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A new report headed by Work Foundation executive vice-chairman Will Hutton has recommended that public sector bosses should have their salaries linked to the wages of junior employees. Commissioned by the government in May, Mr Hutton's independent review advised that those working at the top of state-funded bodies should receive no more than 20 times…

Mark Gilbertson has joined Lloyds Banking Group as Head of Resourcing, covering both Retail Banking and Group Operations. Mark has 15 years of resourcing experience and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). Mark started his HR career with a niche search & selection firm in the City almost twenty years…

The Government intends to launch a new ‘fit note’ next April. Replacing the current ‘sick note’ the new form will support employers to respond more flexibly to sickness absence and take a more positive role in the health of their workforce. How the new fit note can help employers tackle sickness absence better and improve…

Up to half of the UK’s workforce could be absent if a second wave of the swine flu pandemic hits the country, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) has warned, which could leave businesses facing absence management problems. As a result, the CIPD and the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) have advised organisations to ensure…

A HR manager who won £1,000 to spend on training at the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development is set to pass on the skills he picked up to others. Andy Symonds, who works for Golden Wonder in Scunthorpe, used his prize money to fund training on how to supervise and teach others in matters of…

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) has said that the Agency Workers Directive should not be brought in until 2011 to prevent further financial burden on organisations. According to the CIPD, the complexity of the legislation could not only restrict demand for agency workers but result in costs which businesses do not need during…

The proportion of businesses choosing human resources (HR) outsourcing has reached almost a third, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) has revealed. In research compiled by Leeds University Business School it was found that 29 per cent of the organisations surveyed were now outsourcing their HR activities, with just under half of these stating…

A survey that looked at 355 companies with over 100 employees has found that despite an increase in applicants for jobs, there is still a skills shortage. Recruitment firm Randstad commissioned IPSOS Mori to run the research, which aimed to uncover the effect of the economic downturn on the labour market. Although some 40 per…

Businesses are failing to see the value in conducting equal pay reviews (EPRs). That is according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which has conducted its 2009 reward management survey. The survey reveals that just over half of companies have or are planning to conduct an EPR. Therefore, the CIPD believes the…

Employees who are managed well are less likely to take unnecessary sick days. That is according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which has suggested that it is important for employers to “manage people properly” to maximise productivity. Ben Willmott, senior public policy advisor at the CIPD recognised that employees do get…

UK companies need to brace themselves for a tough time ahead and the possibility of thousands more job losses, it has been suggested. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), 600,000 more people will be made redundant this year. John Philpott, chief economist at the CIPD, said that the organisation expected to…

Staff training may be something that employers think about when they want to retain their employees but it can also be important for those who have been made redundant. The Guardian recently reported on a series of further education colleges, which had come to offer help to some of Woolworth’s 27,000 employees. According to the…

The current economic climate has led people to find employment in the public sector more attractive than in the private sector, according to a professional body. A lack of financing is being experienced by private companies while the public sector is benefiting due to the increase in borrowing in the latest Pre-Budget Report, the Chartered…

People who suffer from back pain and other health problems at work do not take care of themselves and carry on working, according to an osteopathy association. UK employees overestimate how tough their bodies are and younger people tend to think they are infallible, the British Osteopathic Association (BOA) says. According to a survey by…

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has welcomed the European Parliament’s vote to remove the opt-out from the 48-hour limit on the UK working week. Brendan Barber, TUC general secretary, said the decision will allow workers to see more of their families and described it as "early Christmas present". He added: "Britain’s workers will still be…