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Concern grows over tribunal lay appointees

5 Dec 2000

HR professionals are concerned that new appointees to employment tribunals lack experience of employee relations.Last year, the Government changed the...

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Definition of disability

5 Dec 2000

It is now four years since the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) came into force. In the early days, it...

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Responsibility for staff comes down to control

5 Dec 2000

Recent cases illustrate the need for employers to be aware of who has responsibility for staff hired through agencies. A...

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How to stop monitoring turning into snooping

5 Dec 2000

Clear policies on monitoring staff telecommunications are needed to avoid falling foul of employees’ privacy rights. Has the scene been...

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Teacher wins stress claim award

4 Dec 2000

A teacher has this week received an out-of-court stress settlement of more than £250,000. The payment, a record for a...

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Stress: an unexploded time bomb

4 Dec 2000

Stress is a time bomb waiting to explode in UK businesses, claimed the chairman of the Independent Counselling and Advisory...

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Staff management on the net will slash recruitment bills

4 Dec 2000

The use of Internet technology to recruit and manage temporary staff could significantly reduce the £17.1 billion that companies spend...

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Personnel Today acquires HR World

4 Dec 2000

The publisher of Personnel Today, Reed Business Information, has acquired the publishing rights to the magazine HR World from Martin...

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Media sector dwarfs utilities

4 Dec 2000

The media industry is as big as the water, gas and electricity industries combined according to a new survey by...

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Languages skills shortage is holding businesses back

4 Dec 2000

There is a shortage of multi-lingual graduates and it is affecting the performance of international businesses, claimed the global HR...

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Extra funds to put UK universities in global competition

4 Dec 2000

UK universities will need at least an extra £1.6bn in funding each year from 2004 to 2010, according to a...

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Replace A-levels with the baccalaureate, says LSE lecturer

1 Dec 2000

The UK education system is denying young people access to knowledge of foreign languages and senior European management jobs.An industrial...

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Rules on pensions split for divorcing couples now in force

1 Dec 2000

Employers will have to make administrative changes to their occupational pension schemes as a result of changes in the law...

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Union head blasts Ford over worker’s no-strike decision

1 Dec 2000

Ford workers have voted 63 per cent to 36 per cent against strike action in the campaign to save car...

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Do more for working parents, says Equal Opportunities Commission

1 Dec 2000

Seven pressure groups led by the Equal Opportunities Commission have sent an open letter to Trade and Industry Secretary Stephen...

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