Tags: redundancies

Hewlett Packard axing 1100 skilled workers

Plans by IT giant, Hewlett Packard (HP) to axe 1,100 jobs at the start of 2014 were condemned by Unite, the country’s largest union, today (Wednesday 4 December). Unite said that HP was a company that was ‘a long-term addict to a culture of job cuts’ and where its European managers had little autonomy, with…

UK employers should heed judgement on Woolworths collective redundancy case

In a bold and controversial move, the employment appeal tribunal (EAT) has decided to re-write UK redundancy legislation with the result that more employers will be required to inform and consult with elected employee representatives, including trade unions, before they can make redundancies.  Martin Warren, Employment and Pensions Practice Group Head at global law firm…

A third of organisations considering redundancies in 2013

A study by HR consultancy firm, Aon Hewitt, has found that 35% of UK employers are planning redundancies or considering job cuts this year. The report, ‘Aon Hewitt 2013 Salary Increase Survey – Winter Update’, published on the 19th February, revealed that of the UK organisations considering redundancies, 62% were in service-based industries. It did…

ACAS releases new guidance for ‘tellers’ of bad news

ACAS has released new guidance for employers, trade unions and employee representatives on how best to deal with redundancies. Downsizing or restructuring can be a challenge at all levels of an organisation, and Redundancy handling, a new advice booklet from ACAS, gives wide-ranging guidance for the ‘tellers’ of bad news. One section highlights the crucial,…

Consultation opens on collective redundancies

The Government has published a consultation on collective redundancies, which outlines the proposed measures to change the way in which collective redundancies are made. This would include: introducing a new, non-statutory, Code of Practice to give clearer information on how to conduct good quality consultations; reducing the 90-day minimum consultation period for large scale redundancies…

Redundancies since start of jobs recession cost UK employers £28.6 billion

In its latest Work Audit report, published today, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) looks at the impact of the jobs recession that began in 2008 on employers, workers and the economy as a whole. The report, Counting the cost of the jobs recession, based on official statistics and CIPD survey evidence, finds:…

Cost saving tops public sector agenda as leaders plan cuts

• Significant cost cutting planned for 2012 • Redundancies and recruitment freezes high on agenda • Public sector leaders concerned for workforce morale Public sector workers will face increased pressure this year as cost cutting measures continue to bite, according to new research from global management consultancy Hay Group. The report reveals that the majority…

Rise in private sector redundancy intentions contributes to worst employment prospects since the recession

The first quarter of 2012 will be the most difficult quarter for the jobs market since the recession, as the number of private sector firms surveyed planning to make redundancies increases. This is the main finding of the latest Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) quarterly Labour Market Outlook survey of more than 1,000…

Directors out of touch with middle managers, research shows

Company bosses have ‘distorted’ view of own abilities and are unduly positive Company directors have a “distorted” view of their success and reputation compared to less senior managers in their organisation, according to new research from Roffey Park. Board members are also “out of touch” with lower ranks in their perception of how effectively change…