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British employees care passionately about business success but lack the support to achieve it

Research from Mindjet reveals that a lack of motivation, senior direction and inefficient communication is holding back businesses Half of British office workers (54%) care passionately about helping their employer to be successful and they take their role in their employers’ success seriously (49%) British CEO’s have been striving to achieve operational efficiency and consolidation…

Govt pursues shares-for-rights scheme despite lack of support

The government has decided to press ahead with its plans for ‘employee-owner’ contracts despite a lack of support among either employers or employees. A consultation by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills revealed that most organisations would choose not to take up the new rights, which were announced by Chancellor George Osborne in his…

Tribunal supports decision to fire care officer

An employment tribunal has ruled that a Senior Officer at a Dundee care home was correctly found guilty of gross misconduct and upholds the decision to dismiss her. Janice McMeekin, a Senior Care Officer at Magdalen House, a home for adults with learning disabilities, was initially suspended on full pay in February 2011 after it…

Legal & General on ESA statistics: “Early intervention support is vital for employers

Diane Buckley, Legal & General’s Group Protection Managing Director, has this morning responded to the latest Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) statistics released by the Department for Work and Pensions. The statistics, released quarterly, show that for all new claims between December 2011 – February 2012, the results of the initial Work Capability Assessment (WCA)…

Flexible working is extremely difficult to obtain in public and private sector

A new report to coincide with National Parents Week ‘Family Friendly or Failing Families?’ from national charity Family Lives finds that flexible working is still extremely difficult to obtain across both the public and private sector. As the Government is about to launch new flexible working proposals under the bold aspiration of the “Modern Workplaces…

Marks & Spencer searches for disabled people for jobs at new distribution centre

Retailer Marks & Spencer is aiming to increase the equality, diversity and inclusion of its workforce when it opens a new distribution centre for its e-commerce department next year. The company plans to open a 900,000 sq ft distribution centre in Castle Donington, in early 2013, set to be the UK’s largest dedicated e-commerce warehouse.…

Pension scheme trustees welcome training support from employers

Pension scheme trustees are benefiting from training support from employers with just one in ten surveyed saying they are not sufficiently trained to do their job, according to research1 from MetLife Assurance Limited (“MetLife Assurance”). The study shows 93% of trustees surveyed are happy with the support for training offered by sponsoring employers and 90%…

Working parents need support all year round, not just in school holidays

Sodexo Motivation Solutions, a leading provider of employee benefits and childcare vouchers, is urging employers to raise awareness of the different employee benefits available to support working parents, so that employees can receive the help they need to manage childcare needs as the school year starts once again. Although childcare is often in high demand…

Citrix GoToAssist Enhances Mobile and BYOD Support

Citrix announced that its market-leading remote support product, Citrix GoToAssist, now offers an expanded feature set to address the growing IT demand to support mobile devices. As recent research has indicated, mobile workstyles and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) company initiatives are becoming accepted business practices, putting increased pressure on IT staff to deliver fast…

Remploy offers a free mental health in-work support service

Remploy is offering a free in-work mental health support service for employees who are experiencing mental health problems. It is hoped that the government funded ‘Access to Work Mental Health’ self referral service will assist more than 1,600 people with mental health conditions to stay in employment while they receive support. Currently one in six…

Majority of L&D professionals support formal training for internships

Work placement and internship programmes should always include an element of formal training. This is the verdict of 95 per cent of HR and learning and development (L&D) professionals in a survey by the World of Learning Conference and Exhibition. The organisers of the UK’s premier learning event, which takes place on 2 and 3…

Careers advice critical to help young people make better choices

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has welcomed today’s launch of the National Careers Service, highlighting the need for improved careers advice to help meet employers’ needs for more people with management skills in the coming decade. CMI’s research has highlighted the negative effects of poor career choices. Almost half (42%) of 2,000 adults questioned by…