Employee communications

The way in which employers communicate with their workforce is an important part of employee relations. Employers should be aware of the importance of communicating with staff during periods of change in the workplace, particularly where the change is brought on by difficult economic circumstances, which may lead to new or amended job duties, organisational restructuring and redundancies.


How employees are using social activism to make their voices heard

With traditional union membership in decline, employees are finding new ways to voice their opposition to corporate decisions, as shown...

When does keeping tabs on working time overstep the line?

2 Jul 2019

A recent ECJ case means employers will need to more closely track employee time at work. But when does concern over employees' wellbeing turn into spying on them?

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Top 10 HR questions June 2019: Ex-employee grievances

2 Jul 2019

Can an employer ignore a grievance if the employee no longer works for the organisation?
The most popular FAQ on...

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Are HR professionals lacking employee relations skills?

12 Jun 2019

As the CIPD’s Festival of Work starts in London, complete with speaker and breakout sessions galore on all the new...

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Businesses are resisting worker representation on boards

3 May 2019

Prime minister Theresa May’s aspiration for employers to have more workers in boardrooms appear to have been thwarted by organisations...

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Driven to distraction: How can we tackle our waning attention spans?

16 Apr 2019

Our collective attention span is disappearing as more and more channels of information make demands on our time. This is...

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Outsourcing giant faces protests over payroll upgrade

11 Apr 2019

The outsourcing company ISS faces protests today over changes to its payroll system that will see it withhold the pay...

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Staff left in dark over employers’ Brexit plans

12 Mar 2019

As MPs prepare to vote again on Theresa May’s Brexit deal after she says she agreed “legally binding” change from...

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Honda confirms 2021 closure of Swindon manufacturing plant

19 Feb 2019

Honda has confirmed that it proposes to close its manufacturing plant in Swindon in 2021, with the loss of around...

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Communicating change: The ‘Scary Six’ personas you need to win over

13 Feb 2019

Continuing our three-part serialisation of her book, Lucy Adams shares her “Scary Six”, examples of workplace personas that HR needs...

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Acas chief: What will employees look for from work in 2019?

6 Feb 2019

Faced with an uncertain economy and little control over external events, employees seek fairness and “good work”. Susan Clews, the...

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Seven ways video can transform your company culture (webinar)

24 Jun 2018

ON DEMAND | While the use of online video outside the workplace continues to rise, many businesses are not using video to its...

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How GWR’s HR team helped drive cultural change

21 Jun 2018

With just one day left to enter the Personnel Today Awards, we look at the initiatives that saw Great Western...

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Four ways of presenting your gender pay gap: which works best?

20 Jun 2018

Last week, the Government Equalities Office released a report suggesting that people need more support when interpreting gender pay gap...

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House of Fraser to close half its stores

7 Jun 2018

One of the UK's leading department stores, House of Fraser, is to close in 31 of its 59 locations including its flagship shop on London’s Oxford Street...

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