Podcasts

Episode 1: In Conversation with Euan Graham, EG Advisory

Welcome to the first of a series of podcasts from Oyster about the world of work and employment. Today Michael Pickup is in conversation with Euan Graham, Principal Consultant at EG Advisory. They discuss the UK government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and all things “furlough”. Amongst other things, they discuss the purpose of the Scheme, how it works and, not least, things for employers to think about if they decide to furlough employees.

Episode 2: In Conversation with Nick Bloy, Wellbeing Republic 

Welcome to the second of Oyster’s podcasts about the world of work and employment. Today we’re in conversation with Nick Bloy, Director at Wellbeing Republic, discussing employee wellbeing. We take a look at what employers are doing right now to support their employees together with what steps employees can take for themselves to safeguard their own wellbeing during the coronavirus lockdown.

Episode 3: In Conversation with Dr Hazel Harrison, ThinkAvellana

In the third of our series of podcasts about the world of work and employment we’re in conversation with Dr Hazel Harrison, a clinical psychologist and Director of ThinkAvellana. Dr Harrison works with a range of clients including law firms, schools and the BBC and today we discuss children’s wellbeing, including advice for a daily routine in lockdown, some of the challenges to wellbeing and screen time.

Episode 4: In Conversation with Angus MacGregor, MUFG

In this latest podcast from Oyster about the world of work and employment, we talk to Angus Macgregor, Deputy Head of Global HR at MUFG in Tokyo about the Japanese Government’s approach to Covid-19, HR’s response, the steps the Bank has taken to facilitate a return to office working, lessons learnt and the future of work.

Episode 5: In Conversation with Sharon Green, Chiara Consultancy

Trust – so deeply ingrained in our daily personal and professional lives that it is easily taken for granted – seems uppermost right now as the UK Government, led by the science, this week sets out its plans to end the lockdown. So, for this latest podcast about the world of work and employment we’re in conversation with Sharon Green, Founder of Chiara Consultancy, a specialist in Change, Tech, Comms and Engagement and we take a closer look at what we mean by trust in organisations, why it is so important, the impact of Covid-19 on trust and, crucially, the kind of steps employers should take to ensure trust in the workplace and amongst other stakeholders both now and in the future.

Episode 6: In Conversation with Euan Graham, EG Advisory

As the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announces plans to extend the furlough scheme, what better time to catch-up with Euan Graham, Principal Consultant at EG Advisory, for his take on this and the Government’s latest announcement on a phased return to the workplace in England. Euan underlines the importance, more than ever, of effective employee communications, practical plans for a return to the workplace, though may be not for everyone, right now at least, and he shares his insights in to what some of his clients and employers are thinking more generally.

Episode 7: In Conversation with Euan Graham, EG Advisory

As employers continue the phased return to the workplace, with flexible furloughing being introduced from 1 July, we take the opportunity to catch-up with Euan Graham, Principal Consultant at EG Advisory to better understand how the scheme will work in practice, possible extensions to the CJRS beyond 31 October and alternative employment arrangements employers are implementing to safeguard jobs and aid recovery.

Episode 8: In Conversation with Nick Bloy, Wellbeing Republic 

Cows, mending fences and sharpening swords. It’s all in our latest podcast with Nick Bloy, Director of Wellbeing Republic, in which we talk employee wellbeing, self-care for leaders and avoiding the (growing) risk of burn-out as employers begin the lengthy process of re-opening the workplace.

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