Excessive bureaucracy and red tape has created a culture in the civil service where talented people become disillusioned and poor performance is rewarded, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said. "Civil servants often find themselves frustrat More...06 July 2011 14:29
More than half of employees are unhappy at work and more than one-third are seriously considering leaving their jobs.
This is according to a survey by HR consulting, outsourcing and investment company Mercer, which also found that employee enga More...06 July 2011 14:12
Shropshire Council has handed redundancy notices to its 6,500-strong workforce, informing them that they will be re-hired the next day if they agree to a 5.4% pay cut.
The council said that the move would eventually reduce its staffing bill by £7 m More...06 July 2011 12:11
Occupational health professionals, lawyers and HR specialists often seem to speak in different languages. Anne Pritam, a specialist in employment and partnership law, examines why this is the case. Have you ever sat in a meeting and wondered if y More...01 July 2011 16:40
Employment lawyers have warned organisations not to refuse parents the day off on Thursday 30 June, or subject them to disciplinary measures on their return, as many parents struggle to find childcare in the face of school closures.
Tomorrow, T More...29 June 2011 11:21
Public sector employers can prevent escalating strike action by communicating the benefits of being employed in the sector, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has claimed. The comments come as thousands of teachers and civil More...27 June 2011 16:38
Lack of communication between senior managers and their wider workforce is leading to low motivation among staff, according to research published today. The survey, by people development company European Leaders, found that more than two-thirds (68%) More...08 June 2011 10:16
Business secretary Vince Cable today warned that the Government would consider making changes to strike laws should the country be faced with widespread industrial action. Speaking at the GMB union's annual conference, Cable said that ther More...06 June 2011 12:48
Focusing on the human aspects of employees is key to making them feel valued, say Dr Paul Stevens and Dr Ann Hemingway. Their new consultancy package can help businesses to achieve this goal.
The importance of taking health and wellbeing into a More...01 June 2011 15:55
Half the organisations surveyed in XpertHR's conflict management survey that have altered their conflict management approach in the last two years have introduced or made changes to their mediation procedures. The survey also found that mor More...23 May 2011 00:00
On 12 May 2011, the Government announced a wide-ranging review of employment law covering a number of areas from the levels of compensation awarded by employment tribunals to the arcane workings of TUPE. The Chancellor of the Exchequer call More...20 May 2011 15:58
Personnel Today has announced the introduction of a new category in the Personnel Today Awards 2011 - innovation in dispute resolution. The inclusion of the new category reflects the growing importance of dispute resolution as an HR issue and follows More...10 May 2011 15:45
The amount of time spent by employers resolving individual workplace conflict has increased in more than 40% of UK organisations during the past two years, according to research published by XpertHR today. However, according to the research there was More...09 May 2011 00:01
Employee confidence and trust in senior leaders has hit a record low as job security, satisfaction and standards of living fell, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found. According to the CIPD's spring 2011 Employee Outlo More...05 May 2011 00:00
London commuters will face two separate weeks of disruption in May and June after tube drivers announced planned dates to strike over the sacking of two workers . The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union announced that its members who work as Lond More...04 May 2011 16:53
The Government should introduce employment tribunal league tables to restore the credibility of the system, the CBI has argued.
In its submission to the Government's consultation on workplace dispute reforms , the CBI said the tribunal system is f More...15 April 2011 00:00
Seven employers in 10 (71%) predict a rise in industrial action in the UK over the next year and one-third (33%) think that strikes in their own organisations are likely, according to data released today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and More...05 April 2011 15:43
Edward Davey, minister for employment relations, talks exclusively to Personnel Today about the Government's plans for reforming the ways in which workplace disputes are handled. Here, he explains the reasons behind the proposed changes and encourages e More...04 April 2011 06:00
Acas has welcomed the Government's proposal for potential employment tribunal claims to be referred for early conciliation, in its formal submission to the public consultation on resolving workforce disputes .
The Acas Council said that More...30 March 2011 14:07
Do you know how much conflict is costing your organisation? Conflict in the workplace costs British businesses £33 billion a year, every year. But the big question for HR professionals is how much of that cost is shouldered by your organisation? £10,000 More...30 March 2011 10:33