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Only a third of UK managers believe their businesses are in safe hands

Senior management teams are failing to inspire confidence in their organisation’s managers, according to a new UK report. Only 36% believe their business is in safe hands and only 40% of managers are feeling positive about the prospects for their organisation in the current economic climate. The research, commissioned by leadership and business psychology consultancy…

SaaS capabilities land MidlandHR on Government’s approved ICT list

CloudStore to transform public sector services. MidlandHR has been accepted onto the G-Cloud framework. As a leading provider of talent management, workforce planning, HR and payroll solutions and services it is the only provider of its class listed in the Software as a Service (SaaS) category. The G-Cloud framework is a collection of cloud computing…

The CIPD calls for end to row over “unpaid” work experience

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is warning that recent headlines, which associate voluntary unpaid work experience with slave labour, are in danger of discouraging employers from offering placements and denying young people a route into permanent employment. Good quality work experience provides an invaluable way for young people to build key skills…

HR continuing to grow in influence and effectiveness

Amid continuing challenges and cost cutting, particularly within the public sector, HR has grown in influence and effectiveness within organisations, according to new research into HR roles and responsibilities. The 10th annual XpertHR survey on the topic sought responses from HR practitioners, and found that HR has performed well in the recent challenging conditions, with…

A third of bosses are seen as ineffective by their employees

New research among employees across the globe* finds that leaders lack empathy with their staff, have poor leadership skills and that a third of them are ineffective. The report, from talent management company DDI, found that one in three respondents (34%) said they only sometimes or never consider their leader to be effective, and well…

SMEs slow to adopt flexible working technologies in the UK

but half believe it will help during their working day. Only a third (33 per cent) of UK SMEs have reported adopting flexible working technologies, with the remaining two thirds highlighting perceived difficulties to integrate these technologies into their day-to-day operation as a barrier to adoption, according to a new survey by LifeSize, the HD…

The value of unions to the UK economy

The presence of unions in workplaces could be saving employers in the private and public sectors as much £701m a year or £2m a day, according to a report published today (Tuesday) by the TUC. The report Facility Time for Union Reps: Separating fact from fiction, says that in workplaces where there are union reps…

Workplace stress leading to exhaustion

Workplace stress is increasingly leading to cases of exhaustion as a result of conditions such as insomnia, according to health consultancy [email protected] They say an increasingly large proportion of people contacting them for advice are reporting sleep troubles – an effect of workplace stress that is affecting at least one fifth of callers in Merseyside…

Deborah Lewis: Insularity doesn’t motivate

The news that the government has created an industry task force to address the issue of employee motivation, dwindling in the face of rising inflation, taxation and lower actual salaries, got me thinking. Firstly the idea that government has a place in employee motivation. Sure, government does have a role in creating the conditions which…

Hiring could be harmed due to cap on top talent

The government’s cap of 1,000 visas for Tier 1 (General) highly skilled migrant workers visa has the potential to make it very difficult for UK employers to hire top talent, according to John Hayes, a partner at law firm Irwin Mitchell. Earlier this month, Damian Green, the Conservative immigration minister, announced a replacement for the…