boring Zoom Party: Hire A Comedian, Magician Or Petting Zoo

29th April

Dorset Biz News: We’re rooting for you: Hospice charity launches virtual glorious gardens competition for Dorset

21st April

The Guardian: The new big 5 photography project – in pictures

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Thanks to all of our sources as always: Bournemouth Echo, DDCI, Dorset Biz News, IT Pro, Business Insider, Guardian, Onrec, Personnel Today, People Management, Forbes, The Business Magazine, Daily Echo,  Business in Dorset, World Economic Forum, Bizmag, + Marketing Week.

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