HR + Dorset Business News: April 2020


We’ve gathered the recent headlines for Hampshire and Dorset HR News + Recruitment + Business headlines across the local area and beyond. 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! 

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.


28th April

Marketing Week: Just 7% of brands ‘seize the opportunity’ to invest more in marketing during Covid-19

27th April

BBC News: Five firms booming despite the lockdown. 

23rd April:

People Management: Masterclass – How to conduct a remote meeting 
BBC News: Can the hospitality sector adapt to social distancing?
Small Business: What coronavirus small business help is available for free?

22nd April:

BBC News: Businesses adapting to life under lockdown

21st April

BizMag: Trade body experts offer business and personal finance advice
BBC News: UK employment at record high before lockdown
Forbes: How To Help Employees Be The Culture Change You Want To See

20th April 

Marketing Week: The key to boosting ROI in B2B marketing is relevance
Bournemouth Echo: This is how to apply for the government furlough scheme

17th April

People Management: How to change from resistance to acceptance

14th April:

BizMag: What do new government guidelines mean for national training providers?

10th April 

Forbes: Want Your Business To Combat Coronavirus? 3 Best Practices For Partnering With Nonprofits

Forbes: How to plan for a future no one can plan for 

9th April

Personnel Today: Furlough – HMRC clarifies TUPE rules and warns against fraud
Personnel Today: Director’s rights and responsibilities under Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
People Management: Coronavirus: What HR needs to know

6th April

Dorset Chamber: Updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

3rd April

Dorset Chamber: The impact of furlough leave or reduced hours

1st April

Dorset Chamber: Supporting your business while you support your staff


24th April 

People Management: Skills for working at home with children during lockdown.
BBC News: 5 mental health tips for surviving lockdown

22nd April

People Management: How to help working parents avoid burnout during lockdown. 

12th April

Forbes: How You Can Help Others Maintain Focus
Business Insider:How to deal with life’s uncertainty and the stress it causes.

9th April

The Guardian: Can you volunteer to work for your company while on furlough? Unfortunately not. 

8th April

Dorset Biz News: Meditation could help you get through these troubled times 
BizMag: Childcare places available for key workers

7th April

People management: Half working from home are unhappy with the work life balance

6th April

Forbes: 4 Ways To Balance Caregiving And Running A Business

3rd April

Dorset Chamber: 5 Tips for avoiding neck pain at home. 

2nd April 

Dorset Chamber: Employee motivation and wellbeing in uncertain times.
Dorset Chamber: Five ways to wellbeing 

1st April

Personnel Today: WEBINAR on Mental health – why employees don’t as for help. 


13th April

Bournemouth Echo: Local marketing agency launches initiative to help struggling businesses

7th April

Dorset Biz News: The local businesses supporting the NHS
BBC News/Twitter: The South is finding ways to keep entertained in Lockdown

2nd April

Dorset Chamber: Top business coach supporting local businesses


23rd April

People Management: Can shared parental leave ever work? 
People Management: How should HR navigate the furlough scheme’s grey areas? 

22nd April

People Management: What can HR do if CEOs don’t respond well to Coronavirus?

21st April

The Guardian: 140,000 companies apply for the furlough scheme

20th April

Personnel Today: Furlough confusion whether formal consent is needed
People Management: What can HR learn from Europe’s staggered return to work?

15th April 

BizMag: Interviews cause real life stage fright for workers

9th April

Personnel Today: Lasting effects of the Coronavirus on HR and Business 
Personnel Today: Bank holidays – five things employers need to know
People Management: Coronavirus: what does HR need to know

8th April

LinkedIn News: Which industries are hiring?
Dorset Chamber: Key considerations for employers
People Management: Why we should rebuild trust in the workplace

6th April

Dorset Chamber: Emergency volunteering leave
The Guardian: Coronavirus lockdown to hit low-paid, young and women hardest, warns IFS

2nd April

Dorset Chamber: Do you really know how your staff are feeling?

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

21st April

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

20th April:

Bournemouth Echo: 11 year old boy runs 100k to raise money for Julia’s house

9th April

Forbes: Pollution Recedes Amid Lockdown, And A View Of The Himalayas Emerges For The First Time In 30 Years 
Business Insider: Foster kittens went on a field trip to an empty aquarium and couldn’t get enough of all the fish they met

7th April

Dorset Chamber: Dorset charity launches £1 million COVID-19 support fund

Related Dovetail articles:

Dovetail’s Good News 
UK Job Market Report 
How (NOT) to work from home

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