The TUC will this week launch its first consultancy service to promote employers’ partnerships with their staff.
Twenty-six consultants and trainers have been recruited to work for the TUC’s Partnership Institute. They will offer advice, help and expertise to union representatives and managers on implementing change.
Consultants will include Norman Haslam, former personnel director at the Unipart Group, and Peter Riley, a research fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies.
The institute, headed by Sarah Perman, is currently running pilot schemes with five firms, including British Bakeries and Barclays Bank.
British Bakeries’ HR manager, Eugene Van Jaarsveldt, said, “It has the right approach and message for improving employer-employee relations.”