The CIPD is calling on the next government to hold a review on employment legislation in the UK.
There is too much, it is too detailed and it gets in the way of effective, entrepreneurial management, claims the representative body.
It believes that using further layers of regulation to influence change within business is not an effective route.
The CIPD also wants the government to place the contribution of people management to productivity much higher up the political agenda.
The CIPD also wants the next government to stop treating training and development in the workplace as a poor relation. It claims that effective training characterises high performing organisations and the CIPD would like to see a greater focus on it.