Monthly Archives: May 2011

Key events in BA cabin crew dispute

Here is a timeline of some of the key events in the dispute involving British Airways cabin crew. October 6: The airline announces plans to cut 1,700 cabin crew jobs and freeze pay. Union officials accuse the company of “holding … Continue reading

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Weekly dilemma: Additional paternity leave

The rules on paternity leave have just undergone a major shake-up. Qualifying employees can now take up to 26 weeks of additional paternity leave (APL), an increase from the two weeks that were already on offer. Separate, but similar, provisions … Continue reading

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David Cameron to consider tougher anti-strike laws

Downing Street yesterday issued a strong condemnation of a strike by London Underground drivers that will cause two weeks of misery for commuters. But it only came after Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, accused the Prime Minister of being … Continue reading

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Employers spending more time resolving conflict

The amount of time spent by employers resolving individual workplace conflict has increased in more than 40% of UK organisations during the past two years, according to research published by XpertHR today. However, according to the research there was a … Continue reading

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A WikiLeaks job interview: Julian will see you now…

WikiLeaks might be the world’s biggest threat to government secrecy, but its HR department needs some work. Aled John goes for a job interview with Mr Assange What would you do if you had to kill one man to save … Continue reading

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Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.  Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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Liberals are very broadminded: they are always willing to give careful consideration to both sides of the same side.  Anonymous

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Social media snooping – where do you stand on this?

It’s time for your confessions. All recruiters should by now be sufficiently savvy with using social media as part of their recruitment strategy. But is it ever acceptable to use social media in ways that aren’t entirely legitimate? We’re talking about social media snooping. How many … Continue reading

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Eight key skills for effective change management for line managers

Nearly two-thirds of employers have indicated that a lack of in-house change management expertise was an issue during their most recent change programmes, according to a study by Xpert HR. Although the skills that line managers need to manage change are … Continue reading

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Ten key questions on the Agency Workers Regulations

Regulations due to come into force in October give agency workers rights that are similar to permanent employees. John Charlton summarises the main areas to consider.  Many directors probably think that there are already more workers’ rights than you can … Continue reading

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