• A survey on new negotiating practices has found that 60 per cent of HR professionals are involved in deciding changes to negotiating practices.
The chief executive is involved in 40 per cent of organisations while the figure is slightly higher for directors. Only 6 per cent of organisations involve staff in decisions about the changes.
For other forms of involvement, over a quarter of respondents consult on changes in negotiation with line managers (28 per cent). Just less than a quarter consult with directors and a fifth consult staff. The survey also found that 42 per cent of respondents inform their staff of the changes with 27 per cent informing their line managers.