Employers are set to benefit from a brand new health and wellbeing service, launched to help promote and optimise wellness in the workplace.
The Key to Life wellness system has been developed specifically for workplace use by The YOU Company More...09 July 2009 14:34
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
Catering giant Aramark has introduced a coaching course for managers to help them compare and contrast parenting with management styles.
HR director Robbie Wheeler said after the success of the Coaching Skills for Parents pilot, run by Next Generati More...19 May 2009 09:34
The Metropolitan Police Force has been 'named and shamed', together with three other forces, for failing to improve officers' work-life balance. The Police Federation has slammed four constabularies – Metropolitan, Northhamptonshire, Nottingham More...13 May 2009 07:00
Employees at cereal maker Kellogg's are being given Friday afternoons off over the summer - providing they have already worked their contracted hours. The summer hours scheme, now in its sixth year, runs from May to September and means staff finish More...08 May 2009 06:34
Paid maternity leave could increase to 20 weeks for women in the UK if radical new plans, agreed by the European Parliament's women's committee today, are passed through the European Parliament in three weeks' time. UK working mothers are at present More...16 April 2009 16:03
An intelligence agency HR chief has ruled out redundancies in his team this year, but admitted he is trying to make the function more efficient as the recession takes hold. Gareth Evans, HR directorat eavesdropping department Government Communication More...14 April 2009 17:08
Equality campaigners and leading business groups have delivered a lukewarm response to new parental leave proposals aimed at generating greater parity between entitlements for mothers and fathers. In its Wo rking Better report, the Equality and More...03 April 2009 10:38
Absenteeism has nearly doubled with the onset of the recession, as employees are faced with an increase in workload and stress. A survey by the research organisation Work Life Balance Centre and Coventry University has exposed senior managers as the More...24 March 2009 09:53
Finance staff and garage workers are among those doing the most unpaid overtime hours during the recession, the TUC has claimed.
The union's analysis of UK working hours, The Long Hours Culture , published on Friday, estimated that 5.24 million p More...02 March 2009 08:01
It has recently come to light that one of my employees has taken a second job to pay her mortgage. Unfortunately, this is affecting her work with us as she is often tired and late for work. Can we approach her about it and, if it continues, consid More...18 February 2009 13:40
Plans to extend the right to request flexible working look set to go ahead. Peter Rabbitts, knowledge adviser at Acas , outlines the implications for employers and HR. The work-life balance lobby was shaken in October, when it was mooted that p More...12 February 2009 15:46
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Pilots union BALPA criticises BMI after pay was taken back from employees' account and then returned minus a pay rise
Benefits under threat as employers cope with recession
And Twitter. What is it and h More...06 February 2009 18:51
The EAT has provided guidance on when an employee may take time off to care for a dependant under section 57A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA). Using the relevant legal language from the ERA in speech marks, this case focused on a situation where More...01 February 2009 00:00
London's Docklands Light Railway (DLR) workers are to be balloted for industrial action over the introduction of new rosters. Members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) are angry at the decision by Serco Docklands, w More...15 December 2008 14:14
Eurostar staff rosters have been branded "unfair" by union bosses sparking warnings that staff may strike in the run-up to Christmas. Members of both the RMT and TSSA trade unions have voted in favour of industrial action, which they hope will force More...01 December 2008 10:23
New flexible working laws may be delayed, but employers should still consider requests. Despite widespread press reports that business secretary Lord Mandelson planned to confirm that new family-friendly proposals, announced six m More...24 October 2008 15:00
Last month, Personnel Today published exclusive research dispelling some of the myths about younger workers .
So-called Generation Y employees - mainly those born in the 1980s - are traditionally thought to care less about More...14 October 2008 14:23
Happiness levels have reached unprecedented heights among the HR profession, despite the economic slowdown and increasing workloads, according to research.
The quarterly Happiness at Work Index of 1,086 UK employees, by international recruitment a More...16 September 2008 11:42
The recession shows no sign of abating. Jittery employees are looking over their shoulders, convinced that every envelope marked 'internal' contains their P45, while senior managers are nervously skimming the business pages and wondering how many More...08 September 2008 10:00