Reshaping your workforce
The lasting effects of the pandemic, the impact of the war in Ukraine, the national cost of living crisis and the war for talent are currently major factors driving the need for organisations to change and adapt.
Businesses are being affected in different ways and whether they are still recovering from the pandemic or taking advantage of the opportunities that come from economic uncertainty, determining the right shape and size of your workforce is critical.
A combination of employees reflecting on their priorities and longer-term drivers of change has also resulted in businesses making changes to the makeup of their workforce, how and where their employees work and how to reward them. Offering employees greater flexibility over where they work (both home and abroad) and the evolution of the ‘employment deal’ brings opportunities but it also creates risk.
Our ‘Reshaping your workforce’ hub brings together our award-winning employment and immigration team’s knowledge and content and provides a practical look at the issues businesses may face when reshaping their workforce.
This hub also features content from our ‘Future of Work’ hub initiative, which helps organisations prepare and adapt to emerging and predicted trends shaping the world of work, including our latest report “Eight drivers of change – the future of work” which brings together key aspects of the latest thinking on the future of work.
We have significant experience advising employers on all the issues within this hub. If you would like to talk about your workforce strategy and realising the potential in your people, please contact us.
Cost-of-living crisis: frequently asked questions04 October 2022
As the cost-of-living crisis bites, a growing number of employers are facing demands for pay increases at best, and threats of strikes at worst. This article addresses some employment law implications arising from steps being taken to manage the situation.
What might the Brexit Freedoms Bill mean for employment law?23 September 2022
No more right to paid holiday. Goodbye TUPE. Farewell limits on working hours. This article takes a first look at the government’s Brexit Freedoms Bill and the potentially major implications for UK employment law.
Employment law and the current recruitment crisis07 October 2021
As resourcing becomes more challenging, we explore the employment law and immigration considerations arising from the current recruitment crisis.
Protecting your business where employees are in short supply21 September 2021
This article summarises some steps you can take to protect your business as recruitment and retention become more challenging.
How to structure employee remuneration packages after Covid-19?01 September 2021
A principal concern for employers has always been finding the best way to retain and incentivise key staff. In the wake of Covid-19, with employers facing skills shortages, that concern has increased not only for key staff but also the wider workforce. With many businesses dealing with escalating costs and cash flow difficulties, how can employers ensure that their remuneration packages are competitive?
Employer of Record – a global staffing solution?26 August 2021
Businesses are increasingly engaging the services of a third-party organisation with responsibility for employing and paying staff and dealing with tax, social security and other such matters. This article looks at reasons for using this option, legal considerations and potential pitfalls.
Lewis Silkin’s employment team shortlisted in Law Society Awards12 August 2021
Lewis Silkin has been shortlisted in the Excellence in Practice Promotion category for its guidance on the furlough scheme.