Can UK employers make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory?

The UK vaccination programme is well underway. Every day we are getting closer to offering a vaccine to all adults in the UK. This is a gargantuan task for the Government and, of course, for the medical staff across the country. Where does this leave the employers? Can an employer force their staff to have the Covid-19 vaccine? Making vaccination compulsory is a risky line to take. Employers need to be very careful when deciding how…

Working from home – friend or foe to our relationships at work?

The UK marks today one year since the first Covid-19 lockdown. 12 months since our living rooms and bedrooms have become our office. Has this affected our working relationships? Do you remember the last time you had lunch and shared a few ideas with your colleagues while sitting next to each other in the office kitchen? What about being at the right time in the right place and giving someone a certain piece of information…

5 ways to keep your people motivated – lessons from the pandemic

We are getting slowly but surely back to a ‘new normal’. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard these two words – ‘new normal’ – in the last few months and I know for sure I am not alone in this. It’s nothing ‘normal’ about this situation but there’s a lot we can change to improve the way we work and support our people.  Whilst under this immense pressure to keep our organisations…

When passion pulls you in – What makes you forget to eat?

I was 20 years old when I founded my first children’s charity. I remember the excitement I felt like it was yesterday. I remember how eager I was to change the world. I had been volunteering for a good few years before this moment. I remember all that energy, the sheer enthusiasm, the limitless opportunities around me, and the strong desire to do my part for society and to serve my community. It’s been 12…