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Scottish Enterprise, on behalf of the Scottish Government, has launched a new Fair Work Employer Support tool.
 
Organisational re-structuring and adaptations to workplace practices is one of the challenges business owners are currently facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is well documented that Fair Work practices help companies become more resilient, improve their ability to manage change and continue trading during periods of uncertainty, such as those they are facing now.  Fair Work has become a competitive advantage for business and an important issue for the health and wellbeing of the working population.  It helps companies retain talent, improve productivity and profitability, and maximise the potential of their workforce.   
 
The Fair Work Employer Support Tool has been introduced to provide practical support and advice to help companies navigate through change and importantly, build employee voice into their future decisions.  It was developed with input from business partners, employers, and expert advice from the Fair Work Convention, and complements new guidance recently published by Scottish Government to support implementation of their Fair Work First approach.
 
It has been designed to help companies understand the benefits of adopting fairer work practice, highlight what good practice looks like, help them identify where they are in their own journey and provide practical advice on how to improve their own working practices.  It enables organisations and businesses to self-assess their working practices against the five dimensions of Fair Work and uses a series of questions and statements to offer guidance and tailored resources that can help organisations adopt fair work practices into their own workplace.
 
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