Employee communications

The way in which employers communicate with their workforce is an important part of employee relations. Employers should be aware of the importance of communicating with staff during periods of change in the workplace, particularly where the change is brought on by difficult economic circumstances, which may lead to new or amended job duties, organisational restructuring and redundancies.


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Are your employees really happy? How can you be sure? (webinar)

3 Aug 2015

ON DEMAND | Good employers have long understood the importance of researching the feelings of their staff through an employee opinion survey...

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HR Team of the year 2015

Ticket to success: how London Overground became HR team of the year

9 Jun 2015

Introducing driver-only operated trains at London Overground could have been a recipe for industrial unrest and employee dissatisfaction, but last...

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First Great Western collect their award in the 2014 employee relations category

Personnel Today Awards 2014 winners: First Great Western excels in Employee Relations

4 Dec 2014

First Great Western took the 2014 Personnel Today Award for Excellence in Employee Relations at last month’s ceremony in central...

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Man versus machine: how to handle resistance to technological change

2 Dec 2014

With some employees in China smashing machines over concerns that their jobs are being replaced, Virginia Matthews asks: are we...

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Communicating benefits

Reward communication: four steps to maximising your benefits spend

25 Apr 2014

Reward has a key role to play in employee engagement, but many employees underestimate the full value of their reward...

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employee communication

Five ways to get line managers talking

22 Jan 2014

Few HR professionals would disagree that encouraging line managers to spend more time talking face to face with their staff,...

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Legal Q&A: Unauthorised absence

15 Oct 2013

Sometimes an employee – or prospective employee – simply does not turn up for work or cannot be contacted. Natalie...

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Legal Q and A: The duty of mutual trust and confidence

23 Apr 2013

Constructive dismissal claims regularly cross the desks of employment lawyers and it’s a rare claim that doesn’t allege that the...

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The impact of Margaret Thatcher’s Government on the workplace

9 Apr 2013

Consultant editor Darren Newman looks back at the employment law position in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher came to power, and...

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From argument to engagement: the role and benefits of mediation (webinar)

18 Feb 2013

Employees, employers and the Government are increasingly looking to resolve workplace disputes early, avoiding the need for formal or legal...

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‘450 degree feedback': extending the value and power of 360

4 Sep 2012

The classic 360-degree-feedback model – feedback from your boss, peers and the people you supervise – is tried and tested, and...

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Managers’ poor communication blamed for low staff motivation

8 Jun 2011

Lack of communication between senior managers and their wider workforce is leading to low motivation among staff, according to research...

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Avoid the pitfalls of discipline and grievance

2 Mar 2011

No employer wants to go through a discipline and grievance process – they are time-consuming, potentially costly and can damage...

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Swine flu: guidance and advice for employers and HR

5 Jan 2011

Another outbreak of Swine flu has hit the UK, and is expected to hit employees and employers severely.  With significant rise in the...

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