One-third of employers said that their use of compromise agreements had increased over the past few years, while 16% said it had decreased. This is according to a survey by XpertHR, which found that 80% of companies use compromise agreements to More...18 October 2010 09:35
It’s a fact that workplace conflict costs money, causes disruption, increases absence, reduces productivity and negatively impacts on employee engagement. So, what can be done about it?
People Resolutions is embarking on a UK-wide Confl More...13 July 2010 16:15
Unite union has offered to postpone its British Airways (BA) cabin crew strike ballot to allow the staff time to consider the airline's latest offer.
Unite was due to begin balloting cabin crew tomorrow unless an agreement was reached in the dispute More...28 June 2010 08:02
More than 5,000 employment tribunals are said to have been avoided after the launch of Acas' pre-claim conciliation service, the arbitration body has claimed.
Acas helpline advisers have referred some 8.034 cases to the pre-claim service since its l More...17 March 2010 15:40
A long-running dispute about changes to firefighters' shifts will be referred to an advisory panel, it has emerged. South Yorkshire fire authority and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have agreed to union calls to use in-house mediators after both sides More...28 January 2010 09:17
Councils should set up in-house mediation services to address the "human casualties" and potential grievances which will result from next year's local authority budget cuts, leading local authority HR chiefs have warned. The Public Sector People Mana More...19 November 2009 15:46
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Conflict Management Plus the UK’s leading provider of mediation services and mediation training has been selected by BERR, the Government's Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform to provide in house mediation training as par More...13 May 2009 12:28
The Essential Guide to Workplace Mediation and Conflict Resolution Authors: Nora Doherty and Marcelas Guyler ISBN: 0749450193
This is a very practical book, and not one for the casual reader. For an HR practitioner worried about workplace conflict, More...13 May 2009 12:15
The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures will be ushered in by the new Employment Act in April 2009 . This will see the disastrous 2004 statutory dismissal and grievance procedures relegated to the role of guidelines, and mediation given a much higher profile - albeit informally.
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Angry workers who believe companies are not doing enough to support them during the recession could increasingly resort to staging protests on work premises and use agressive tactics to get their point across, employers have been warned.
Last week More...03 April 2009 09:49
Acas's new workplace problem-solving process, a less prescriptive approach to dealing with grievance and disciplinary cases, comes into force on 6 April 2009. But does it herald a more benign era in employment relations?
Update: This l More...10 March 2009 17:13
Pilots working for BMI will meet this week to decide whether to accept a temporary deal with their employer which, earlier this month, was accused of removing a pay increase from their bank accounts .
The British Airline Pilots' Association (B More...16 February 2009 11:09
Local government employers have welcomed an agreement with trade unions on the terms of reference for the arbitration process that will resolve the 2008-09 pay dispute. The bitter pay battle, which saw hundreds of thousands of local authority workers More...18 December 2008 10:36
Celebrating 10 years of providing mediation services and training, 2009 sees UK Mediation not only celebrating, but also anticipating its busiest year yet.
The last few months have shown record numbers of training delivery, and this is More...12 December 2008 14:49
Using mediation at any stage of a proposed cost cutting review can help employers and employees reach agreement about proposed cost cutting including redundancies and even provide an opportunity to find other ways to save costs, says The Mediation More...04 December 2008 13:32
The government could force employers to take staff complaints to independent mediators as it bids to cut the number of cases going to tribunals. Michael Gibbons, whose 2007 report led to the creation of a new dispute resolution system through the E More...03 November 2008 08:41
Public sector union Unison is hoping to secure an end to the long-running local government pay dispute before Christmas. Unions met with local government employers and conciliation body Acas yesterday to agree terms of reference for thrashing out a p More...28 October 2008 09:58
Manufacturers' body the EEF is to tour the UK with conciliation body Acas to help employers understand how the forthcoming dispute resolution system will work.
Next April, a more flexible system will replace the current grievance, disciplinary and More...22 August 2008 08:45
Last-minute talks to avert a potential strike that could result in petrol shortages across the UK are being held. Unions representing 500 oil tanker drivers planning a four-day strike are meeting with employers in efforts to resolve a pay dispute . More...11 June 2008 11:01