Experts have cast doubt on claims that the latest strikes by London Underground workers will cost the capital nearly £50 million in lost productivity per day. The first wave of 24-hour strikes began at 5pm yesterday (6 September), when maintenance wo More...07 September 2010 16:18
Government plans to phase out the default retirement age (DRA) next year could put extra responsibility on to OH professionals, as maintaining the health and productivity of older workers becomes a more pressing issue for employers. The Institute of More...24 August 2010 00:00
Employers risk a loss of productivity and falling retention levels if they don't do more to manage morale in the workplace. The warning by workplace psychologists OPP follows research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Employee More...06 August 2010 09:53
Employers have been warned to keep a close eye on employees' social media habits after a poll revealed that more than half use Facebook, Twitter or MySpace during working hours. A poll of 1,000 UK workers by MyJobGroup.co.uk found that 55% admitted t More...05 August 2010 15:46
The UK must radically reform the skills of its workforce or risk the economy losing its world-class ranking, experts have warned. Ambition 2020, published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) argues that a staggering 10 million p More...28 July 2010 09:37
Anxiety that the World Cup will dent business productivity over the next month is largely unfounded, according to figures published today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
More than half of the 687 employers (54%) polled admitted they wer More...08 June 2010 12:38
Cycle to Work schemes present various legal questions, the answers to which Ben Stepney and Megan Fradgley provide below.
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Some 77 leading academics have now signed a letter warning against Conservative plans to create an extra £6bn-worth of savings over the next year. The economists used the letter to warn that Tory savings proposals would damage confidence in the e More...16 April 2010 09:03
Public sector costs could be cut by as much as £25bn within three years through a radical restructuring of procurement and greater use of shared services , and outsourcing of areas such as HR. The report from a study by the Institute of Directo More...22 March 2010 16:07
BT has launched an HR consultancy service to help spread best-practice, having increased productivity by 20% and reduced absenteeism by more than one-third in the past six years. The Sustainable Workforce Assessment will allow employers to work wit More...07 July 2009 12:06
Police forces could have to cut spending by £480m this year, according to the Association of Police Authorities (APA), raising fears that front-line officer numbers will fall.
Forces are already reviewing their spending plans after the Treasury rais More...29 June 2009 09:02
The swine flu pandemic could see over one third of the workforce out of action and cost employers £2.1bn a day - 10% more than previously expected. A spokesman for the Department of Health said the government predicted the workforce could be reduced More...22 June 2009 11:38
British Airways has written to 40,000 employees asking them to volunteer for four weeks of unpaid work to help the airline survive the recession. Chief executive of the company, Willie Walsh, announced last month that he would work in July for no More...16 June 2009 09:04
Rural NHS doctors are being paid up to £10,000 more than city doctors, new statistics have revealed.
Figures released by the NHS Information Centre showed rural GPs on average earned £115,309 before tax last year, compared with £105,970 for thei More...20 May 2009 10:35
Swine flu is here in the UK , and no-one is sure how widely it will spread, and how severely it will strike.
There were three flu pandemics in the 20th century : in 1918, 1957 and 1968. Up to a quarter of the UK po More...01 May 2009 12:46
Standards are slipping at HM Revenue & Customs as a depleted workforce struggles to hit targets .
An HMRC insider, speaking to ITV's Tonight programme, has said that overworked staff routinely ignore mistakes, bin letters and refuse to More...06 April 2009 11:03
HR has gone through a number of image overhauls over the years, but how much has it really changed? Five HR professionals who started out in each decade from the 1960s to the Noughties reveal how it was for them.
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Job losses continue to dominate the headlines as businesses scrabble to save money. But there are plenty of alternatives to redundancy which can both save you cash and ensure you hang on to your best staff through the tough times. Nick Martindale report More...03 February 2009 12:13