Employee communications

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

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

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


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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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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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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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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Personnel Today interviews: Jane Cotton, Oxfam GB HR director

8 Dec 2010

As we emerge from the recession, it would be fair to assume that third sector organisations such as anti-poverty charity...

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Snow: A guide for employers on pay, leave, safety and employee rights during severe weather

1 Dec 2010

Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related...

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Making staff work royal bank holiday will generate ‘huge resentment’

26 Nov 2010

Employers that force staff to work on April 2011′s extra bank holiday will create “huge resentment” among their workforce, the...

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People Resolutions – Conflict Clinic UK Roadshow 2010

13 Jul 2010

It’s a fact that workplace conflict costs money, causes disruption, increases absence, reduces productivity and negatively impacts on employee engagement. ...

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