Almost half of employees (47%) say they feel threatened by leaders within their organisations, according to research published today. The research, by development consultancy Head Heart + Brain, found that poor leadership skills have led many employe More...18 April 2013 12:45
Consultant editor Darren Newman looks back at the employment law position in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher came to power, and the legacy left by her Government on the workplace.
When I first began studying employment law, Margaret Thatcher was Prime M More...09 April 2013 11:58
Employees, employers and the Government are increasingly looking to resolve workplace disputes early, avoiding the need for formal or legal processes. Mediation is proven to save time, money and stress, but the implementation of a fully integrated workp More...18 February 2013 12:22
The classic 360-degree-feedback model - feedback from your boss, peers and the people you supervise - is tried and tested, and is used in many organisations in many different ways. By getting structured feedback on specific behaviours and skills, i More...04 September 2012 16:56
Lack of communication between senior managers and their wider workforce is leading to low motivation among staff, according to research published today. The survey, by people development company European Leaders, found that more than two-thirds (68%) More...08 June 2011 10:16
No employer wants to go through a discipline and grievance process - they are time-consuming, potentially costly and can damage employee relations and reputation as well as the bank balance. However, many employers find themselves having to deal with th More...02 March 2011 16:49
Another outbreak of Swine flu has hit the UK, and is expected to hit employees and employers severely. With significant rise in the number of flu cases , including the H1N1 "swine flu" virus, the focus for everyone – especial More...05 January 2011 09:43
As we emerge from the recession, it would be fair to assume that third sector organisations such as anti-poverty charity Oxfam would be under immense pressure to focus on financial outputs, leaving HR as an afterthought. With job shortages boosting volu More...08 December 2010 11:33
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 that force staff to work on April 2011's extra bank holiday will create "huge resentment" among their workforce, the TUC has warned.
Warning: there will also be an additional bank holiday in 2012
In 2012 there will be a More...26 November 2010 12:45
It’s a fact that workplace conflict costs money, causes disruption, increases absence, reduces productivity and negatively impacts on employee engagement. So, what can be done about it?
People Resolutions is embarking on a UK-wide Confl More...13 July 2010 16:15
Kenexa (NASDAQ:KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced the expansion of its relationship with Unilever to support the global company with employee engagement surveys and improved action planning capability More...12 July 2010 14:00
While almost all French and German companies are able to deal with enquiries from abroad, their British counterparts just aren’t getting the message, according to a new survey.
The survey shows that even a basic request in French or German will stum More...10 June 2010 04:37
Meeting facilitation company, Meeting Magic , has formed a strategic alliance with Coach in a Box.
Meeting Magic is known for its seven step method to successful meeting design. However, some individuals can lack the confidence to ex More...09 June 2010 09:07
World Cup fever has taken over the nation as teams prepare for the big kick off in South Africa. But what should employers being doing to prepare for the World Cup tournament, and what are the key HR and workplace issues they need More...28 May 2010 09:50
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
Supermarket giant Asda today revealed that is it continuing to pay staff who are stranded abroad because of the travel chaos caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland. The company, which had 38 staff away on business and around 250 on holiday when the More...22 April 2010 16:36
Volcano update: Seven things employers should be doing
Teaching unions will fiercely resist any moves by schools to dock the pay of teachers unable to get to work because of the travel disruption caused by the volcanic erupt More...20 April 2010 15:22
US blogger Rich DeMatteo looks at six HR functions which, put simply, will no longer work without social media. More...19 April 2010 12:33
Employee engagement guidance and best practice information to help businesses make the most of their people during the upturn has been introduced by the government.
The publication of the guidance follows the Engaging for Success review, publ More...23 March 2010 14:23