Tags: Europe

The uncertainty currently pervading the UK’s financial markets has raised the level of mistrust among staff concerning their managers. This is according to research conducted by BlessingWhite, which found that while 71 per cent of employees trust their immediate bosses, only 48 per cent feel the same level of confidence in their senior management team.…

The government’s new points-based migration system, details of which were published earlier this week, may cause employers difficulties, an industry body has warned. Under the new system, organisations will have to prove that no British workers are able to fill a job vacancy before offering the position to an immigrant worker from outside Europe. According…

Almost one in three companies in the UK are set to freeze salaries in light of growing economic uncertainty, it has been suggested. According to research conducted by management consultancy organisation Hay Group, the picture is similarly bleak across the rest of Europe, with over a third of countries across the region set to do…

UK managers are failing to inspire their employees as a new survey shows that just one in four workers feel motivated by their leaders. The research, conducted by the HR consultancy BlessingWhite, shows that almost one quarter of UK employees feel disengaged from their work as a result of poor management. Just 23 per cent…

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has challenged the findings of government research which suggests small businesses are experiencing steady progress by citing other, conflicting findings. According to statistics revealed by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, 65 per cent of small organisations with employees reported they had ambitions to grow, while nearly…