No matter what business you are in – managing staff brings with it challenges, problems and stresses. Even if you are a competent manager and an expert in your field – time-consuming and sometimes thorny staff management issues will interrupt your More...11 December 2009 16:41
NHS bosses have been urged by the Department of Health to maximise the number of their frontline staff who receive the swine flu vaccination.
Chief executives running hospitals, primary care trusts and strategic health authorities have been wr More...12 October 2009 08:11
A free website aimed at gathering honest and anonymous views from employees about their employer has been launched. Employerinformation. co.uk rates companies on their employment practices and asks workers to give genuine feedback, in a controlled More...28 September 2009 09:59
Chris Mordue, partner at Pinsent Masons, says the Diageo case illustrates how companies involved in a site closure or redundancy exercise need to have a well developed communications strategy which focuses on communication with a wide More...03 September 2009 09:49
Now we are seeing that the rate of redundancies is dropping and fewer organisations are going into administration, leadership teams are reminded to keep their board room doors fixed wide open and keep communicating with their staff.
Best Compa More...01 September 2009 16:19
Most women like having a man in charge of the office because they are less prone to mood swings, the Daily Mail reports. Of 2,000 women studied, two-thirds of female employees said they preferred to work for male bosses describing them as "mor More...13 August 2009 09:55
Thomas Cook travel agency staff in Dublin have been arrested for staging a sit-in to protest over the closure of branches, the BBC has reported.
Twenty staff were arrested this morning after refusing to leave the offices in Grafton Street, al More...04 August 2009 09:56
The MacLeod Review of Employee Engagement has called for a "nationwide discussion" to build understanding of the positive impact of engagement on performance and how this can best be achieved by employers.
To facilitate this discussion the r More...16 July 2009 12:03
With job losses mounting, there’s every likelihood workplace disputes will escalate in the coming months. So it’s imperative that employers are fully aware of the law covering such issues. Scholars of modern history will have noted two recent anniver More...07 July 2009 00:00
Companies can download employee survey results to identify low morale
Worker happiness peaked in 2008, according to results released today from the ETS employee survey benchmark database, which contains millions of employee views.
“We've just More...03 July 2009 11:38
Sheila Parry has been appointed education and accreditation director at the British Association of Communicators in Business (CiB).
She will oversee the ongoing development of CiB’s groundbreaking qualification programme for internal communic More...29 June 2009 14:38
The National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) spent £71.4m on consultants last year, despite being created to cut government spending on consultancy. In its annual report, the NPIA blamed its spending on consultants on "a tight funding settlement a More...28 May 2009 11:57
Google has come up with an algorithm to work out which of its employees feel under-used and are most likely to quit. The American internet search giant has begun crunching data from employee appraisals and promotion and pay histories in a mathematica More...20 May 2009 14:02
Confidence in corporate success is also falling. Expert warns: senior management must act to engage their workforce
Nearly four out of ten employees (37%) now fear they may lose their jobs, up by 10% in the last quarter of 2008 alone, according to d More...15 May 2009 11:13
In a survey by people assessment firm Talent Q , developing high performing teams is cited as the primary challenge facing two-thirds of employers over the coming year. Recognising the increased importance of getting the best out of existing emplo More...05 May 2009 14:52
HR news and views including:
Swine flu: should employers really pay attention to the media hype and should HR be preparing now for a pandemic? Includes an interview with the editor at Personnel Today's sister publication, Occupational Health, More...01 May 2009 11:13
Employees must leave their trades union or risk losing their jobs, a car transport firm has warned. Car logistics company Autologic wrote to all 280 drivers demanding they give up their membership of Unite, the country's biggest trade union, and thre More...20 April 2009 14:30
The CIPD has rubbished research that claims employees have less trust in their HR departments out of all business functions. A survey of more than 5,000 employees by leadership consultancy Endaba found almost a quarter (24.8%) did not trust More...07 April 2009 15:28
British Airways could face industrial action over plans to slash employee remuneration and holidays, to reduce in-flight budgets by £82m. The airline has notified its cabin crew of 32 money-saving proposals which include cutting annual leave from 36 t More...07 April 2009 09:56
The move to create a unitary authority in Cheshire has caused "chaos" as staff do not know what jobs they are supposed to be doing, it has been claimed. Cheshire's county council and six district councils have today merged into two unitary administra More...01 April 2009 14:02