Surrey County Council has launched a hotline telephone service for staff to vent any workplace grievances, as part of its investing in staff strategy.
The anonymous service enables the council's staff to raise problems on matters such as bul More...14 January 2008 10:37
It's January, and everyone is back at their desks. But for a few tired revellers it won't just be a hangover they are nursing after their behaviour at the Christmas party. Some may be hauled into a disciplinary meeting after overstepping the mark with a More...08 January 2008 00:00
Employers face bigger fines at employment tribunals if they fail to follow a statutory code of practice under proposed new laws. The Employment Bill gives tribunals the power to increase compensation by 25% if an employer 'unreasonably fails' to fo More...14 December 2007 11:00
Nearly eight out of 10 employers would rather pay off a former employee with a grievance if the cost of fighting their claim outweighs the cost of a compromise agreement, according to research by Personnel Today's sister publication, Employment Revie More...12 December 2007 08:00
A British Airways check-in clerk who was suspended for refusing to conceal a small crucifix on a necklace at her post at Heathrow Airport has accused her employers of having a "culture of hostility" to Christianity at an employment tribunal. When Nad More...15 November 2007 12:20
An Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) report has found that Commissioner Sir Ian Blair tried to prevent its investigation into the death of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes in 2005. The report underlined a series of failings, including More...09 November 2007 08:00
Employment lawyers must not be allowed to "get their hands" on any new dispute resolution procedures, the departing head of Acas has warned. Rita Donaghy, who steps down as chair of the conciliation service this week after seven years in the role, More...01 October 2007 10:40
The much-maligned laws covering dismissal, grievance and disciplinary procedures are due to change in a couple of years, but in the meantime HR is stuck with them and must tread carefully. Ross Bentley runs through the dos and don'ts to see you safely through. More...24 September 2007 14:26
Controversial regulations meaning dismissals are automatically rendered unlawful by a failure to follow set procedures - the Polkey principle - could remain when the unpopular dispute resolution rules are redrawn, it has emerged.
The CBI revealed t More...18 September 2007 08:00
This week's round-up of HR news including how one in four dismissals in the civil service doesn't stick; and more on the Leitch Review skills pledge.
Rob Moss is joined by Greg Pitcher and Louisa Peack to discusss the above, and by Helen McCormick w More...14 September 2007 16:02
A total ban on employees accessing Facebook, MySpace or Bebo at work is an "over-reaction", the TUC has warned. Instead, employers should trust staff to spend a few minutes of their lunchbreak 'poking' their friends or making plans for activities out More...30 August 2007 12:37
HR news including: final salary and defined benefit pension schemes set to make a comeback; and the Argos employee sacked for his comments on Facebook.
Louisa Peacock, Greg Pitcher and Gareth Vorster discuss the latest news in human resources. More...10 August 2007 17:50
An Argos employee has been sacked following his antics on social networking site Facebook. According to an article in The Sun , Tom Beech set up a thread entitled: "I work at Argos and can't wait to leave because it's sh*t." However, the new More...08 August 2007 14:33
Most employers have little problem complying with the letter of the law on employee grievances, according to research by Personnel Today's sister publication, Employment Review .
A survey of 147 organisations with written grievance policies found More...03 July 2007 15:17
Employers have been warned to scrutinise CVs thoroughly when recruiting senior management following the resignation of a leading hotel executive who was suspected of lying about his qualifications. Patrick Imbardelli , head of Asia Pacific ope More...15 June 2007 15:20
Julian Yew looks at the statutory procedures governing disciplinary, dismissal and grievance issues, and some forthcoming changes. More...24 May 2007 09:00
If a member of staff is convicted of a crime or is part of an investigation, how should HR react? Kate Hilpern reports. More...01 May 2007 10:47
Greg Jones, the South Wales Police HR director cleared of rape and assault earlier this year , is reported to be “surprised and disappointed” that his job is being advertised – as he is still employed by the force. Jones was cleared in January of ra More...16 April 2007 14:40
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is a the centre of a bitter dispute with unions after suggesting that up to 14,000 employees could face disciplinary action unless they open an account with the RBS group and have their salary paid into it. The b More...23 March 2007 11:20
A Tesco employee suspended from his job during a police investigation into the murders of prostitutes in Suffolk is still awaiting a decision on whether he can return to work. Tom Stephens was suspended after being identified as a suspect in the in More...23 February 2007 11:00