The Conservatives have reiterated a pledge to create public sector worker co-operatives to enable staff to decide how the services they provide are run.... More...15 February 2010 13:27
Redundancies look set to almost double in the first quarter of 2010 as the downturn hits the public sector before the private sector has recovered.
The Labour Market Outlook survey by KPMG and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CI More...15 February 2010 09:02
Hundreds of jobs are at risk after Britain's biggest children's charity announced it would close dozens of offices.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said as part of a radical three-year "restructuring plan" the More...15 February 2010 08:53
Barclays is set to pay it staff bonuses in excess of £2bn.
The bank, which will reveal its full-year results on Tuesday (16 February), is expected to say it is paying out less than it normally would.
It is thought Barclays will announce profits o More...15 February 2010 08:45
Kraft directors could face questions from a Commons business select committee about their plans for Cadbury and its workers. The decision to close the Somerdale factory in Keynsham, near Bristol - costing 400 jobs - was fiercely criticised by unio More...15 February 2010 08:37
The working week should be cut to 21 hours to boost employment and the economy, a think-tank has suggested. The New Economics Foundation said the reduction in hours would help to ease unemployment and overwork, while helping staff to become more prod More...15 February 2010 08:25
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the Kenexa Research Institute , a division of Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, researched, “What makes an employee passionate about his/her job?”
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Fears that Britain may succumb to a 'double-dip' recession are unlikely to be realised, but job losses are still on the cards across sectors for 2010, according to financial experts.
Last month official figures showed that the UK had only just mov More...11 February 2010 13:56
Nearly 500 jobs are set to go at clothing retailer Ethel Austin and its sister firm, Au Naturale, which both went into administration this week.
The 469 jobs will go in Knowsley, Merseyside, where the head office and distribution depot are located, More...11 February 2010 09:07
The head of multinational corporation Unilever has warned that the company could quit the UK if it is hit with further tax rises.
Chief executive Paul Polman told the Daily Mail the economic environment was already tough because consumers have l More...11 February 2010 09:00
Up to 100 jobs look set to go at BMW's Mini plant in Swindon.
The site employs about 900 staff but the firm said there were 40 workers who were "surplus to capacity" and this was expected to rise to about 100 by the end of the year. Those set to go More...09 February 2010 15:44
The annual State of HR Survey makes compelling reading for HR professionals across the economy. The flagship survey of senior professionals, conducted by the employment team at law firm Speechly Bircham and the HRM Learning Board at King's Co More...09 February 2010 14:15
Workers at Cadbury's Somerdale plant at Keynsham, near Bristol, are at risk of losing their jobs, despite new owner Kraft's earlier pledge to keep the factory open. According to the Times , the plant is to close, with the loss of 400 jobs. Cadbu More...09 February 2010 09:06
CBI boss Richard Lambert has urged private sector firms to pump cash into the higher education system to help soften the blow of funding cuts, Personnel Today has learned. Last week the Higher Education Funding Council revealed that university bud More...08 February 2010 15:58
Essex County Council's decision last week to axe up to 275 middle management posts - roughly a sixth of its line manager population - has highlighted the pressure on the public sector to reduce costs ahead of the inevitable funding cuts that lie ahead. More...08 February 2010 12:00
Organisations with toxic cultures are going to find it difficult to change their performance because anything they try will be resisted and undermined by the inertia within their organisation, according to the quality, innovation and productivity organi More...05 February 2010 12:37
Less than half (47%) of UK employees rate their senior leadership team as effective, according to a study by the Kenexa Research Institute .
Developed from a survey of 21,920 employees in 18 countries, the study shows that an organisation’s se More...05 February 2010 11:20
IT services firm Fujitsu held talks with the Unite union at Acas yesterday, in an effort to end a lengthy and increasingly bitter staff dispute and avoid further strikes. The dispute concerns an estimated 1,200 redundancies, a pay freeze, as well as More...02 February 2010 11:47
The jobs of 135 staff at the UK arm of Reader’s Digest are under threat. The magazine came close to financial collapse last night after a talks on a deal to prop up its pension fund broke down.
The jobs and the full pensions of 1,600 past and More...02 February 2010 11:27
Cadbury workers are expected to lobby government today for help in protecting their jobs under their new employer, Kraft. The move by the workers comes as Cadbury shareholders vote on whether to accept Kraft’s takeover bid. Hundreds of Cadbury&n More...02 February 2010 09:03