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Forward-planning needed on training

6 Dec 2000

Employers need longer-term strategies for employee training, claimed the chief executive of the new Learning and Skills Development Agency. Speaking...

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Government plan to boost literacy and numeracy

5 Dec 2000

Plans for new training schemes have been unveiled today to raise the skills of low paid and unemployed people. David...

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Supermarkets urged not to open on Christmas Day

5 Dec 2000

Supermarket chains have come under pressure from shop staff not to extend their opening hours over Christmas.Members of the shopworkers’...

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Scottish councils strike set to escalate

5 Dec 2000

The strike among Scotland’s local authorities is set to escalate as Unison have announced that they are to double the...

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Union warns of strikes at Luton

5 Dec 2000

Planes could be grounded at Luton Airport over the Christmas period if a series of strikes by members of the...

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Consenting Adults – how to handle affairs at work

5 Dec 2000

Flirting goes on in as well as out of the workplace. But what if things are more serious? How do...

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Network Associates e-business healthcheck research

5 Dec 2000

Despite the massive growth in the e-economy and the opportunities provided by it, British business from CEOs to secretaries still...

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GCHQ desperately seeking staff

5 Dec 2000

GCHQ has put a brain-teaser on the Internet to find new recruits. The teaser follows a similarly encoded puzzle earlier...

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Arbitration plan set to cut tribunals cases

5 Dec 2000

The long-awaited alternative to employment tribunals will be launched this month when the Acas arbitration scheme is put before parliament.The...

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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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