Monthly Archives: October 2012

Can a reduction in hours lead to a redundancy situation?

Companies experiencing a downturn in business are increasingly looking for alternatives to redundancies. Recruitment freezes, unpaid sabbaticals and secondments have all been used to avoid making job cuts. In addition, employers often ask employees to reduce their hours of work … Continue reading

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Strengthening labour market polarised by growing tail of long-term unemployed

Commenting on the ONS Labour Market statistics released today, Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), comments: “A quarterly rise of more than 150,000 employees offers the strongest evidence for some time that … Continue reading

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HR Is NOT a 47 Year Old White Woman!

Last year the folks at HRxAnalysts published a fascinating psychometric report about HR.  Who works in HR; what’s the education level of HR professionals; do they get certifications; do they go to industry trade shows; what industry publications do they read; do … Continue reading

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Unfair dismissal changes ‘will lead to rise in other claims’

Employers have predicted that the number of tribunal claims will rise following the increase in the qualifying period for unfair dismissal, as employees will bring cases under different headings, according to the latest survey by XpertHR. In April, the Government extended the length of … Continue reading

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