Staff negative about change in HR strategy

Nearly a quarter of employees react
adversely to change in a company’s HR policy, resulting in weaker employment
relations and a greater sense of job insecurity among staff.

These are the findings
of CIPD research into the effects of change in the workplace.

Redundancy programmes,
for example, have a particularly damaging effect on those who remain in the

Mike Emmott, CIPD
employee relations adviser, said, "These findings are not good news for
organisations. Across a spectrum of policies, many intended for their benefit,
employees judge that the impact is negative.

"This underlines
the need for employers to look hard at the way they implement change."

But staff are positive
about wider change, for example the increasing use of the Internet.

The survey of nearly
500 staff shows that more than 60 per cent believe workplace changes make
things better.

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