Tags: France

Employers should not be able to penalise staff for using the toilet in work time, and should provide their employees with clean, modern lavatories, says the TUC this week, as it calls for a change in the law to bring workplace loos into the 21st century. Back in 2003 when the TUC first launched its…

The first lady of France Carla Bruni has been accused of nepotism – an issue which could see employers taken to an employment tribunal if suspected of a similar misdemeanour. French news magazine Le Point has claimed that a government appointment’s commission had considered Francois Baudot not right for the role of new Inspector general…

Ten years after the Macpherson Report into the death of Stephen Lawrence was published, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has asserted that the UK has now reached a “defining moment” in its battle against racial discrimination. Speaking at the TUC conference this week, deputy general secretary of the group Frances O’Grady said that while progress…

New figures show rise in people in work, but Government aims to create 35,000 more jobs for the long term unemployed , as youth unemployment hits 19.8% (a record high) The Government has welcomed the news that the number of people in work has risen this quarter by 6,000 according to figures published by the Office for…

People working in the UK enjoy the least public holidays, new research has found, which could have an impact on productivity in the workplace. While the study by Mercer revealed that employees in Japan and India have some 16 days off annually due to public holidays, UK workers and those in the Netherlands and Australia…

HRreview has compiled a selection of interesting videos focussed on emplying and vetting non-UK nationals, including:
The Point’s Based System: A comprehensive guide to the UK’s new system for those wanting to live and work in the UK
The UK Boarder Agency: the new UK Border Agency is working to strengthen the country’s borders, overseeing immigration, customs and citizenship.

Fears that the recession is having a disproportionately large impact on disabled workers have been discussed by the Trades Union Congress (TUC). This debate took place at its annual disability conference in London yesterday (May 20th) because history shows that times of trouble can see such employees faced with discrimination and unfair selection for redundancy,…

HumanConcepts Announces Latest French Version of its Leading Visualisation and Workforce Planning Solution Exeter, United Kingdom — 20 May 2009 — HumanConcepts revolutionises the world of org charting again with the latest release of its top-selling workforce planning solution, OrgPlus 8, in French. With this release, HumanConcepts ushers in an exciting new era in visualisation…

The decision to increase tax for the nation’s highest earners could have a detrimental affect on the country’s skill base. That is the suggestion from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which has been reacting to the chancellor’s announcement in yesterday’s (April 22nd) budget address that those earning over £150,000 a year would be taxed…

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…

Companies and individuals need to invest in training and improving skills if they are to emerge from the recession in good shape. That is according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which revealed that training is beneficial, both during the economic downturn and once the outlook has improved. Frances Wilson, HR advisor…

A number of senior executives are seeking jobs overseas to escape the economic downturn in the UK, a new report has found. Research commissioned by the recruitment website Experteer revealed that instead of putting their talents to work in UK jobs, increasing numbers are moving abroad. Switzerland was found to be the most popular place…