Tags: Employee

The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned companies that failing to address bad management will leave them at increased risk of losing talented staff. CIPD employee relations adviser Mike Emmott explained that workers who are not made to feel like a valued member of a team are more likely to be tempted…

A recruitment expert has advised UK companies that the implementation of flexible benefits can help to improve employer-employee relations and reduce staff turnover by fostering a greater sense of loyalty. Jarrod Parker, actuaries and consultants chief at Alexander Forbes, stressed the importance of giving the workers the choice of opting in or out of benefit…

London mayor Boris Johnson has joined forces with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to call for legislation relating strikes to be toughened, following concerns over unions' response to government spending cuts. Writing in the Daily Telegraph ahead of his speech at the ongoing Conservative conference in Birmingham, Mr Johnson called on prime minister David…

Just 14 per cent of UK managers consider their organisation well-prepared to cope with an ageing workforce, despite the impending abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA) and the fact that a third of UK workers will be aged over 50 by 2020. This is the main finding of new joint research published today by…

Almost one in three young professionals do not trust their employer, according to the latest research from recruitment consultants Badenoch & Clark. When asked whether they trust their employer to deliver accurate information on business performance, 32.2 per cent of 16 – 24 yr olds revealed that they refuse to believe either ‘most’ or ‘any’…

A software company is making available technology that can identify individuals on social networking sites and other online galleries by comparing their image against a known picture of them. Steven Kirkpatrick, managing director, Adecco commented: “Software like this is potentially discriminatory and we would urge employers to have rigorous processes in place to ensure they…

21% of employees think admitting to health concerns could affect their work prospects and 11% claim they simply don’t trust their boss. Although nearly a quarter of employees (23%) state this is just a matter of safeguarding their privacy, the research portrays a worrying distance between employer and employee. Only 4% of employees say they…

The CIPD is recommending possible legislation requiring parties to public service disputes to enter an arbitration process prior to industrial action, with extreme measure including a blanket ban on certain strikes. However, the report, which was written by employee relations adviser Mike Emmott, says the new rules can be avoided through building public sector leadership…

New research from CMI (Chartered Management Institute) reveals that over half of managers misjudge their strengths in the workplace – a situation which is hindering the performance of the UK’s already struggling businesses and public sector organisations. CMI recently questioned UK managers to find out which aspects of management they thought they were best at.…

“Do you think it’s damaging to HR professionals to describe the profession as caring?” CIPD members were polled last week on this question. As of 29th July, the site showed 1,437 responses, the results being; 36.74% Yes, 58.25% No and 5.01% Don’t know On the basis of this sample, which is substantial enough to be statistically reliable, it…

By encouraging workers to bond down the pub well-meaning employers could be contributing to health problems for their workforce. This is according to new research released today by Aviva. Over half of business leaders (57%) questioned in Aviva’s fourth Health of the Workplace report, published next month, claim that socialising at work usually involves going…

Edward Davey, the Minister for Employment Relations, has written to the REC confirming that the Government agrees with the REC’s position that the Gangmaster Licensing Authority (GLA) should not be extended. The Government has also emphasised its commitment to risk-based enforcement through the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate and other regulatory bodies. Commenting on the letter, Kevin Green Chief Executive of the REC said: “We are delighted that the…