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Did you think back in January 2020 that today we would all be walking around the supermarket wearing Masks? We certainly didn’t! We don’t think anyone could have predicted what Corona Virus meant to the UK and world at large! What it has brought is new thinking, greater employee demands, new ways of working and…Read More
Our Plea: Employers, don’t let Corona Virus become the new ME! Prior to Walker v Northumberland County Council  IRLR 35, managers were often sceptical about sickness absence attributed to a “bad back”. After the Walker case “Stress” became the new bad back, then we had “yuppie flu” which of course was ME or Chronic…Read More
Over the last few weeks and months we’ve created – and collated – a number of articles relating to coronavirus, employees, and employer responsibilities. This article serves to “round” them up and have them all in one place for easy access. As always they are not meant to offer bespoke advice, nor can we guarantee…Read More
How are you planning for your staff returning to work after lockdown? After the Governments announcement on 10 May 2020 and further clarification on 11 May many company bosses will be looking to see how they can support their staff returning to work after lockdown. Whether staff have been working from home, laid-off or…Read More
“Kindness Matters” was the theme for 2020 Mental Health Awareness week. So what do we think of when we hear kindness? Considerate? Courteous? Generous? Thoughtful? Empathy? Sympathy? Supportive? We all have our own definition of kindness, and I think we’d all agree, kindness matters. At Launchpad Associates, we are specialists in organisation behaviour and development,…Read More
This is Mental Health Awareness week 2020, which happens to coincide with International Museums Day today, 18 May 2020. As a bit of trivia to kick-start Mental Health Awareness week we thought we’d look into whether there was a link. Guess what! Did you know there are museums dedicated to mental health? Well there are!…Read More
These are difficult times, so how do you protect your mental health during COVID-19 lockdown! We’ve written a guide for employers and employees to help you to crush the impact of COVID-19 lockdown. We’re managing employees and their employment during a pandemic that has had a huge impact on people’s lives and routine in an…Read More
We’ve produced this Furlough Questions & Answer document to help employers to work through the questions they may have relating to Furlough leave. Furlough Leave is the Governments response to the Coronavirus pandemic – COVID-19 to give a lifeline to British companies that may otherwise need to close. The Government have encouraged businesses to provide…Read More