Despite a fall in the number of days lost to industrial action, trade unions are finding alternative ways to exert pressure on employers. This is the chief finding of a new report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Mana More...02 November 2012 11:46
Civil servants are to face new restrictions on the amount of paid time they can spend on trade union activities, under proposals set out at the Conservative Party conference today.
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude announced that civil servants More...08 October 2012 16:46
Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will begin "action short of strike action" today, which will see them refusing to invigilate exams, undertake administrative work or cover for absent colleagues. Teachers who take part in the actio More...03 October 2012 13:36
The classic 360-degree-feedback model - feedback from your boss, peers and the people you supervise - is tried and tested, and is used in many organisations in many different ways. By getting structured feedback on specific behaviours and skills, i More...04 September 2012 16:56
R (on the application of Bakhsh) v Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Bakhsh was employed as a mental health nurse by Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust from 1998 to 2008. He was dismissed in 2008 and More...03 September 2012 10:33
If, following an investigation , an employer decides that there is a disciplinary case for an employee to answer, then a disciplinary hearing should be arranged. It is important that the employee is given the chance to put his or her case forw More...10 August 2012 11:36
When a claimant who had brought a race discrimination claim saw an email - which commented on her capabilities - sent from her employer via Acas during settlement conciliation, she ultimately won a case of victimisation. And while the case of Vern More...06 August 2012 10:57
More than half of employees are "not bothered" about their work, as the result of corporate scandals eroding their trust in senior leaders.
This is according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which published its latest More...23 July 2012 11:50
Mr Justice Underhill, former president of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, has presented his recommendations for reforming employment tribunal procedures.
They include proposals for an initial "sift stage", during which employment judges can review cas More...11 July 2012 16:26
Employers could be losing vital skills from the workforce because they are failing to provide guidance to employees in the run-up to retirement, insurance and investment firm Aviva has warned.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) More...11 July 2012 00:03
The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has announced that the number of applications it received for trade union recognition last year rose by half (54%).
In its annual report, the CAC said that it had received 43 applications for trade union recogni More...06 July 2012 09:56
Ever since it was announced in 2005 that London would be hosting the 2012 Olympics, trade unions have been gearing up to make demands on employers. Mainline train workers and Network Rail staff have already secured a £500 bonus for the extra work they a More...27 June 2012 12:34
Norman Lamb, the employment relations minister, has today announced the Government's proposals to reform the rules for consulting staff about large scale redundancies.
According to a statement from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, More...21 June 2012 16:30
Taking a few months off work to pursue a professional or personal development goal may seem counterintuitive in these straitened times, but taking a sabbatical could have a long-term positive effect on your career. As an HR professional, you may be More...29 May 2012 12:23
The Government's "employer's charter" seeks to reform the way that employers handle workplace disputes and to reduce the number of tribunals. Tania Coke, senior mediation consultant at workplace mediation specialists Consensio , considers More...11 May 2012 12:32
While results of employee engagement surveys at Barclays UK Retail and Business Banking are positive, a deeper look into the figures found that some concerns were not being addressed by the existing survey. Qualitative data showed that there w More...11 April 2012 09:49
An employee relations adviser has compared Unite's attempts to agree national minimum standards for fuel-tanker drivers, employed by seven different companies, to getting all the major UK supermarkets to agree unified pay and working conditions for thei More...05 April 2012 16:48
The past few weeks have seen numerous news reports about the threat of strikes by transport workers, who have demanded bonuses in return for the possibility of working extra hours during the Olympics.
Recently, it was reported that Tube workers had More...05 April 2012 14:32
Mediation is a key part of the Government's plans for employment law reform. It hopes that by referring all employment disputes to mediation it will reduce the number of tribunals that take place.
However, it needn't look far to see a success More...29 March 2012 11:46
Last year, the Government asked David MacLeod and Nita Clarke, authors of the Engaging for success report, to create the Employee Engagement Task Force in an attempt to tackle UK productivity at its roots. One year on from its launch, they te More...26 March 2012 10:40