How are companies dealing with remote working rules?
With the Coronavirus pandemic forcing companies to adjust to the new normal and make changes to the way they functioned, not all of them can take the plunge, easily. Startups and IT companies, for the most part, were practising remote working even before the pandemic, allowing their people to work from home for a specific number of days a week. However, most other companies had to join the bandwagon forcing their employees to adjust. Unfortunately, a majority of companies in the UK work on jobs that revolve around personal interactions like restaurants, hospitality and even construction. Unfortunately, these companies do not have the option of working remotely the way that they are set-up.
These are the types of issues that are preventing the UK economy from getting back to normal, just yet. Overall, the UK market has seen the worst with three million job losses since the beginning of the pandemic five months back. Additionally, the majority chunk of the population is not willing to work yet, which is causing an issue when it comes to handouts but is not change the unemployment rate in the country. The Government also foresees that the unemployment numbers are going to get significantly higher when they begin reducing the number of schemes that they are providing. Currently, most companies cannot stand independently, so the Government is running various schemes to assist them. Even with these, companies are facing issues and cutting jobs, since they are not meeting their targets to make these payments. Most of the people affected by these changes are working on jobs where they can be easily replaced by software or machines, which is a significantly reduced cost and would assist the company in the grand scale of things.
The Government started making plans about reopening the economy at the beginning of August. They created a series of measures that people had to follow if they wanted to stay safe, including wearing masks, maintaining the right number of people in small rooms, maintaining social distance and so on. While work was slowly starting, the Government was hopeful that people would start visiting restaurants, bars and small pubs since they had been indoors throughout the pandemic, which was additionally supposed to boost small businesses and assist the economy. However, August was not very promising, with most people staying indoors, from the fear of another wave of the Coronavirus.
DBS checks are now the norm, with almost all companies conducting them since a lot of the employees they coordinate with do not meet in person. Some of the new ones have never had an in-person interaction with their employer. They conduct an enhanced DBS checkto provide an employer with details on the person they are hiring. This information would include background checks and any other information about the individual that has been on record, like the fact that they might have been abusive to senior citizens or children, which might come in handy if they are working at a daycare.