Three managers in five (63%) have been expected to behave unethically at some point in their career, according to research published today by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Business in the Community (BITC).
According to the fin More...10 June 2013 00:01
A week is a long time in politics. One might say the same of so-called "casino banking", and these last few weeks must have felt very long for Barclays Bank. The financial giant has gone from being toasted for not having to take taxpayer bail-out mo More...23 July 2012 15:28
The Government has issued guidance which sets out the measures businesses can put in place to prevent bribery, in preparation for the Bribery Act coming into force on 1 July 2011. In January 2011, the Government delayed the implementation of the Act More...30 March 2011 14:07
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
Could the Conservatives' ambition to create the "Big Society" boost employer-supported volunteering? Guy Sheppard explores the potential for linking the two.
It was central to the Conservatives' general election campaign and will feature prominently More...04 October 2010 13:27
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 Warning: This page is no longer updated.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
HR professionals are used to ensuring compliance and best practice around employment law, but are they aware of their organisation's carbon reduction commitments?
With less than 10% of the estimated 20,000 firms that will have to participate in th More...20 August 2010 14:34
A round-up of HR-related stories in today's newspapers. Some of the biggest names on the British high street are at the centre of a major sweatshop scandal. An investigation by the Observer found staff at its Indian suppliers working up to 16 More...09 August 2010 09:45
The government's decision to delay the introduction of the Bribery Act until April 2011 has been labelled "extremely disappointing" by anti-corruption campaigners.
The Bribery Act introduces a corporate offence of failure to prevent bribery by per More...28 July 2010 09:20
The Environment Agency has banned staff from taking most domestic flights and flying to cities such as Paris and Brussels, in a bid to lead by example. The government quango has banned flights to places inside and outside the UK that can be easily re More...07 June 2010 08:37
The updated legislation includes new offences, so employers should prepare now for its implementation later this year.
Bribery – the offer or acceptance of a reward to persuade someone to act dishonestly and/or in breach of the law – can b More...06 May 2010 15:43
A Christian primary school worker who sued Devon County Council for religious discrimination has reached an out-of-court settlement. Jennie Cain, from Crediton, a former part-time receptionist at the school, will receive an "undisclosed payment" from More...15 April 2010 09:18
Some of the country's brightest women students are deciding against careers in the City, seeing it as unethical and offering poor prospects for women.
In a survey of 450 Oxford undergraduates, women students saw banking as the occupation in which t More...22 March 2010 08:46
EXCLUSIVE Further questions have been raised about the approach of anti-bullying charity boss and chartered fellow of the CIPD, Christine Pratt, after a source revealed concerns about conflict of interest had led to a complaint being made to More...08 March 2010 09:24
Asda today announced plans to work with Unite the union to tackle discrimination against migrant workers .
The supermarket chain will require its UK meat and poultry suppliers to stop paying migrant workers less than UK nationals for the same w More...08 March 2010 08:47
Marks and Spencer (M&S) has pledged to insulate the homes of every employee for free as part of its mission to become the world's most sustainable retailer by 2015.
Staff will also receive a free home energy monitor and be given the opport More...02 March 2010 16:14
Goldman Sachs is said to be considering forcing its top bankers to donate part of their bonuses to charity to prevent a public backlash over their compensation packages.
Analysts expect the investment bank to report this week that it has made profit More...18 January 2010 08:29
Doctors have been warned not to respond to amorous approaches from patients on social networking sites because it may be seen as overstepping the professional boundary of the doctor/patient relationship. The warning was raised by the Medical Defence More...02 December 2009 09:08
A London plumbing firm has begun a £1m legal claim against a former employee at a rival business who is allegedly poaching famous clients including Kiera Knightley and Hugh Grant.
Pimlico Plumbers is charging competitor Service Corps with stealing c More...05 November 2009 08:41
The equality watchdog is conducting an internal investigation into allegations that a director requested names of ethnic minority staff that could be asked to join the British National Party (BNP).
A source told Personnel Today th More...30 October 2009 08:57