A local authority is planning to crack down on smokers by forcing them to clock in and out when they go for a cigarette and make up the time lost.
Breckland Council in Norfolk will present the plans to its general purposes committee on Wednesda More...28 September 2010 15:33
Line managers need to be confident and competent for return-to-work interviews to have the greatest impact, according to a report published exclusively on XpertHR .
Nearly half (48%) of employers thought that their organisations did not use ret More...27 September 2010 16:52
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) today confirmed that a campaign of industrial action will begin tomorrow (24 September) at 9am, unless the London Fire Brigade (LFB) withdraws plans to introduce new contracts based on different shift patterns .
Th More...23 September 2010 15:45
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
The Unite union has warned Coca-Cola management to return to the negotiating table and resolve a pay dispute, or risk spreading unrest across the company.
The threat came ahead of the latest two-day strike at Coca-Cola Enterprises' bottling plant in More...22 September 2010 14:54
A round-up of HR stories in today’s newspapers
Talks intended to stop another round of Tube strikes by London Underground (LU) staff are due to be held in London, the BBC reports . Earlier in September, workers from the Transport Salaried Sta More...22 September 2010 09:59
Former workers at the property and environmental firm, Connaught, have claimed they received just three days of wages, instead of the three weeks worth they are owed, and that their fuel cards have been cancelled, the BBC has reported .
Connau More...21 September 2010 09:06
Workers at the Tunnock's confectionery plant in Lanarkshire have called for a two-day strike over a wage increase dispute, the Scottish Sun has reported.
Around 500 staff at the plant are due to walk out on Thursday 23 September and Tuesday 28 S More...21 September 2010 09:06
Unite has announced it is taking BMI to the High Court in a continuing row over pay freezes.
The union, which has been at the centre of industrial action at British Airways, has accused BMI of breach of contract after failing to honour the final par More...20 September 2010 12:32
The TUC was today urged to set up a "high pay commission" to investigate pay levels across the whole economy and shadow the public sector pay review commissioned by the Government earlier this summer. In June, Prime Minister David Cameron asked econo More...15 September 2010 15:24
One of the most talked about changes to be introduced by the Equality Act 2010, which was not in the original draft, but was introduced following pressure during consultation, is the ban on the use of pre-employment health questionnaires exce More...15 September 2010 12:21
With the Government's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) fast approaching and unions planning coordinated action in protest at planned cuts , public sector HR departments are set to be thrust into the limelight. Personnel Today's HR Austerit More...14 September 2010 12:26
Public sector employees are unlikely to get swept up by union calls for "civil disobedience" in response to spending cuts, but HR leaders need to step up their efforts to ensure relationships with staff are open and effective, according to Personnel More...14 September 2010 11:08
The GMB union has reacted angrily after Birmingham City Council wrote to staff telling them it was reviewing all their terms and conditions. The council's move, reported by Personnel Today last week , forms part of measures aimed at cutting costs by More...14 September 2010 09:37
The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust (RCHT) is appealing the whistleblowing element of a tribunal ruling which led to a £1.2 million payout to a former NHS boss . An employment tribunal ruled in March 2010 that John Watkinson, ex-chief executive of More...13 September 2010 12:04
The rules governing industrial action need to be overhauled because the balance of power has shifted too far in favour of trade unions, a think tank has warned.
A report launched by Policy Exchange ahead of this week's TUC Conference - which will More...13 September 2010 10:48
The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union has vowed to continue fighting proposed changes to the civil service redundancy scheme despite MPs voting legislation through Parliament last night.
MPs voted the Superannuation Bill - which would More...09 September 2010 15:58
Experts have cast doubt on claims that the latest strikes by London Underground workers will cost the capital nearly £50 million in lost productivity per day. The first wave of 24-hour strikes began at 5pm yesterday (6 September), when maintenance wo More...07 September 2010 16:18
A former NHS boss has been awarded £1.2 million after being unfairly dismissed for whistleblowing.
Earlier this year an employment tribunal ruled that John Watkinson, ex-chief executive of the Royal Cornwall and Hospital Trust (RCHT), had been unf More...06 September 2010 14:44
Employees whose organisations have been hit hard by the recession have low levels of trust in their bosses and blame lies with poor management, according to research released today.
Organisations who have responded to the recession with co More...01 September 2010 09:58