Tags: Employee

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…

Workplace environment business strategist Tim Oldman along with strategy consultant and researcher Annie Leeson have joined forces to launch the first unified and truly independent workplace effectiveness employee survey. The Leesman Index will create significant value for all involved in the brief development, design, delivery and management of workspace environments by providing a systemized approach…

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…

Advertisement: Softworks are delighted to announce that Andrew Ferguson, CEO, has been invited to present at the Upcoming CIPD HR Software Show taking place on the 16th and 17th of June 2010 at the Olympia in London. Andrew’s presentation on Time and Attendance and Flexible working in the Cloud will look at how Workforce Management…

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…