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The Psychological Impact of Covid-19 | School for CEOs

Guest contributors Gemma and David Sole, Partners at School for CEOs, speak on their recent research into the impact of Covid-19 on business leaders. In April 2020, at the beginning of lockdown, School for CEOs invited our Faculty of over 100 CEOs and Non-Executive leaders to share their insights on leadership through a crisis. Above all, the prevailing piece of advice was the one thing that leaders forget in the melee – to look after themselves. 

Employment Law: Recent Changes to UK Employment Legislation | Supporters Network Webinar

Employment Law can be a complex area of legislation. This event was tailored to help explore all the latest changes in UK employment law, and discuss what is on the horizon. Our expert panel consisted of Karen Lester, Trainer and Individual Conciliator at Acas and Lee Jefcott, Partner and Employment Lawyer at Brabners. 

A Year Like No Other | The Impact of Coronavirus on Employment

Head of the Good Employment Charter, Ian MacArthur, speaks on the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on Good Employment practice. The Scottish Bard, Robert Burns once said “There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing”, and I’m certain as we raised our glasses and toasted-in 2020, we all had hopes and plans for the year ahead, - but as Burns also said – "the best laid plans…"!

The Workplace: To Test or Not to Test? | Rowlinson Knitwear

Guest contributor Donald Moore, Chair at Rowlinson Knitwear, discusses a recent decision to introduce lateral flow testing in the workplace. We were lucky to have the chance to establish lateral flow testing in our workplace, and are very grateful to Stockport Council for providing this for us. In fact, we are the first manufacturing organisation to do this in Stockport with the help of the council.

Moving Good Work Forward in the Covid Era | Supporters Network Webinar

Guest contributor Gail Irvine, Senior Policy and Development Officer at Carnegie UK Trust, discusses Carnegie's findings relevant to our latest Webinar. The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted lives and livelihoods. Millions of workplaces have been shut down and workers furloughed, and business models and ways of working have been disrupted on a near-universal scale.

B Corp: For People, Profit and Planet | Pentameter

Guest contributor Annalise Lewis, Chair of GM B Local and Co-Founder of Pentameter, speaks on B Corp certifications. 2020 was relentless, ferocious and polarising, and strangely - came with the emergence of real opportunity for hope. This hope does not see a future empty of crisis but a deep and meaningful opportunity that includes compassion, community and renewal.

New Members Announced For The Good Employment Charter

The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter are delighted to announce four new Members of the Charter, the first of 2021. These employers have gone from ‘Supporters’ to ‘Members’, due to their continued employment excellence, and their demonstration of how deeply embedded good employment is within their organisation.

Supporting Staff at Risk of Redundancy: Reskilling Your Workforce | Transition to Teach

Guest contributor Joanne Holland, Employer Engagement Manager at Transition to Teach, discusses this funded programme delivered by Cognition Education. It offers free support to businesses and their employees in order to raise awareness of teaching as a credible alternative to those who may be facing redundancy, coming to the end of their contract or taking early retirement.

Financial Wellbeing: Addressing Economic Burdens of the Workforce | Supporters Network Webinar

With recent lockdowns and tier system restrictions, many of us have experienced change and uncertainties around what the future might bring. Financial insecurity can be a big part of this. Our January Supporters Network Webinar was on the topic of financial wellbeing, and how employers can create actionable plans to address the financial burdens of their workforce.