Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-generation threat. Keep track of how the virus will affect your business, get the latest guidance and find out how other companies are reacting.

What should you do if an employee refuses to return to work?

What should you do if an employee refuses to return to work?

FAQs: An employment lawyer responds to some common problems when reopening the office.

The questions left unanswered by Rishi Sunak's budget

The questions left unanswered by Rishi Sunak's budget

Everything we still need to know about the chancellor's summer budget.

The men using their power to fight gender inequality

The men using their power to fight gender inequality

Agents of Change 2020: As women bear the economic brunt of the virus, men must...

This isn't just a health crisis, it's an equality crisis

This isn't just a health crisis, it's an equality crisis

Inspiring Women in Business winners: In the “new normal”, we must make sure that female...

The rise of virtual presenteeism

The rise of virtual presenteeism

Excessive workloads and a fear of redundancy mean over a third of employees are logged-on...

What are Simon Roberts’ big 3 challenges at Sainsbury’s?

What are Simon Roberts’ big 3 challenges at Sainsbury’s?

The grocer's new CEO has taken the reins at a critical time.

Lockdown stress: 12 leaders share practical coping tips

Lockdown stress: 12 leaders share practical coping tips

In hard times, it's far too easy for the boss to forget to look after...

COVID-secure: How to make your workplace safe

COVID-secure: How to make your workplace safe

A practical guide to doing a proper coronavirus risk assessment.

COVID-19 key developments: Furlough scheme cut-off to be announced, the UK's fiscal shackles

COVID-19 key developments: Furlough scheme cut-off to be announced, the UK's fiscal shackles ...

Stay informed on economic impacts, plus the latest advice, resources and best practice.

Lockdown finance: Tips for talking to your bank & managing cash flow

Lockdown finance: Tips for talking to your bank & managing cash flow

Video: Funding Xchange's Katrin Herrling answers some common questions.

Government's COVID-19 recovery strategy: What employers need to know

Government's COVID-19 recovery strategy: What employers need to know

The key points from Boris Johnson's road map to re-opening.

5 thorny questions you need to answer before reopening the workplace

5 thorny questions you need to answer before reopening the workplace

Boris Johnson’s ‘sketch of a roadmap’ is of limited use.

Should companies be paying dividends right now?

Should companies be paying dividends right now?

COVID-19 has brought the apparent trade-off between shareholders and society to a head.

Planning through uncertainty: A quick guide

Planning through uncertainty: A quick guide

Video: Octopus Energy CEO Greg Jackson and Insights Group CEO Andy Lothian offer tips on...

Packed living rooms, empty studios: Dispatches from the TV industry

Packed living rooms, empty studios: Dispatches from the TV industry

Briefing: UKTV CEO Marcus Arthur.

The case for command-and-control leadership

The case for command-and-control leadership

When times are hard, we want someone to be in charge, but they need to...

What it's like to lead a FTSE 100 firm from isolation

What it's like to lead a FTSE 100 firm from isolation

FTSE 100 interview: AVEVA CEO Craig Hayman talks tough love, serendipity and finding opportunity in...

It is socially irresponsible to open the office. Discuss

It is socially irresponsible to open the office. Discuss

Business decisions to exit the coronavirus lockdown will have far-reaching consequences for society.

How to innovate in a crisis

How to innovate in a crisis

Leadership lessons video panel: ADP UK MD Jeff Phipps and Amazing If co-founder Sarah Ellis...

Coronavirus and the end of the global supply chain

Coronavirus and the end of the global supply chain

In depth: COVID-19 has shown how fragile cost-driven, just-in-time processes really are.

How to see through coronavirus hype

How to see through coronavirus hype

When looking for how the pandemic ends and when the economy returns to normal, critical...

Managing in isolation: It’s even lonelier at the top

Managing in isolation: It’s even lonelier at the top

Leaders will be experiencing a particular type of stress during the COVID-19 lockdown.

How to protect diversity and inclusion during the coronavirus crisis

How to protect diversity and inclusion during the coronavirus crisis

Being consciously inclusive is more important than ever, says EY’s Justine Campbell.

Employee mental health worries? Look to the line manager

Employee mental health worries? Look to the line manager

COVID-19-inspired, company-wide programmes can only go so far.

Employee engagement vs the lockdown

Employee engagement vs the lockdown

Video: Professor Cary Cooper and C Space's regional CEO Felix Koch on how to support...

What can we learn from China about post-lockdown life?

What can we learn from China about post-lockdown life?

Opinion: Hard though things are, this is an opportunity to glimpse the future, and maybe...

How "practical purpose" could help save your business

How "practical purpose" could help save your business

Why purposeful leadership matters right now.

What you can do to reduce employee fear and anxiety around COVID-19

What you can do to reduce employee fear and anxiety around COVID-19

Leaders need to help their workforce to emotionally self-regulate, says Dr Alan Watkins.

"I just joined as MD in February. Then the lockdown happened"

"I just joined as MD in February. Then the lockdown happened"

Briefing: Interflex's Jim Griffin on leading from the home office when nobody knows your face....

3 ways to pandemic-proof your supply chain

3 ways to pandemic-proof your supply chain

It’s too easy to forget that every link in the chain is a human being....

No, we are not at war with COVID-19

No, we are not at war with COVID-19

Opinion: Invoking the blitz spirit works better for politicians than for businesses, says the CEO...

Leading through a pandemic: Tips from the board

Leading through a pandemic: Tips from the board

Seasoned board directors offer advice on how to lead through a crisis.

Video: "Crisis is the enemy of inertia"

Video: "Crisis is the enemy of inertia"

Leadership lessons panel 2: Culture. James Reed, CEO of REED, and Michael Frohlich, CEO of...

"Don't confuse momentum with progress"

"Don't confuse momentum with progress"

COVID-19 video briefing: Snap UK general manager Ed Couchman.

“I’m not taking a salary until business resumes”

“I’m not taking a salary until business resumes”

COVID-19 briefing: St Giles Hotel Group CEO Abigail Tan.

As the pandemic surges, now is when we need to prepare for the future

As the pandemic surges, now is when we need to prepare for the ...

In every crisis is an opportunity.

What happens to your business if you get COVID-19?

What happens to your business if you get COVID-19?

Four bosses who caught coronavirus share their tips.

NextGen winners: The firms that will lead Britain's recovery

NextGen winners: The firms that will lead Britain's recovery

Agility, impact and vision define our next generation of great companies.

Furlough and bias: An open letter to business leaders facing tough decisions

Furlough and bias: An open letter to business leaders facing tough decisions

In moments of stress, business leaders default to autopilot behaviours, with social structural prejudices baked...

Customer service in a pandemic: The great, the good and the downright terrible

Customer service in a pandemic: The great, the good and the downright terrible ...

As these examples show, the best businesses put humanity first.

How D&I can help firms grow during a crisis

How D&I can help firms grow during a crisis

Many D&I initiatives will be deprioritised, postponed or cancelled altogether in the next three months....

Leading from a distance: Remote working for the C-suite

Leading from a distance: Remote working for the C-suite

Leadership lessons video panel: Chris Hirst, CEO of Havas Creative; Matt Peers, COO of Linklaters;...

There’s little point saving your business if you let your market die

There’s little point saving your business if you let your market die

Opinion: The nature of the coronavirus pandemic demands we look out for each other.

What happens next: COVID-19 lessons from Italian CEOs

What happens next: COVID-19 lessons from Italian CEOs

Part I: Marco Alvera, chief executive of €15bn Lombardy-based energy firm Snam, on living with...

Which values matter most in a crisis?

Which values matter most in a crisis?

Have your say on how coronavirus is changing your culture.