Tags: Cuts

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…

Cuts will bleed council reserves dry within five years, says senior Tory

The economic crisis engulfing the coalition deepened after the Tory head of local government raised the spectre of councils across England and Wales running out of cash reserves used to boost local economies within five years, under the weight of massive spending cuts. The warning from Sir Merrick Cockell, chair of the Local Government Association…

Public sector embraces DIY training cuts take hold

Employees using colleagues and the internet to learn core skills as job responsibility increase Public sector workers are turning to colleagues and the internet to enhance their skills as cuts affect access to workplace training, new research from recruitment consultant, Badenoch & Clark shows. A sixth (14.5%) of public sector workers are now taking it…

Cost saving tops public sector agenda as leaders plan cuts

• Significant cost cutting planned for 2012 • Redundancies and recruitment freezes high on agenda • Public sector leaders concerned for workforce morale Public sector workers will face increased pressure this year as cost cutting measures continue to bite, according to new research from global management consultancy Hay Group. The report reveals that the majority…

Allison Grant : Terms and conditions of employment- introducing changes

Recent weeks and months have seen a number of news reports of employers implementing pay cuts and freezes and other saving measures affecting their staff and their contractual entitlements. Both Southampton City Council and Shropshire County Council are reported to have implemented pay cuts by terminating employees’ current contracts and offering to re-engage them on…

Pay freezes leave employees feeling the brunt

Feeling the pressure is one way to describe how employees were feeling, this due to three in five receiving pay freezes in their take-home pay in 2011. According to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which also found that 6% of employees have had their pay cut since January. Although the…

Fear or hope as maternity leave could be reduced

Maternity leave could be reduced to 18 weeks resulting in pay reductions for almost half of working mothers, unions have warned. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) said that the government’s consultation on modern workplaces puts flexible working practices at risk. Current legislation permits employed women to take 52 weeks off, with 39 weeks being paid…

Employers reduced recruitment costs

It is needless to say that more than half of employers are cutting costs across their businesses; within this many are equally devoted to reducing the cost of their recruitment. According to the 2011 XpertHR survey it shows that the continuing economic uncertainty and budgetary difficulties experienced by most employers have produced inevitable pressure on…