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
Harriet Harman, the leader of the Commons, has announced a four-day increase in holiday entitlement for MPs in 2008, extending their overall time off to 91 days.
The extra time away from Westminster is due to Easter falling early nex More...19 October 2007 10:57
Everyone enjoys a good holiday. Yet the UK is remarkably bad at providing it. Research by Mercer HR Consulting shows British workers enjoy the fewest days off in the EU, lagging behind the likes of Slovenia, Poland and Malta. To challenge this, the More...15 October 2007 00:21
Mike Berry hosts this week's programme which includes:
News from the Labour Party conference in Bournemouth
The Commision for Racial Equality responds to claims of racial discrimination from its own staff
And the CIPD's Linda Holbeche's pla More...28 September 2007 15:23
Personnel Today online editor Rob Moss interviews Jo Stubbs, managing editor of XpertHR, on the introduction on Monday, 1 October 2007 of new legislation on statutory holiday entitlement.
The change is the first wave of change to the law that will s More...28 September 2007 13:39
A leaked manifesto by a policy group for the Conservative Party on general wellbeing, which suggested, among other things, increasing paid maternity leave to three years and three extra bank holidays, has been rubbished by David Cameron.
The pr More...23 August 2007 11:41
I was concerned to read the answer to the question " does anyone still operate a bonus/bonus award system for people who have a whole year with no sickness absence? "
(Discussions online, Personnel Today, 3 July.)
"If an employee succes More...07 August 2007 00:00
A campaign has been launched to encourage Northern Irish nationals who have pursued careers outside the country to consider returning on a permanent basis. The 'Home for the Holidays' initiative, run by consultancy Grafton Recruitment, is targetin More...24 July 2007 12:30
More holidays may be good news for employees, but it will require some closer inspection from employers to ensure they are aware of the detail.
The Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) currently entitle staff to four weeks' paid annual leave More...10 July 2007 00:00
New holiday entitlement regulations will see wage costs increase by 3% for some employers, a legal expert has warned.
Under the Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2007, which is expected to come into force on 1 October 2007, full-time&nbs More...25 June 2007 11:00
Why is everyone on about the new bank holiday like it's a bad thing? The moment Britain Day was proposed, people met it with hilarity and disbelief.
Britain Day? Celebrating contribution? Volunteering? The government cannot be serious - More...19 June 2007 00:00
Employers’ groups have broadly welcomed the government’s approach to implementing new holiday entitlements for workers. The regulations increase the minimum holiday entitlement from 20 days a year to 24 days this October, and to 28 days from April More...15 June 2007 08:00
Construction union Ucatt has blasted a proposed delay to extending workers’ minimum paid holiday entitlement from 20 days to 28.
Workers were due to receive a guaranteed additional four days holiday from October 2007, and the remai More...12 June 2007 14:29
The UK is bottom of the pile when it comes to annual holiday entitlement for employees, pan-European research has found.
A study of statutory leave and public holidays across all 27 EU states found that holiday entitlement can vary by up to 16 days More...08 June 2007 16:37
Unions and voluntary organisations have called for a new national bank holiday to be made in October to celebrate and promote community activity and involvement. The group including the TUC , the National Council for Voluntary Organisations ( More...29 May 2007 11:00
UK law firm DWF has warned of an onslaught of requests from part-time staff for time off in lieu during the approaching bank holidays. DWF, however, says that the law favours employers, who are entitled to refuse additional days off to staff wh More...25 April 2007 15:28
Part-time workers are not automatically entitled to pro-rata time off for bank holidays, the Scottish Court in Session has ruled. An employee known only as McMenemy brought a claim against outsourcing provider Capita Business Services when it refus More...18 April 2007 08:40
Lewisham Primary Care Trust has hit back at claims by the GMB union of a possible shortfall in nursing cover over the Easter break. The union’s sister organisation, the Community & District Nursing Association (CDNA) , said its member nurs More...06 April 2007 08:19
More than six out of 10 UK workers claim their employer has tried to prevent them from taking a sabbatical, while nearly one-third of employees have quit their job to go travelling, research has found. An online survey conducted by pollster YouGov More...04 April 2007 11:00
Thousands of retail workers are celebrating after the Scottish Parliament backed a Bill to ban large stores opening their doors on Christmas Day in 2007 and New Year’s Day in 2008 . The shop workers, members of the Union of Shop, Distributive a More...08 March 2007 08:47