Tags: staff

Disciplinaries can sometimes take a nasty turn

Ravinder Kaur, 35, working at the Shams Moopen Dental Practice in Shefford, Bedfordshire, allegedly spiked Practice Manager Laura Knowles’ drink after she received a disciplinary for leaving a patient in the dental chair as she went on her lunch break. In that case, the prosecution alleges that “Ms Kaur, acting out of spite or revenge,…

Kjetil J. Olsen: Does HR have the tools to manage skills across today’s hybrid workforces?

The world of work is changing at breakneck speed. Due to ever-increasing globalisation, an accelerating technological revolution and changing lifestyle demands, we’re entering a new era where the traditional work arrangement of hiring full time employees to work from 9 to 5 is facing competition from an on-demand work model. Increasingly, top talent is choosing…

Catharine Geddes: Workplace romance – what employers need to know

With Valentine’s Day today, those looking for love may not need to look any further than the peripheries of the office. A survey referred to on the ACAS website has found that three quarters of employees have considered a romance in the office and more than half have actually embarked on a relationship with a…

Betsy Kendall: Corporate prisoners and the retention balancing act

According to recent CIPD research, job turnover has slowed significantly over the past 15 years. This means that, in general, people are choosing to stay in their current roles rather than make voluntary exits (i.e. resignations and retirement). Economic conditions are likely to have been a major reason for the particularly significant fall in turnover…

Naysan Firoozmand: If a happy worker is a productive worker, how happy are yours?

You’re probably familiar with a children’s song, If You’re Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands, although I’d wager a small bet that it’s not something you hear regularly in your office. While your initial thought might well be “A little too childish, perhaps?”, recent research suggests that accuracy might be more of an…

Neil Pickering: How HR managers can unlock their workforce potential

Small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) comprise the ‘engine room’ of the UK’s business economy. Recent figures from the Department of Business Skills and Innovation underline their importance and reveal  that SMBs make up 99% of all businesses and account for 59% of all private sector employment and 49% of all private sector turnover, so…

Healthcare staff with HIV will do surgery

Healthcare staff in England, Wales and Scotland who have HIV will no longer be prevented from performing various medical procedures – including surgery – the Department of Health has announced, pointing out that staff are more likely to be hit by lightning than infect patients. Before they can work with patients, healthcare workers with HIV…

Adecco Group announces its own recruitment drive

Adecco Group – the UK’s largest recruitment consultancy, announces plans to recruit 160 recruitment consultants during the remainder of 2013 across its professional and technology staffing businesses. The recruitment drive will increase consultant numbers for Adecco Group across its network of professional and general staffing businesses and demonstrates its plans to grow the number of…

£100,000-plus salaries for 8,000 NHS staff

More than 7,800 hospital managers and consultants in the NHS were on salaries worth more than £100,000 last year, it has been claimed. The findings come at the same time that the Royal College of Nursing warned that nursing staff levels were dangerously low and there were serious doubts about the national health service’s ability…

Majority of public sector employees have reservations about performance related pay

CIPD research finds gulf between public and private sector staff on what factors should drive salary increases Efforts to reform public services will be undermined unless public sector employees recognise that their salaries should also reflect their performance rather than simply tracking the cost of living. This is the view of the Chartered Institute of…