The Government should make leadership development a key part of its "skills for growth" strategy in order to improve the UK's competitiveness and boost economic growth, a report has recommended. According to the "Business benefits of management More...28 February 2012 08:46
Bad management could be costing UK businesses more than £19 billion in lost working hours every year, according to a survey published today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The CMI's report suggests that three-quarters of employees waste More...10 November 2011 14:57
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said that the global economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession that will further delay global economic recovery and could ignite social unrest in "scores of countries".
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Small firms are in firing rather than hiring mode as business confidence plummets, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
The organisation's quarterly "Voice of small business" survey, produced by the Centre for Economic More...18 October 2011 11:57
The CBI has called on George Osborne to boost exports, investment and jobs with an "all-action" budget on 23 March. In an open letter to Osborne , the CBI outlines its priorities for the Government's Growth Review, as well as wider measures to impro More...07 March 2011 12:52
This winter's heavy flu outbreak cost firms as much as £181 million a week in January, according to one absence management firm.
FirstCare , which works with a range of public and private sector organisations, said that it recorded cold- and flu-re More...31 January 2011 15:43
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
Employers' groups and unions have cautiously welcomed a review of an NHS scheme that could see the bonuses of top doctors slashed. Payouts of up to £76,000 are awarded to hospital consultants who are deemed to have performed over and abov More...20 August 2010 16:00
UK businesses are lagging behind their US counterparts at maximising profit from their investment in people, according to research by professional services firm PwC. The PricewaterhouseCoopers Trends in Human Capital report analyses data from more More...26 July 2010 08:53
HR managers and directors across the NHS have revealed how the threat of significant public spending cuts is affecting staff performance and, critically, threatening to widen the divide between clinical and non-clinical staff. In the week the Government More...05 July 2010 16:28
Company directors will have to be voted in annually by shareholders as part of an overhaul of the code of conduct for the UK's top employers.
Directors currently face re-election only every three years and the move, which is part of the Financial Re More...28 May 2010 08:45
British Airways (BA) and Unite union will resume talks today as cabin crew strikes enter their fifth day.
Willie Walsh, chief executive of BA, is expected to meet Tony Woodley and Derek Simpson, the joint leaders of Unite, to try to resolve the disp More...28 May 2010 08:29
Jaguar Land Rover has shelved plans to close one of it plants in the UK, safeguarding thousands of jobs. In September, the car firm announced it would close either its Land Rover factory in Solihull, which employs 5,000 staff, or its Castle Bromwich More...28 May 2010 08:17
QinetiQ is planning to reduce costs by 10% and cut jobs and staff benefits.
The former government defence research agency will take the steps in a bid to shake off a "Civil Service mentality" and return to growth.
Leo Quinn, chief executive of Q More...28 May 2010 08:13
The government must force companies to include people information in their annual reports when it resurrects the Operating and Financial Review (OFR), HR industry experts have insisted.
The OFR, a written account of how a company is being run that i More...27 May 2010 08:00
HR news and analysis, including:
The general election result and the potential impact on employers and the workforce
British Airways cabin crew and new strike plans
Tesco’s plans for helping staff enjoy the World Cup.
Presenter Tara Cra More...07 May 2010 15:38
Millions of workers are facing the misery of effective pay cuts as salaries fail to keep pace with the rising cost of living.
A litre of unleaded petrol now costs 121.3p on average, and food bills remain high.
However, the latest monthly survey More...06 May 2010 09:00
Channel 4 is to conduct a review of its 175-strong sales division.
The public service broadcaster will use management consultants Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to carry out the review; the completion date is unknown.
BCG is well known for its e More...06 May 2010 08:48
Pay cuts could lead to the closure of one in three post offices, warns the National Federation of Subpostmasters.
Federation general secretary Fred Thomson has written to Donald Brydon , chairman of Post Office Limited, which pays subpostmasters a More...27 April 2010 08:39
The recession is still having a negative impact on 82% of businesses, according to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
The CMI's economic outlook report also found job insecurity at record levels.
According to the CMI, the reductio More...27 April 2010 08:27