Daily Archives: March 11, 2011


He who praises you for what you lack wishes to take from you what you have. Don Juan Manuel (1282 – 1349)

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Councils could face legal action over job cuts, Unison claims

Local councils could face legal action over public sector job cuts, trade union Unison claims. A Freedom of Information request by the union reveals 72% of councils did not complete equality impact assessments (EIA) over their initial redundancy proposals, 78% … Continue reading

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Value of HR on board level is growing post-recession

The banking and financial services sector expanded exponentially in recent years, and with this the need for a systematic, bespoke internal consultation service to support a burgeoning consulting culture has become increasingly apparent. It is in this space that HR … Continue reading

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Working women experience menopause ‘stigma’

New guidance has been published today advising employers how they can help women who feel criticised for taking menopause-related sick leave and are embarrassed about discussing the issue. The TUC has released the guidance to coincide with International Women’s Day … Continue reading

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Job growth figures point to ‘two speed’ labour market

Overall jobs growth accelerated in February, but contrasting fortunes in the private and public sectors have given rise to a “two-speed” labour market, according to new figures. The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG “Report on jobs” shows that … Continue reading

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Unions threaten mass strike action over Hutton report

Lord Hutton’s report on public sector pensions, which recommends increased payments, working longer and a reduction in the value of existing pensions, threatens to “light the blue touch paper for industrial action” and may result in mass coordinated strike action … Continue reading

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