…in brief

This
week’s news …in brief

NHS
fights back

The
NHS is to launch its largest programme of conflict resolution training for all
frontline staff. The plans come after revelations that one in three doctors
report experiencing some form of violence in the workplace. The measures will
be delivered by the new NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service
(CFSMS).  www.cfsms.nhs.uk

Image-conscious
EEF

The
Engineering Employers’ Federation is rebranding itself and changing its name to
‘EEF, the manufacturers organisation’. The rebranding is meant to better
reflect the changing nature of the EEF’s membership and its increasing
involvement in issues affecting the UK’s productivity.  www.eef.org.uk

Equal
pay priority

The
Local Government Pay Commission, set up to report on pay and reward in local
government in the wake of last year’s strikes over pay, has found there is no
compelling evidence for a general rise in minimum salaries. The commission
found that equal pay should be the focus.  www.lgpay.org.uk

Big
not so beautiful

Youngsters
entering the jobs market are increasingly turning away from large corporations,
as they associate them with a lack of creativity, long hours and stress, according
to research from business education charity Business-dynamics. According to the
research, 67 per cent of young people believe small firms offer more
opportunities.  www.businessdynamics.co.uk

Cutt
recovery

Mike
Cutt, HR director at B&Q, is out of hospital after a motorbike accident. He
says he will be back in action in the New Year, albeit on crutches.

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