Workforce - HR & Recruitment

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees from ACAS

  • Staying at home and social distancing
  • Vulnerable people and those at high risk
  • Self-isolation and sick pay
  • Furlough and if a workplace has to close
  • Using holiday
  • If an employee needs time off work to look after someone
  • If someone has coronavirus symptoms at work
  • Good practice steps for employers
  • More coronavirus advice

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Skills Matching Service (SMS)

During the Covid-19 pandemic it is vital that key rural and land-based businesses — including farms and businesses with animal welfare obligations — are able to access key workers and can continue operating.

To meet this need, Lantra Scotland is creating a Skills Matching Service which will put businesses and potential employees with relevant skills and experience in touch with each other.

Lantra is asking organisations (such as Colleges and Universities) that might have students or staff skilled in key areas and may be available to help out during this difficult time, to register. Registration is straightforward process, and can be done from here.

UK GOV launches free online learning platform to boost workplace skills

Free courses are available through a new online platform hosted on the website, called The Skills Toolkit. The new platform gives people access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.

Personal Skills Learning Resource

The Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) has collated some of its top resources for the personal skills needed to cope with immediate changes to working life. These can be accessed here.