Tags: Employee

The seven realms of cultural change

Using new research, Jack Wiley of the Kenexa High Performance Institute explains how HR can help organisations make the cultural transformation to become more dynamic. HR practitioners are always looking for ways to increase employee engagement, encourage innovation, drive individual performance and enhance the bottom-line. One way to achieve all of these things is to…

Employers told to get flexible for Olympics

With a year to go until the Olympics Acas has issued guidance to employers on getting the best from their staff and avoiding absence during the Games. The employment relations service says employers should start talking to employees early to manage expectations and minimise the impact on productivity. Acas are also advising workers lucky enough…

Malcom Scovil: selling employee engagement to the board – the fifth element?

We may be in one of the worst recessions in recent decades, yet this isn’t a justification for businesses to demand more work, for less pay. Companies should be seriously concerned that a disengaged employee now, may well walk the moment the job market in their sector starts to recover. The government has recognised the…

Cavendish Communications commended for healthy workplace

Cavendish Communications based in Newhaven, has been commended for demonstrating its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its employees by receiving a Simplyhealth Healthy Workplace award. Provided by healthcare provider Simplyhealth, the Healthy Workplace awards recognise the contribution that UK organisations, in both the private and public sector, make to the welfare of employees.…

Majority of employers back tribunal powers to cancel unreasonable claims

Almost three-quarters of employers want Employment Tribunals to have greater powers to remove weak or vexatious employment claims from the system, according to a new survey from law firm, DWF LLP. 73% of the businesses surveyed backed Employment Tribunals having wider powers to ‘strike out’ claims that are deemed to be spurious and have no…

Good employees “should never leave”, says HR think tank

According to research by a leading HR think-tank, as many as four out of every five leavers would consider working for their employers again. But few organisations have established effective systems for tracking and bringing back the best people, says think tank Ochre House The think-tank believes that an employee’s resignation and departure should be…

An expert has urged bosses worried about the prospect of imposing salary freezes to consider offering workers non-financial benefits, claiming that doing so can help to maintain workforce morale. Institute for Employment Studies research fellow Dilys Robinson explained that staff are aware of the budgetary constraints affecting organisations across the country, but suggested a little…

CIPD issues cautious welcome to paternity overhaul

Plans to allow new fathers to take advantage of mothers’ unused maternity leave have received a “cautious welcome” from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg outlined the reforms at an event in London yesterday (January 17th 2010), revealing plans to hold a consultation on the issue and implying…

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…