The HR department at troubled engineering firm Renishaw has been criticised following the latest round of redundancy negotiations.
The company is to make 470 cuts, but was blasted by staff for a 24-point e-mail and handout issued to workers urgin More...31 March 2009 11:16
Hundreds of staff at telecoms giant Nortel have been laid off with many receiving no redundancy pay. Nortel Networks UK, based in Maidenhead, went into administration in January after its parent firm filed for US bankruptcy protection. The 1,200 More...31 March 2009 10:12
Angry former employees of Wrekin Construction marched on the group's former headquarters in Shifnal, Shropshire yesterday to demand answers as to why they've been made redundant, as news emerged the firm had an £11m ruby listed as an asset.
Wrekin More...17 March 2009 09:02
Acas's new workplace problem-solving process, a less prescriptive approach to dealing with grievance and disciplinary cases, comes into force on 6 April 2009. But does it herald a more benign era in employment relations?
Update: This l More...10 March 2009 17:13
As the recession deepens, many organisations are relocating their premises to cut overheads. But moving offices can be a positive experience if well handled. Phil Boucher reports.
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Unions have condemned as irresponsible RBS's briefing about a restructuring plan that could lead to 20,000 job cuts. The troubled bank claims employees found out about the plan via the media. The part-nationalised banking giant will this week begin t More...23 February 2009 11:23
The fight for police on-call allowance is set to go to arbitration after officials failed to agree officers should be paid to standby. The Police Federation, which represents all 170,000 rank-and-file officers, has long urged the government to offer More...16 February 2009 13:38
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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
John Hutton has insisted his review to help companies improve employee engagement will help to increase profits.
Last month, as business secretary, he announced a government-funded review of employee engagement to work out how to improve workplace More...09 January 2009 00:44
The British Association of Communicators’ (CiB) Central seminar on 6 February in the West Midlands is a must for organisations who want to ensure that they are getting to the heart of engaging and communicating effectively with their employee More...16 December 2008 15:45
Thirty years after the first known outbreak in Philadelphia in 1976, legionnaires' disease remains a continuing problem for building occupiers.
In July this year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) renewed its warning to building and factory occu More...04 December 2008 17:01
East Sussex County Council
About the organisation : The council serves 700,000 people and employs 15,000 staff with a turnover of £1bn.
The challenge : Four years ago, there were nearly 300,000 long-term sickness cases More...04 December 2008 15:57
Our off-message columnist finds government health interventions a little interfering.
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Doctors, nurses and other NHS staff are being called on to develop new standards to measure and improve the quality of care in the health service.
Local NHS organisations are being encouraged to engage with staff to help develop a framework for new More...20 November 2008 13:01
NHS HR chiefs are optimistic about the year ahead, with nearly half claiming that staff morale has improved over the past 12 months, according to an internal poll.
Nearly half (45%) of 139 HR directors polled prior to the NHS Employers annual confe More...06 November 2008 09:00
As the government begins a consultation on improving employee engagement, HR professionals and employers draw up their wishlists. More...03 October 2008 07:00
Michael Farrelly looks at the perils of using off-the-record discussions between employer and employee in disputes. Conciliatory correspondence can often create problems rather than solve them. As Jane Austen's Mr Darcy discovered following his infam More...15 September 2008 00:00
After just a few weeks working for one firm, Generation Y employees can become easily bored and may look to leave if they are not managed effectively. They crave constant feedback and close contact with their managers. So how can organisations ada More...14 September 2008 21:00
Spies and other MI5 employees will receive workplace advice and support under a new deal signed at the TUC conference in Brighton.
The Security Service (MI5) and its staff association have reached an agreement with the FDA - the union for senior More...11 September 2008 11:32
Flexible working could soon become a casualty of the credit crunch, an employment expert has warned. Julie Quinn, employment partner at law firm Nabarro, has predicted that employers will be unable to keep offering a range of flexible working arrange More...20 August 2008 09:30