Tags: Employee

Suggestions are being made that the workplace is about to witness a new era of traditional working values. Donna Miller, HR director, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, whose company has 3,000 staff in the UK, claims current employment trends point to a rise in employees putting job security first as they begin their careers in a fragile economy…

The website Doctors- notestore.com is brazenly selling false versions of the new fit notes which are described as “authentic looking replica doctors sick note or medical certificates. Written on official doctors’ notepaper, with real stamp.” This causes concern because, although the website claims the documents are “for novelty use only”, workers could try to use…

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The introduction of anti-union laws in the 1980s has undermined people’s right to strike, according to the Trades Union Congress. A spokesperson for the body said that recent judgments have shown that complex laws have no benefit for employers and employees alike and called for a review to help clarify regulation on calling strikes. In…

Company bosses in the UK are being warned to consider the effects of a breakdown in communication on the performance of an organisation. According to David Pardey, senior policy and research manager for the Institute of Leadership and Management, maintaining interaction with staff in all areas of a business can ensure workers trust the information…

According to brewer SABMiller’s European Beer Drinkers Survey, British bosses are the most generous in Europe when it comes to socialising with staff after work. While French managers say ‘non’ to staff drinks, British bosses like to take their team to the pub and pay for post-work pints. British businessmen and women boost morale the…

FCO selects CMP Resolutions to develop employee dispute resolution capabilities

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has selected CMP Resolutions to develop, deliver and support an innovative training programme to establish the UK’s first holistic Dispute Resolution Caseworker service. The FCO will be creating a volunteer cadre of staff who will provide a one-stop-shop service to support any member of staff involved in a workplace…

Researchers at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) have created a top ten list of priorities for HR professionals, as the private sector emerges from recession but still generally faces tough economic conditions, and the public and third sectors face up to significant cost cutting and redundancies ahead. The IES report summarises some of the…

Mediation is becoming more and more important to HR professionals as a method of resolving workplace disputes and restoring working relationships. Although it has previously been viewed as a soft option, mediation is now fast becoming the preferred method for resolving workplace conflict. Why? Because it really gets results.

Should a company’s management and HR departments opt to introduce a pay freeze, they must demonstrate the benefits of such a course of action right across the board, one commentator has explained. Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Workwise UK, said this was one way of ensuring that employee relations remain positive amid the downturn. However,…

A spokesperson for the Institute for Employment Studies has suggested employee satisfaction does not come and go depending on the economy. The representative’s comments come after a new survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found workplace contentment has continued to climb since 2006, despite the current recession. According to the organisation’s…

Rising public outrage at employers has led to kidnappings, marches and strikes in France – a country with a long tradition of labor unrest. Yesterday, workers at a Caterpillar factory in Grenoble held four managers hostage and demanded further talks over redundancy measures. The head of human resources, the factory director and two other managers…

The concept of overtime no longer applies to many employees whose careers do not adhere to "a strict time schedule". That is according to Mike Emmott, employee relations adviser for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Mr Emmott explained that "the lines between work and play are blurred" because many employees think about…

The Government has done much to improve the regulation of relations between employers and employees and has introduced important new protections for vulnerable employees. Analysis by Sarah Veale, Head of Equality and Employment Rights Department, Trades Union Congress.

The Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD) has launched two courses to help human resources (HR) managers cope with challenges in the economic crisis. Practical Employee Relations provides managers with the tools to handle worker relations and strikes in unionised and non-unionised workplaces. The second course, Managing Redundancy, offers the legal knowledge and skills to…