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One-third
of employers have formal mechanisms for informing and consulting their
employees, according to research.

The
Employment Trends Survey 2002 carried out jointly by  Mercer Human Resource Consulting and the CBI asked whether
companies had or were intending to introduce by 2005, a permanent mechanism for
informing and consulting employees. In all, 58 per cent of firms had or planned
to introduce a formal communication system.

The
National Information and Consultation Directive will establish a statutory
right to employee involvement from 2005.

The
survey shows that the largest organisations are most likely to have an
information and consultation process – nearly 60 per cent of those with more
than 5,000 staff compared to 28 per cent of companies with 0-49 employees.  www.cbi.org.uk

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