COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy

Quick summary:
  • A 2-week COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy payment will be available nationally for employers, including self-employed people, who are financially impacted by the resurgence of COVID-19 and changes to COVID Alert Levels.
  • It’s a two-week payment for businesses who meet the criteria, and aren’t getting the Wage Subsidy, Wage Subsidy Extension or the Leave Support Scheme.
  • Your 2-week payment will run from the date you apply.
  • Applications can be made from 1pm on 21 August 2020 to 3 September 2020.

Proactive HR – huh?

So what exactly is ‘proactive HR’, I hear you ask?! Well, it’s actually a lot more than just people and process and there’s a difference between good HR and proactive HR.

We tend to think of HR as a practical approach and reactive response to standard issues – recruitment, retention, supporting line managers in ER (disciplinaries, grievances), remuneration (pay and reward) and leaving procedures immediately spring to mind and getting these basics right is of course important. But proactive HR requires a deeper level of understanding and a more collaborative approach to these issues and the positive impact it can have on your business, is significant.