Two-thirds of employers have never used mediation to settle workplace disputes , research has found.
Research by law firm Dundas & Wilson (D&W) found only 36% of HR professionals had used the tactic to tackle conflict at work. This foll More...10 June 2008 08:02
So, we're all about to start using mediation, are we? Well, yes - if we are to get on board with new employment legislation. Yes - if we could be sure that it's going to solve more problems than it creates. But before we get carried away with mediat More...12 March 2008 16:15
Acas , or the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service is an organisation which aims to improve working life through better employment relations .
Acas provides information, advice, training and works with employers and employe More...20 February 2008 13:32
Mediation needs regulation and codes of practice
I read with interest the editorial comment in last week's Personnel Today (12 February) about workplace mediation, and the impending increase in demand with the forthcoming legislative changes.
I More...18 February 2008 10:00
News of the clampdown on unnecessary tribunals could not have come soon enough. The number of employment tribunal cases rose from 115,039 in 2005-06 to 132,577 last year. And with the exception of race discrimination, all areas had an upward More...11 February 2008 11:57
Business secretary John Hutton is to clamp down on unnecessary employment tribunals by throwing millions of pounds at conciliation service Acas. The government has today awarded Acas £37m to help prevent workplace disputes unnecessarily going to emp More...06 February 2008 10:21
On 18th March 2008, UK Mediation is offering HR professionals the opportunity to attend a one-day intensive training programme which will cover all aspects of workplace mediation.
As well as an update on dispute resolution policies, proce More...22 January 2008 11:21
The recent Gibbons review of the Dispute resolution procedures points towards a greatly increased use of workplace mediation. HR practitioners, managers and employee relations specialists need to stay ahead of developments within the field, and to under More...02 January 2008 11:47
Nearly eight out of 10 employers would rather pay off a former employee with a grievance if the cost of fighting their claim outweighs the cost of a compromise agreement, according to research by Personnel Today's sister publication, Employment Revie More...12 December 2007 08:00
The Gibbons review of the Dispute Resolution Procedures (2004) has already increased the demand for mediation and mediation training throughout a wide range of organisations. The forthcoming Employment Bill will also highlight the need for more mediatio More...20 November 2007 10:00
Louisa Peacock presents the latest human resources news.
This week we bring you a taste of what’s making the headlines in HR, including a councillor who got into trouble over Christmas shopping, latest news from the disability employer Rem More...26 October 2007 14:16
The long-running dispute between the Communications Workers Union (CWU) and the Royal Mail is close to an end as unions will today vote on whether to accept a deal over pay, pensions and modernisation.
A simple majority would be required to ap More...15 October 2007 10:27
Employers do not have effective procedures or training to prevent workplace disputes from escalating, research has revealed. A study commissioned by law firm Nabarro has found that nearly two-thirds of organisations do not educate staff on disp More...02 October 2007 09:56
Conflict Management Plus has been awarded the tender to supply external independent mediation, and train and quality assure internal mediators, for the Armed Forces.
The contract, to run until 2010, means that service personnel across the w More...26 September 2007 16:25
The Transport and General Workers Union (T&G) has warned of possible strike action by cabin crew at Thomsonfly , following a failed meeting over compulsory job cuts as Thomson and First Choice continue with merg More...30 April 2007 11:06
The Transport and General Workers' Union (T&G) is to hold talks with the management of troubled UK car manufacturer TVR on 20 November, following the surprise closure of the company's car plant in Blackpool last week.
More than 150 workers were More...17 November 2006 08:30
Mark Thompson steps in to see off strike action – for now. More...14 July 2006 16:41
I am an HR director of a large creative agency. We have two members of staff who are both hugely creative and are each critical to the reputation and success of the organisation. Unfortunately, there is a huge amount of professional jealousy between them More...24 January 2006 08:00
New research shows partnership working continues to be successful. Alex Blyth reports More...10 January 2006 00:00
Much has changed in the 30 years since the formation of conciliation service Acas. More...07 December 2005 13:00