The HR Headmistress' blog

Furlough Leave Creates Alternative to Lay-Off

26th March 2020

It is not an easy time for anyone, and the last two weeks have been extremely difficult and desperately worrying, for employers and employees alike. As one of my clients put it: “I’ve worked my guts out for 20 years, built an...

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Buying Time – Alternative to Redundancies

18th March 2020

The shock across the economy this week has been seismic. Almost overnight orders stopped or were cancelled, phones stopped ringing in sales office and businesses are now faced with the bleak prospect of cutting costs or going down.

The economy...

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HR in the Time of Coronavirus

11th March 2020

I sometimes think that life imitates art, with a few tweaks. Not long ago I was reading Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez, so I have swiped a version of the title for this blog. Coronavirus isn’t cholera of...

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Music at Work

4th March 2020

A couple of weeks ago I was at a carnival in the south of Spain watching the drummers who were leading the procession. The music they produced was fantastically powerful, and everyone - drummers and spectators – were jigging round to the...

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Snowed Under – Getting to Work in Bad Weather

26th February 2020

We’ve had some horrible weather recently - storms, wind and floods - and now there’s snow on the way. Some employees may be affected by the bad weather and find it difficult to get to work. In these circumstances, it’s helpful...

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