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Recruitment agencies at risk from debt

9 Jan 2001

Employment agencies are risking bankruptcy and take-over by going into in to debt in attempts to gain an advantage over...

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Careless errors let work stars down

9 Jan 2001

Sloppy spelling and poor grammar hinder an employee’s journey up the career ladder, research by Office Angels reveals. The survey...

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Smutty e-mails sackings too harsh say TUC

9 Jan 2001

Unions have criticised the Royal Sun Alliance’s dismissal of 10 employees for circulating smutty e-mails as being excessive. Sarah Veale,...

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Crown Prosecution staff threaten two-day strike over pay

9 Jan 2001

Crown
Prosecution Service staff have started industrial action following a dispute
over their pay rise.
Members
of the Public and...

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DTI awards £50k to Thames Water-trade union partnership

9 Jan 2001

A partnership deal between Thames
Water and trade unions has received a £50,000 award from the DTI.
The company received...

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How Naafi and MSF resolve disputes outside tribunals

9 Jan 2001

Since armed forces retailer Naafi agreed an ADR scheme with professional services union MSF in June last year, there have...

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Can ADR cut legal costs?

9 Jan 2001

Why has alternative dispute resolution (ADR) never really caught on in the employment field?. With tribunal applications having risen so...

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Compensation fines rise forces many firms to settle

9 Jan 2001

Human resources departments are under increasing pressure because of a surge in employment disputes according to the results of Personnel...

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Cases settled outside court

9 Jan 2001

Nearly half of all firms are more likely to settle out of court than go to an employment tribunal since...

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Is the 25th anniversary of equal pay worth a cheer?

9 Jan 2001

While most employers would welcome the simplification of the equal pay tribunal system, others are concerned that the proposed legislation...

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Failure to keep contracts up to date can cost dear

9 Jan 2001

Standardised restrictive covenants should be periodically reviewed to account for individuals’ changing circumstances.One size does not fit all, but tailor-made...

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Self-service HR scheme will bring cost savings

9 Jan 2001

Barclays is expanding its web-based HR self-service system in a bid to cut costs by 35 per cent.If successful, the...

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Staff-friendly policies raise performance

9 Jan 2001

A leading occupational psychologist has called on HR managers to implement work-life balance practices in the light of research published...

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Hours limit may leave teenagers jobless

9 Jan 2001

A European directive to reduce the working hours of young adults could make them less attractive to employ and so...

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Positive discrimination

9 Jan 2001

UK law is generally hostile towards positive discrimination practices. There is little prospect of any positive discrimination measures being made...

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