Tags: workforce

Employers urged to build resilient workforces

Right Management’s Workplace Wellness team is urging employers to build resilient organisations after its recent Clinical Director report revealed a larger percentage of the workforce accessing Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP and counselling) than they were four years ago[1]. Jayne Carrington, Managing Director of Workplace Wellness, says: “Economic downturn, hand in hand with diminishing job security,…

AWR 6 months on – Regulations have created rallying call rather than final call for UK’s agency market

April 1st 2012 marks six months since the controversial Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) came into force. Although the new rules have created significant bureaucracy and cost for the UK’s £25 billion recruitment industry, the demand for temporary and contract staff has remained strong and looks set to grow over the coming year. Despite fears that…

Economic uncertainty is damaging the UK workforce

Higher levels of stress, absences, discontent and “presenteeism” reported Law firm Speechly Bircham and King’s College London have today published the findings of their latest survey of senior HR professionals. Now in its fourth year, the survey is the most comprehensive of its kind. The ‘State of HR Survey 2012: the age of uncertainty’ highlights…

Engagement responsibilities lay in the hands of management, claims new survey

Responsibility for raising employee engagement lies predominantly with line managers rather than HR departments, claims a recent survey by People Management Asked to consider the influence of managers and HR in engagement, 42 per cent of the 856 respondents said that it was mostly the duty of line managers, while 9 per cent felt it…