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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.

An employment tribunal has ruled that a Cumbrian probation worker should receive compensation of £93,000, a newspaper reports. Steven Collingwood, 40, was so overworked that he suffered a breakdown and an earlier employment tribunal had ruled that he was a victim of harassment and disability discrimination during his time with the service in Carlisle, local…

In this article, Julia Mixter, Senior HR Business Partner in Transport for London, looks at the case for mediation, the process of introducing it in TfL and anticipates the issues that may arise. Including a list of Issues and Mitigation, and how they are dealt with in the TfL.

Among the new faces brought by the influx of immigrants to Western countries, is an increasing Muslim population. Catherine Trombley, Global Mobility Specialist, from Rutherfoord International explains how to better understand the Muslim Colleagues in your workplace.

A newspaper has published information on bullying in the workplace and the duty employers have to protect their staff from it. According to the Belfast Telegraph, there is no singular piece of legislation that specifically defines and outlaws bullying at work. Consequently, the newspaper stated it is not possible to bring a direct complaint to…

Video Arts has launched 15 ‘legal risk’ e-learning courses for line managers, which explain the legal aspects of business and management responsibilities, such as dealing with discrimination, hiring and firing, managing disputes, handling the media and selling a company. Written in plain English for non-lawyers, the interactive courses have been developed by the Practical Law…

Businesses need to raise awareness of bullying in the workplace and managers should be trained to deal with situations, a charity says. Key people, such as harassment advisers and investigators, need to be put in place to help prevent torment, according to the Andrea Adams Trust. Research by the organisation, which focuses on bullying behaviour,…

It is important that managers are trained to tackle discrimination in the workplace in order to avoid tribunals, it has been claimed. According to Jean Kelly of Jean Kelly Consultancy, managers have responsibilities in relation to workplace discrimination and they must be made aware of these. "Managers need to set the standard of behaviour, lead…

One in seven British employees has been bullied at work, according to a new YouGov survey commissioned by the Trades Union Congress (TUC). The What Workers Want report shows that 40 per cent of people have worked in an organisation where bullying has occurred in the last three years. It also reveals that middle-aged men…

Failure to tackle workplace bullying costs UK employers almost £14 billion a year in absence and lost productivity, new research shows. According to the Unite union, 33.5 million working days were lost through absenteeism as a result of bullying at work last year as well as almost 100 million days worth of productivity. The report…