Working out the consequences of Covid

Blog from Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources Officer for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK

Just as new laws can have unintended consequences, relaxing the rules can too. One apparently benign result of the pandemic has been the recognition by many organisations that employees can work productively from home – at least for a proportion of the time.

While that freedom will be gladly embraced by many employees, for some the consequences of working from home could be harmful in the short or long term. As employers, we need to carefully weigh the risks as well as the benefits of these changes in the world of work and mitigate them.

Any employee might be affected, but evidence is showing that particular groups are at greater risk.