Conciliation service Acas has published a corporate plan which outlines its strategic aims and plans for improving employment relations in Britain.
The plan of action to 2007-8 explains how future services, resources and targets will contribute to “getting it right in the workplace”.
The report highlights Acas’ continuing role in developing resources and good practice:
- Improving productivity and performance, in particular the launch of The Acas Model Workplace and proposals for a national workforce development programme
- Responding to the growing demand, especially on the part of SMEs, for information and advice that is independent and impartial as well as authoritative
- Managing diversity – women, older workers, ethnic minorities and migrant workers will make up an increasing proportion of the workforce over the coming years
- Helping public services to manage the large programme of change that is under way.
John Taylor, Acas chief executive said: “Acas’ strategic plans for the next three years show how we intend to use our unique knowledge and experience of employment relations to make both business performance and working life better.
“Acas is ideally placed to help organisations and individuals respond to the every-day practical issues arising from the employment relationship and make employment relations a key ingredient of workplace success.”