Tags: redundancies

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…

Labour market slump worsens

Today’s figures from the Office of National Statistics confirm that the labour market remains very subdued, although some indicators are less negative than commentators expected: * The headline unemployment figure from the Labour Force Survey increased significantly by 129,000 over the quarter to September taking the total to 2.62 million, its highest level for seventeen…

In today’s economic climate, a number of major companies are not achieving their full potential in terms of revenue and profit. Whilst this can be attributed to a number of factors, such as diminishing demand or unstable credit markets, in my opinion, one of the major contributors is workforce numbers and skills – a problem…

Royal Mail workers vote to strike over bullying concerns

Up to 3,500 Royal Mail staff may walk out after members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) backed industrial action by four to one. No strike dates have yet been set, but the union said it would maintain its walkout threat until it received reassurances that no compulsory redundancies would be imposed during the closure…

Thousands of nursing jobs risk being cut

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has recently warned that it had exposed “the myth” that front-line care and services would be protected in the government’s controversial efficiency plans, and such cuts would “have a catastrophic impact on patient safety and care”. The representative body for nursing said its latest research had identified almost 40,000…

Employees feel failed by the lack of communication in the workforce

Almost half (46%) of the UK’s employees who have been through downsizing or restructuring at their place of work feel that their employer did not support them during this period of change. In addition, 40 per of cent respondents claim that their employer did not make it clear how the changes would affect them. The…

The BBC has announced that extensive job cuts at the World Service have become necessary because of the Government’s cuts. Writing in The Telegraph the BBC’s director general, Mark Thompson, said that job losses “will inevitably have a significant impact on the audiences who use and rely upon the relevant services, as well as on…