An office romance has turned bad and now one of the parties is alleging sexual harassment. As he was in a romantic relationship with his female colleague for quite a few months beforehand I am unsure about his rights and our responsi More...14 February 2012 10:59
Nearly half of workers feel that they have been unable to progress in their careers, with many pointing to a lack of funds and a failure by their bosses to "fight their corner" when it comes to promotions and pay rises.
The survey of 2,000 employees More...16 August 2011 16:36
Almost one employee in three (31%) would report colleagues to managers if they thought that they had been seriously underperforming, even if they considered those colleagues to be friends.
According to the global poll by job site Monster, a qua More...15 August 2011 16:35
Three-quarters of workers regularly make decisions that they don't feel they are trained or qualified to make, and nearly two-thirds feel that their managers are unapproachable. These are some of the main findings of a survey released today by the Ch More...17 June 2011 15:54
Morale in the workplace is getting worse and managers could be to blame, according to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The CMI's "Spring economic outlook survey" found that 70% of managers admitted that morale in their organisations had got More...24 May 2011 15:13
The amount of time spent by employers resolving individual workplace conflict has increased in more than 40% of UK organisations during the past two years, according to research published by XpertHR today. However, according to the research there was More...09 May 2011 00:01
With Christmas only three weeks away, Personnel Today and XpertHR present a seasonal feast of employment related questions, case studies and advice on everything from managing the office Christmas party to employing seasonal temps...
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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
Managers at the Foxconn factory in China are struggling to maintain calm after another employee attempted suicide.
The electronics worker tried to cut his wrists just hours after the death of another of the company's employees. In total, 11 workers More...28 May 2010 08:24
As St Valentine's Day looms ever closer, we look at the potential pitfalls of going gooey-eyed over a colleague. So what's wrong with workplace romance?
Quite a few of us meet our partners at work, but you don't need to be a killjoy to realise that More...12 February 2010 15:30
A recent survey of small to medium sized businesses by XLN Telecom – the UK’s leading telecoms company serving the small business community – reveals that the three worst qualities an employer can exhibit during difficult times to their staff are More...24 September 2009 12:07
The Essential Guide to Workplace Mediation and Conflict Resolution Authors: Nora Doherty and Marcelas Guyler ISBN: 0749450193
This is a very practical book, and not one for the casual reader. For an HR practitioner worried about workplace conflict, More...13 May 2009 12:15
Job satisfaction has increased despite the impact of the recession, but relations between staff and their managers have strained, a survey has found. The 'employee outlook' survey, conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CI More...05 May 2009 16:10
A 'spy school' team bonding day turned out to be less about black ties, private jets and gadgets and more about mud, clay pigeon shooting and silly outfits.
The word 'spy' is an evocative one. Who hasn't dreamed of snooping around, armed with impr More...03 February 2009 15:42
Authors: Gary Ranker, Colin Gautrey, and Mike Phipps Price: £16.99 Publisher: Wiley Pages: 224 ISBN: 0470270403
The sub-title of this book is 'How to maintain your integrity and further your career', which may sound like an oxymoron to the more cyni More...05 December 2008 15:15
I am the HR manager of a medium sized retailer. Two members of staff have just announced that they have got engaged which is the first I have heard about the relationship. I am concerned about how this may influence their work as they work closely toget More...26 November 2008 17:43
Our weekly HR news and analysis audio programme includes:
98% of those losing their jobs in the three months to August are men;
Is HR partly to blame for some of the banks' troubles?
And Personnel Today launches a new campaign to More...17 October 2008 15:50
As HR director of a newspaper publishing group I'm dealing with the case of a long-serving employee who is clearly an alcoholic and whose behaviour and language is upsetting some of his colleagues, although most don't seem to mind. I'd like to dismiss h More...10 October 2008 17:55
Managers are worse at saying 'thank you' than they were 10 years ago, according to a survey. A poll of 1,088 workers by business consultancy Maritz found UK businesses were split between 'thankers' and 'thank nots'. More than a third claimed bosses More...10 October 2008 07:40
I don't drink - simply because I don't enjoy the taste of alcohol - but I work in an environment where being able to sink a few pints after a hard day is almost seen as part of the job. How do I avoid drinking without missing out on the camaraderie, networking opportunities and keeping up to date with work news that seems to go on more in the pub than the office?
More...09 October 2008 12:57