COVID-19 RESOURCE HUB
We have created this page to provide you with guidance and information, to help you manage the many challenges created by COVID-19. We are committed to supporting our clients and candidates during this time of uncertainty. Our team are standing by to help you with the issues that are most urgent to your business.
Advice on remote working
Four ways to reduce your exposure to cyberattacks as a result of remote/home working
Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) March 20th, 2020
Learn how remote working is helping to get control of the coronavirus emergency and mitigate the economic impact on businesses. However, without exception, we find that remote working is one of the top three critical vulnerabilities which can result in a serious cyber incident. There are a lot of things to consider and guidance will vary by business, but the following is the latest advice from REC business partner Mitigo to proportionately reduce this risk of a cyber breach. Read more
A Helpful Guide – Working from Home & Wellbeing
Brightred Resourcing April 10th, 2020
As the UK enters its second phase of lockdown (3 more weeks) we are very much aware that some people may be struggling to stay focused and, most importantly, happy during these challenging times. It is fair to say that our team have been incredible over the past few weeks, so we would like to share with you a helpful guide our HR team put together for looking at working from home and wellbeing. The document provide some useful tools, advice and ideas. We hope you find it useful and please feel free to share with any colleagues, friends and family that you think may find it beneficial.
Web and Video Conferencing Software
Web and video conferencing tools have become fundamental to how many teams communicate with each other and organisations conduct business. Here is a list of some of the top Web and Video Conferencing Software available.
Zoom is a unified communications platform primarily known for its use as a web conferencing tool. It features HD video and audio, collaboration tools, chat functionality, and an enterprise cloud phone system.
Microsoft Teams combines video conferencing software with team collaboration tools. The communications platform allows MS Office users to conduct conference calls and share files via SharePoint, and join or initiate a group chat.
GoToMeeting is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software that enables users to connect via the internet. It hosts a suite of online meeting tools, including real-time screen sharing and integrated audio.
Top 10 Video Interview Tips
Brightred Resourcing April 2nd, 2020
COVID-19 is changing the way we conduct our professional lives, and it’s highly likely that your next interview could be a video interview. While the questions and conversations are likely to be the same, there are some differences between interviewing in-person versus through a digital screen. If you’re in the process of getting ready for a job interview on video, here are our top 10 tips to help you land your dream job.
7 Job Hunting Tips For When Businesses Aren’t Hiring
Glassdoor April 20th, 2020
Measures put in place to combat the spread of coronavirus appear to be paying off according to the latest figures from Glassdoor, but a consequence of all non-essential businesses having to close is that staff are being furlough or let go as businesses try to control costs. Naturally, hiring has also slowed. In this blog, Glassdoor offers some advice on steps you could be taking if you’ve lost your job, or are concerned you might do soon, to start a new job sooner than you think. Read more
CV’s & Cover Letters
Even in our age of social networking, don’t underestimate the importance of a solid resume and cover letter. They’re often a company’s first look at your background and skills, which means they need to be organised and well-polished. Well represented skills on a CV can be the determining factor between employment and the job of your dreams. Here you some helpful CV templates and tips for making the perfect statement.
Government Information & Support
Government Update: Published 29 May – Chancellor extends Self-Employment Support Scheme and confirms furlough next steps
HMRC published recordings of their webinars about the Job Retention Scheme, how to make a claim and running your business through the Coronavirus.
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
HMRC April, 2020
If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant.
Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
HMRC May, 2020
The Government have released 8 guides covering a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe. Further guidance will be published as more businesses are able to reopen.
Tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)
HMRC March 26th, 2020
HMRC has a set up a phone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The helpline allows any business or self-employed individual who is concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus to get practical help and advice. Up to 2,000 experienced call handlers are available to support businesses and individuals when needed.
- COVID-19 UK Government Homepage https://gov.uk/coronavirus
- COVID-19 NHS Hhomepage https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
- NHS 111 Online https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/
- NHS Mental Health Support https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/
- NHS Quarantine Information https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/staying-at-home-to-avoid-getting-coronavirus/staying-at-home-and-away-from-other-people/
- Mind Mental Health Support https://www.mind.org.uk/coronavirus-we-are-here-for-you/
- UK Government Travel Advice https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
- COVID-19 Map https://google.com/covid19-map/?hl=en&mid=/m/07ssc