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
Government sets out timetable for employment law changes
Friday 15 March 2013 14:42
The Government has set out a number of forthcoming legal amendments due to take place as a result of its employment law review, which set out to an More...02 January 2013 05:57
Managers in Northern Europe create more supportive and collaborative working environments than their Southern European counterparts, according to research from Hay Group.
The global consulting firm found that Northern European managers took More...28 July 2011 16:08
Occupational health professionals, lawyers and HR specialists often seem to speak in different languages. Anne Pritam, a specialist in employment and partnership law, examines why this is the case. Have you ever sat in a meeting and wondered if y More...01 July 2011 16:40
Focusing on the human aspects of employees is key to making them feel valued, say Dr Paul Stevens and Dr Ann Hemingway. Their new consultancy package can help businesses to achieve this goal.
The importance of taking health and wellbeing into a More...01 June 2011 15:55
On 12 May 2011, the Government announced a wide-ranging review of employment law covering a number of areas from the levels of compensation awarded by employment tribunals to the arcane workings of TUPE. The Chancellor of the Exchequer call More...20 May 2011 15:58
Personnel Today has announced the introduction of a new category in the Personnel Today Awards 2011 - innovation in dispute resolution. The inclusion of the new category reflects the growing importance of dispute resolution as an HR issue and follows More...10 May 2011 15:45
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
Edward Davey, minister for employment relations, talks exclusively to Personnel Today about the Government's plans for reforming the ways in which workplace disputes are handled. Here, he explains the reasons behind the proposed changes and encourages e More...04 April 2011 06:00
Laura Chamberlain asks if strike laws should be changed with the UK facing potential mass strikes. With up to 500,000 people having protested against spending cuts on 26 March and unions threatening coordinated strike action over pension r More...29 March 2011 12:11
Early findings from the CIPD’s 2011 Managing conflict at work survey show that managing workplace grievances takes on average 14 days per case in management time.
This cost, combined with the Government’s proposals to implement empl More...03 March 2011 00:00
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
To help our customers make a great start to 2011, People Resolutions is offering its hugely popular Conflict Clinics for free until the end of January.
It’s estimated that workplace conflict costs the economy £24bn per year; it causes disruption, More...19 January 2011 00:00
Recent news that the BBC paid out almost £600,000 dealing with employment tribunal claims last year has highlighted the tremendous amount of money British companies spend when dealing with conflict in the workplace.
Nor does the BBC example inclu More...17 January 2011 11:08
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
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
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
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