Monthly Archives: February 2011

Employers ‘should have monitoring policy for social networks’

Monitoring can stem data breaches but employees must agree, lawyers warn Employers worried about client contact information leaking out their business via social networking sites – or losing star employees by the same route – should consider putting a monitoring … Continue reading

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Quango redundancy deals ‘cost £20m’

The Government has so far paid more than £20 million in one-off redundancy payments as part of the “bonfire of the quangos”, figures have revealed. The statistics, obtained by the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act, showed there have … Continue reading

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Cap on skilled non-EU migrants ‘will leave holes in public sector’

Record numbers of foreigners were allowed to settle in Britain last year, swelling the country’s permanent population by more than 200,000. Net migration also increased, mainly because the number of Britons moving abroad has fallen while immigration levels have stayed … Continue reading

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Government publishes revised disability guidance

The Government has published draft guidance on matters to be taken into account when determining questions relating to the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010. Existing guidance was produced under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the updated … Continue reading

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Of course it’s possible to love a human being if you don’t know them too well.  Charles Bukowski (1920 – 1994)

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The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.  Charles Bukowski (1920 – 1994)

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Women with strong leadership potential need mentoring and coaching to get to the top

At the beginning of the year, Fortune magazine reported that only a dozen Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs, despite the fact that there is plenty of evidence to show that placing a woman in charge can represent a shrewd … Continue reading

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Employers want HR professionals with strong business acumen

HR generalists are increasingly in demand but organisations are struggling to find professionals who can genuinely demonstrate commercial awareness. HR professionals who have experience of working in a business partnership model are also in high demand, according to Badenoch & … Continue reading

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TUPE now applies to firms bought out of administration

An Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that employees are fully protected under TUPE when the business in which they work is purchased from a company in administration. In the case of AE Olds v Late Editions, the EAT held that … Continue reading

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True extent of NHS job cuts revealed

In response to a series of Freedom of Information requests, officials confirmed that 53,150 posts are due to be lost across 155 hospital trusts, 126 primary care trusts, 23 ambulance trusts and 54 mental health trusts in England, as well … Continue reading

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