Business leaders this morning called on the government and employers to rescue millions of mistreated UK workers from exploitation reminiscent of practices that were considered exploitative in the 19th century. A report by the TUC-backed Commission More...07 May 2008 08:10
An overwhelming majority of people prejudice those with facial disfigurements, a survey has revealed.
Research by the charity Changing Faces has revealed people with facial disfigurements are likely to be marginalised in life and at work because l More...06 May 2008 13:44
Jean Kelly , a leading consultant and trainer with more than 15 years’ experience in the field of combating harassment and bullying at work, has spent many months analysing mistakes managers make that contribute to conflict in the workplace. &nb More...29 April 2008 12:17
HR news and analysis including: PwC report threatens future of HR - we bring you HR's reaction Senior police figures warn officers' workload has increased since alcohol licensing laws came into effect, because pubs and clubs are open longer into More...25 April 2008 15:27
Suffolk County Council has defended its decision to hire £350-a-day 'harassment and bullying investigators' . The authority is recruiting the freelance specialists to tackle bullying deemed too specialist to be handled by its HR team. An uns More...25 April 2008 11:50
A City lawyer who won a record £13.4m claim for sex discrimination could now be in line for a £19m payout, it was revealed yesterday. Gill Switalski, claims she was subjected to an 18-month campaign of bullying, leaving her with a mental illnes More...22 April 2008 00:00
Nearly half of managers claim to have been bullied in the past year, new research has revealed.
A survey of 2,300 people conducted by Work Life Balance Centre and Coventry University, found that 44% had been bullied in the past year, includi More...01 April 2008 14:10
A north-east Scotland senior council manager, who was forced to quit his job after he complained about workplace sex romps, has won his case for unfair dismissal. Former leisure manager Tom McNeil said he was forced out of his Aberdeen City Co More...01 April 2008 10:30
There is an opportunity for public and private sector organisations to participate in a high quality training programme at no cost because the training is funded by the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) (forme More...20 March 2008 14:43
Employers have been urged to clamp down on office anger after a survey revealed that four in five UK workers suffer from work rage. Employment law firm Peninsula found that 79% of the 1,214 employees it polled had lost their temper at work. Seven More...04 March 2008 16:00
It is great to read your stories on the impact of bullying/harassment in the workplace . However, despite overwhelming statistics, employers are still ignoring the advice to take action.
Since graduating I have lost three jobs due to bullying More...03 March 2008 10:00
Bullying at work is a growing trend that now affects seven in 10 people, according to a comprehensive survey. The poll of more than 1,000 employees by law firm Peninsula found that 69% reported workplace bullying in 2008 compared with 52% five years More...19 February 2008 11:00
Retailers have defended the 'mosquito device' used to put off gangs of teenagers from congregating in their premises. The British Retail Consortium warned that as violent crime on shop staff rose by 50% last year, and the threat of crime doubled, r More...14 February 2008 17:00
BlackBerries and mobiles have blurred the boundaries between work and personal lives, and one unpleasant side-effect has been the inexorable rise of 'cyber-bullying'. Margaret Kubicek investigates.
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British employees in the hospitality industry think they work in 'Hell's Kitchen', new research on worker happiness has found.
A Fairness Index survey compiled by business management firm, GoodCorporation, found that over a third (35%) of hospital More...24 January 2008 09:28
News and analysis in the human resources sector including:
alarming news on news EU proposals for health and safety
the potential for shared HR services in the higher education sector
the decision of the employment tribunal brought by a CBe More...18 January 2008 14:55
News and analysis in the human resources sector including: a look at the possible establishment of a new diversity association shocking statistics on the number of equal pay claims lodged and brain training and how it should - or perhaps should More...11 January 2008 15:29
I am the HR manager of a large accountancy firm. We have discovered that a member of the team is going to a lap-dancing club during his lunch time. He is never back late, but some of the women in the firm find this type of behaviour upsetting. Can we st More...07 January 2008 08:00
Human resources news and analysis including:
a look at what 2008 has in prospect for employers
the first major tribunal outcome of the year - a heterosexual employee has won damages regarding her sexual orientation
a new government cam More...04 January 2008 13:35
The government recently issued guidance for schools on how to address cyber-bullying among pupils. But cyber-bullying isn't just child's play. As the popularity of new technologies (cameras on mobile telephones, BlackBerries etc) and internet More...20 December 2007 07:54