Jelf Employee Benefits is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for two more industry awards, having already received seven accolades at the Heath Insurance Awards, organised by Health Insurance Magazine.
They have been shortlisted for More...16 December 2010 00:00
As we emerge from the recession, it would be fair to assume that third sector organisations such as anti-poverty charity Oxfam would be under immense pressure to focus on financial outputs, leaving HR as an afterthought. With job shortages boosting volu More...08 December 2010 11:33
Last winter, the snow and ice caused major problems for my employees and my business. I want to make sure the same thing doesn't happen this year. What steps can I take to minimise disruption, and what are my employees' rights if they can't make it to w More...06 December 2010 10:22
People Resolutions, in conjunction with Human Potential Accounting, has conducted a UK survey investigating the current effect and management of workplace conflict.
With poorly managed workplace conflict costing UK businesses £24 billion every More...06 December 2010 09:00
CMP Resolutions founder and veteran of 25 years of workplace dispute resolution John Crawley believes a resolution revolution at work can be achieved by applying ‘nudge’ thinking to mediation at work. For the first time in the UK John Crawley takes the More...03 December 2010 00:00
Employers are being advised against docking the pay of workers who fail to make it into the office due to the snow, even though they are entitled to.
More than one-third of employees were unable to get into the office this morning and a further 43% More...02 December 2010 17:01
Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related challenges than usual regarding: absence and attendance, pay, leave, health and safety and the rights of their staff. More...01 December 2010 15:54
Mediation and alternative dispute resolution have seen a surge of interest since they were first mentioned as recommendations in the ACAS Code of Practice. Consensio, a conflict resolution and mediation provider,
Consensio, a mediation and conflict More...29 November 2010 00:00
Employers that force staff to work on April 2011's extra bank holiday will create "huge resentment" among their workforce, the TUC has warned.
Warning: there will also be an additional bank holiday in 2012
In 2012 there will be a More...26 November 2010 12:45
Employers could face a rise in "hopeless" employment tribunal cases if Government plans to reform the legal aid system go ahead, an employment law specialist has cautioned.
The warning follows a Ministry of Justice consultation published yester More...16 November 2010 16:34
British Airways would be exploring new legal territory if it followed through with threats to sack cabin crew in any future strikes on the grounds that they were striking over the original issues for which the legal mandate had expired, according to law More...12 November 2010 16:43
HR news and analysis including:
The Court of Appeal decides that BA was not in breach of contract by reducing crew on flights.
Dr John Philpott, CIPD chief economist, discusses recent unemployment forecasts.
CIPD conference delegates' views More...12 November 2010 09:57
The UK's largest companies are facing the risk of a leadership "merry-go-round" as the economy recovers, according to new research. In a poll of 200 senior managers from the UK's 500 largest companies, by Berkshire Consultancy, almost two-thirds More...12 November 2010 09:53
Workplace disputes could be resolved earlier with greater understanding from union officials of how the collective conciliation process works, according to Acas.
The call came after an Acas survey of more than 1,000 trade union officials showed that More...11 November 2010 13:28
British Airways (BA) today insisted that it expects Unite to ballot staff on the airline's latest offer to settle a long-running industrial dispute despite continued oppostion from the union's cabin crew division, Bassa. The company had asked Un More...10 November 2010 11:28
HR and managers can feel very vulnerable if they need to investigate formal complaints of harassment, bullying and discrimination – especially now when there might be little money in the training budget to ensure they learn how to investigate thoroughly More...10 November 2010 10:00
More than half of the UK's senior HR professionals are in teams in which nobody has experience of dealing with trade union action, according to new research.
In the YouGov poll of more than 300 HR managers, commissioned by HR consultancy C More...09 November 2010 15:59
The majority of UK employees do not believe that HR departments are best placed to manage conflict in the workplace, according to new research.
In a Global Market Insite poll of 1,000 UK workers, commissioned by the Centre for Effective Dispute Reso More...09 November 2010 11:03
Another 24-hour strike will begin on the London Underground tonight, causing travel chaos for thousands of commuters.
More than 11,000 members of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association will walk ou More...02 November 2010 13:21
Employment lawyers have expressed concern at ambiguities in the Equality Act, which came in to force this month, that could have far-reaching implications for the use of compromise agreements between employers and employees.
Section More...29 October 2010 15:27