Tags: Recession

94% of HR Departments have suffered cutbacks

 Lack of partnership between HR teams and line managers stifles effective management Managers find HR guarded and slow to respond As a result, four in ten managers state Google is a better source of information and support than their HR team Vast majority of HR Directors recognise empowering managers as the key to improving performance…

The Government owes former Woolworths and Ethel Austin workers an apology says Usdaw

Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has called on the Business Secretary to personally apologise to former Woolworths and Ethel Austin workers for further delaying their compensation and leaving them unsure if they will ever receive anything. Although the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) gave permission for the appeal, they have ordered that the legal costs…

More full time jobs created due to ´squeeze on pay levels´

Commenting on the latest official labour market data, showing that employment rose by 155,000 and unemployment fell by 18,000 in the three months to August: TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “While it’s good news that unemployment is still falling and more jobs are being created, there is still plenty to be worried about. Young people are being excluded…

London firms optimistic about the economy but roads continue to be a problem

The majority of London’s businesses feel much more optimistic about prospects for the economy over the next six months, according to the CBI/KPMG London Business Survey published today. This is a substantial increase on the last quarter and the highest level of optimism recorded since the end of 2010. The majority of the capital’s firms…

Recession depression: UK employees demotivated as ‘crisis’ leadership rises

Leaders are creating demotivating working climates in over half of UK organisations Recession triggers rise in ‘just do it’ style of leadership New research calls for captains of industry to embrace more leadership styles to drive high-performance cultures Recession-weary UK leaders are generating demotivating working environments for their employees, according to new research from global…

Jobs growth and the race for talent to continue despite fears of triple dip recession

Fears of a triple dip recession have failed to make a dent in employer confidence on hiring decisions in 2013, according to the latest survey of 600 employers from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. The REC’s JobsOutlook report indicates that the UK jobs market is likely to continue to grow over the next year, bringing…

Low pay, no pay jobs market snares millions in poverty

The extent of in-work poverty is laid bare in a new Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) report today, which highlights the insecurity faced by millions of working people. The annual Monitoring Poverty report, written by the New Policy Institute (NPI), highlights the dynamic nature of poverty, caused in the main by people moving in and out…

To beat the recession 46% of companies provided more training for their staff in 2012

In a recent survey of over 1,800 HR & Training Manager’s across the UK – conducted by international training firm MTD Training – 46% of companies said that they had provided more training for their staff in 2012 in order to boost their business and beat the recession. Businesses within the UK are now appreciating…