The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) dismissed 672 people last year for unsatisfactory attendance, a Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request has revealed.
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Email, instant messaging and social media have become the favoured methods of communication for many organisations. However, Doug Shaw, founder of consultancy What Goes Around , argues that a lack of face-to-face communication can reduce More...18 October 2012 16:13
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One manager in four has a "catastrophically" bad style of leadership and could be damaging productivity in their teams, a study has warned.
A survey by management consultancy Orion Partners found that 24% of employees thought their bosses were over- More...12 October 2012 13:55
Plans to allow parents to share maternity leave entitlement will be delayed until October 2015 due to fears over the impact that they will have on businesses.
This is according to today's report by the Daily Telegraph on the Government's prop More...12 October 2012 13:55
Claudia Schlossberger (pictured) has joined brewing company Carlsberg Group as senior vice president of global human resources, where she will be responsible for 41,000 employees. Schlossberger moves from retailer Metro Group, where she held the positio More...10 October 2012 10:06
Falling absence levels may point to a rise in presenteeism rather than successful absence management strategies, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Research by the CIPD and private health insurer SimplyHealth f More...09 October 2012 10:07
Yves Duhaldeborde, director of organisational surveys and insights at Towers Watson, explains why HR professionals must help inject innovation, creativity and confidence back into their organisations to help employees feel assured of their career option More...08 October 2012 12:35
Should employers support employee health beyond simply managing absence? Welfare reform and the sickness absence review have placed employers right in the centre of managing absence. What impact can health benefits have on this, asks Emma Page? Acco More...08 October 2012 09:38
Security solutions provider G4S is in the news again, but this latest story is unrelated to its recent Olympics crisis. This time, it concerns two tragic workplace fatalities.
On 1 October, in a BBC documentary looking into the Government's use of More...05 October 2012 13:21
Finance directors always have an eye on the bottom line. But when it comes to cutting costs, the only HR initiative they are likely to be receptive to is reducing headcount. So how can you persuade them that improving your staff's benefits package More...04 October 2012 11:09
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill will change the face of current whistleblowing legislation, according to employment lawyer Nick Pritchett.
The Bill's intention appears to be to close the much-criticised loophole that allows disclosur More...03 October 2012 16:01
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said that the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) have had a limited impact on the use of temporary workers, despite warnings elsewhere that they have been a "drag on job creation". According to res More...02 October 2012 10:02
Shares in companies that are part-owned by their employees continue to outperform the FTSE All-Share index, according to research published today.
The Employee Ownership Index (EOI), published by law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse, compared companies More...01 October 2012 14:31
Government assessments of people's fitness to work have revealed what occupational health practitioners have known for a long time: a minority of individuals that are on sickness leave are only pretending to be ill. Jane Fairburn looks at how occupation More...01 October 2012 09:00
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has launched a tool to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to manage their employees during times of growth. Businesses can use the resource to help manage the workforce, bu More...26 September 2012 12:43
Banks feature heavily in a list of the top 10 employers for working families, with Barclays, Citi, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS all taking top spots.
The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark and Awards, founded by work-life organ More...25 September 2012 14:00
The option to take additional paternity leave has not been taken up by as many fathers as was hoped, but few employers make this option affordable for male staff. How can organisations get ahead on this and stand out as an employer of choice? Mo More...19 September 2012 08:31
A new UK-based institute of employee relations will launch this autumn, Personnel Today has learned. An industry source told Personnel Today that, from 2013, the institute will offer three qualifications - an MSc, a post-graduate diploma and a post-g More...12 September 2012 00:01
British workers are losing confidence in senior management, according to research from professional services company Towers Watson. The second part of its Global Workforce Study found that only just over half of workers trust the information they rece More...11 September 2012 10:30