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Britannic Assurance to axe 2,000 jobs

7 Mar 2001

Britannic
Assurance has announced it is to make 2,000 staff redundant as a result of the
firm’s decision to cut...

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Live budget reporting at PersonnelToday.com

7 Mar 2001

What
will today’s budget mean to you and your organisation? What business and HR
implications will spring from Gordon Brown’s...

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Survey warns of complacency over e-mail transactions

7 Mar 2001

Nearly
one third of all businesses are conducting legally binding transactions by
e-mail, according to research by application service provider...

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Office juniors forced out of job by automated office systems

7 Mar 2001

Automated
office systems are forcing menial office juniors out of their jobs, according
to a survey published today.
The survey...

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Strike action averted as Hackney managers finish talks

6 Mar 2001

Strike action by staff at Hackney Council has been suspended
this week.
It was averted because senior managers agreed not...

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Socpo to appoint Keith Handley as president

6 Mar 2001

Socpo will officially elect its new president at the
Society’s annual conference later this month.
Keith Handley, programme change director...

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E-mails banned on Fridays

6 Mar 2001

Workers
at Nestle Rowntree have been banned from using e-mails on Fridays in an effort
to improve face-to-face communication and...

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Trade union recognition

6 Mar 2001

The legislation bringing into
force mandatory trade union recognition in certain circumstances is beginning
to have an effect.  Increasing numbers...

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Part-timers can backdate pension claims to 1976

6 Mar 2001

The House of Lords’ clarification
on pension schemes has also confirmed a time limit for equal pay claims
Employees recently...

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High Court spares employers £15m in pension pay-outs

6 Mar 2001

A High Court ruling has spared employers from
paying a potential £15m in pensions costs.
The ruling overturned an ombudsman’s...

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Hospital in pursuit of perfection

6 Mar 2001

With typical survey response
rates ranging from 40 to just over 50 per cent, Southend Hospital must have
been doing...

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Test your business literacy

6 Mar 2001

HR is always being urged to talk the
language of business but how much do you understand?
Try answering the...

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Compulsory equal pay audits split profession

6 Mar 2001

Plans
to force employers to review equal pay policies have divided the HR profession.
The
Equal Pay Task Force, comprising...

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Dilemmas that disrupt organisational change

6 Mar 2001

My subject for a presentation at
the People Development Summit in Amsterdam last month was the link between
organisational change...

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case roundup

6 Mar 2001

This week’s case round up
No ‘constructive dismissal’
in disability claims
Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Harley, unreported,...

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