Tags: Challenges

Britain’s workers still to be convinced on pension saving as challenging times hit hard

Aviva calls for sustained and ‘personalised’ employee engagement to create a lasting savings culture Britain’s workers remain undecided on pension saving – 37% of employees say they will opt out of automatic enrolment, and 28% are undecided. Affordability is a key obstacle – almost half (45%) of employees who do not currently take up the…

Rupert Emson: Social media – the challenges for HR

A Christian employee who was demoted in his job and had a 40% pay cut for a comment he wrote on Facebook about gay marriages recently won a breach of contract action against his employer. After seeing an article entitled “Gay marriages get go ahead” on the BBC news website, Adrian Smith linked this to…

Graham Jackson: Challenges of web-based evidence

Social media and web based communication has become part of our daily lives, both personally and professionally and the speed at which dialogue is exchanged and the range of content shared means that social media use tends to be more informal and uninhibited. However, many people forget that their social media activity may be seen…

AWR 6 months on – Regulations have created rallying call rather than final call for UK’s agency market

April 1st 2012 marks six months since the controversial Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) came into force. Although the new rules have created significant bureaucracy and cost for the UK’s £25 billion recruitment industry, the demand for temporary and contract staff has remained strong and looks set to grow over the coming year. Despite fears that…