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What can 'furloughed staff' do for the business whilst on leave?

What can 'furloughed staff' do for the business whilst on leave?

An insight into what staff who have been placed on 'furlough leave' can do, to help the business reposition itself when the crisis is over.



Podcast - Video Conference Call
Facilitator: Richard Shakespeare

Andrew Bridgen - MP
Chris Hobson - Director of Policy and External Affairs at East Midlands Chamber
Steve Megson - MD of Quiet Storm and Founder of Love Business
Jon Smart - Editor of Love Business News


Keeping your people on furlough, through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, means they can still be actively engaged - but how?


Within this edit Topics covered are:

  • What businesses can and can't do with furlough staff
  • They can do training, but can they undertake maintenance work?
  • Can people on furlough be 'on rotation,' to keep up to speed with the business, for when they return?
  • What support is out there, how does it work, where do you get it?
  • The country will need every business ready to get the economy restarted as soon as this crisis is over


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East Midland Chamber Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire

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COVID-19 Business Support Hub

These are challenging times for business and although our ethos is to only shout about good news, we've created COVID-19 Business Support Hub on the Love Business the website to support you with expert tips, advice and ideas from your fellow businesses to help you get through this COVID-19 crisis. 

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