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Lawyers urge caution on firing staff drinkers

6 Nov 2000

An employee’s tendency to drink may not be reason enough to sack him or her, a lawyer specialising in HR...

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CBI pushes for employment tribunals reform

3 Nov 2000

The Confederation of British Industry has renewed its plea for reform of employment tribunals after applications rose 32 per cent...

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Civil servants demand flexible working and better pay

3 Nov 2000

The civil service must provide staff with a better work/life balance, more development opportunities, improved conditions of service and better...

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Blunkett urges employers to invest in staff

3 Nov 2000

Employers must support the development of their employees, Education and Employment Secretary David Blunkett told business chiefs.At the 40th Anniversary...

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Conference to debate lifelong learning issues

3 Nov 2000

An international conference in London will explore whether lifelong learning is another passing fad or an idea that will deliver...

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Flexible benefits offered to retain staff

2 Nov 2000

Companies are rushing to launch flexible benefits schemes under which staff can choose options like additional holidays, healthcare, or company...

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Whitbread Hotels to close restaurants

2 Nov 2000

Whitbread Hotels has announced it is to sell 140 of its restaurants after they reported a slump in profits over...

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EEF highlights manufacturing decline

2 Nov 2000

The Engineering Employers’ Federation has called on the Chancellor to address the continuing decline in manufacturing investment in his pre-budget...

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National day highlights stress at work problem

1 Nov 2000

Employers can find out what they should be doing to reduce stress at work on national stress awareness day today....

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Employer-led training body launches report

1 Nov 2000

Key problems in education and training will be highlighted today in the final report of NACETT, the employer-led body which...

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Survey shows jobsearch websites hard to use

1 Nov 2000

Jobsearch websites need to be more responsive to users, according to a survey by the career management company ICM CareerCare.Of...

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Ten minute tutorial – Emotional intelligence

31 Oct 2000

Find out whether you are making the most of the soft skills in your organisation with the second tutorial in...

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Employers must stamp out bullying or risk being sued

31 Oct 2000

Victims can take legal action against their bosses if workplace abuse by colleagues is allowed to continueRein in the workplace...

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Legal questions and answers

31 Oct 2000

David Marshland tackles readers questions
Q I have some part-timers who are employed as cleaners for about 10 hours a...

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Bank sheds 1500 jobs as services move on-line

31 Oct 2000

Alliance and Leicester is to shed nearly one fifth of its jobs over the next three years by getting customers...

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