The UK has finally won its right to retain the opt-out to the Working Time Directive. Talks on the European legislation broke down without agreement for the final time in Brussels last night, meaning employees will be able to continue to work mor More...28 April 2009 09:50
Northampton-based strategic and creative marketing agency Milton Bayer is the first firm of its kind in the county and one of an elite few in the region to have been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) standard.
Ray Wellington, managing di More...15 April 2009 13:40
The CIPD has rubbished research that claims employees have less trust in their HR departments out of all business functions. A survey of more than 5,000 employees by leadership consultancy Endaba found almost a quarter (24.8%) did not trust More...07 April 2009 15:28
British Airways could face industrial action over plans to slash employee remuneration and holidays, to reduce in-flight budgets by £82m. The airline has notified its cabin crew of 32 money-saving proposals which include cutting annual leave from 36 t More...07 April 2009 09:56
Bright HR chiefs at the Civil Service are being hampered by senior leaders unwilling to make "unpopular decisions" to improve leadership, recruitment and skills gaps, a former HR chief at a major department has warned. The latest round of Whitehall More...02 April 2009 16:06
The move to create a unitary authority in Cheshire has caused "chaos" as staff do not know what jobs they are supposed to be doing, it has been claimed. Cheshire's county council and six district councils have today merged into two unitary administra More...01 April 2009 14:02
The HR department at troubled engineering firm Renishaw has been criticised following the latest round of redundancy negotiations.
The company is to make 470 cuts, but was blasted by staff for a 24-point e-mail and handout issued to workers urgin More...31 March 2009 11:16
Thousands of BBC journalists are set to stage a two-day strike in April over corporation plans to make compulsory redundancies.
BBC members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) voted 77% in favour of strike action in a national ballot, in re More...17 March 2009 14:26
Two managers held hostage by workers unhappy with their severance packages have been released.
The pair, HR manager Roland Bentz and Sony France boss Serge Foucher, were held for 18 hours over the weekend by workers at a Sony plant in South West Fra More...17 March 2009 08:00
Acas's new workplace problem-solving process, a less prescriptive approach to dealing with grievance and disciplinary cases, comes into force on 6 April 2009. But does it herald a more benign era in employment relations?
Update: This l More...10 March 2009 17:13
'Old-fashioned' employers are failing to support staff to use new technologies like Twitter or Facebook to communicate with peers, a survey has warned. A report by broadband provider BT Business found that one in six of employees aged between 18 and More...09 March 2009 16:30
UK firms are employing unscrupulous practices to push people out of the workplace and avoid redundancy costs, the GMB union has claimed. The union told Employers' Law that one major company is trying to force employees to sign away their redundancy More...09 March 2009 09:38
As the recession deepens, many organisations are relocating their premises to cut overheads. But moving offices can be a positive experience if well handled. Phil Boucher reports.
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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that an employee who is constructively and unfairly dismissed without notice does not have to offset earnings received from new employment during what would have been their notice period.
An employm More...04 March 2009 00:00
The latest Acas Discipline and Grievance Code of Practice is due to come into effect in April. What does it mean for employers? Chris Bain advises.
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The fight for police on-call allowance is set to go to arbitration after officials failed to agree officers should be paid to standby. The Police Federation, which represents all 170,000 rank-and-file officers, has long urged the government to offer More...16 February 2009 13:38
Pilots working for BMI will meet this week to decide whether to accept a temporary deal with their employer which, earlier this month, was accused of removing a pay increase from their bank accounts .
The British Airline Pilots' Association (B More...16 February 2009 11:09
East Midlands Trains (EMT) has launched a new employee recognition programme, named STARS, which is designed to support its going employee rewards and recognition strategy.
This programme has been created and implemented by performance improv More...12 February 2009 11:30
More than 100 new jobs for British workers have been created at the Lindsey Oil Refinery in Lincolnshire, ending the walkout at the plant over the use of foreign labour and halting the wildcat strikes that have spread across the UK's energy sector.
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Employers bidding for public sector contracts will have to consider using British workers in the future in a bid to prevent any repeat of the foreign worker wildcat strikes.
Protestors at the Lindsey Oil Refinery in Lincolnshire have returned to wo More...05 February 2009 10:13