Category Archives: Employee Relations

Why cyberbullying is an issue for HR

The recent news that a 17-year-old has been arrested after sending a malicious tweet to Olympic diver Tom Daley comes as a stark reminder of how hurtful online abuse can be and how quickly it can escalate. The workplace is not immune … Continue reading

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‘450 degree feedback’: extending the value and power of 360

The classic 360-degree-feedback model – feedback from your boss, peers and the people you supervise – is tried and tested, and is used in many organisations in many different ways. By getting structured feedback on specific behaviours and skills, individuals have … Continue reading

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CIPD unveils evidence highlighting the solid business case supporting an extension of right to request flexible working

Research shows light touch legislation has benefitted business and staff As reports suggest the Government is poised to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees, new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), reveals … Continue reading

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Pensions cuts: ministers are not telling truth say unions

The row over pension reform that is set to bring two million workers out on strike on Wednesday has become increasingly bitter as Britain’s top trade unionist accuses ministers of “deliberately misrepresenting” the income public sector workers will receive in … Continue reading

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UK pilots claim ‘victory’ over BA on holiday pay

UK pilots have claimed a “huge victory” after a European court ruled British Airways should base holiday pay on overall earnings not just basic pay. The British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) said the European Court of Justice verdict would affect … Continue reading

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Employees whose organisations have been particularly hard hit by the recession have extremely low levels of trust in their CEOs and blame these troubles on poor management. According to research from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and HR magazine’s sister … Continue reading

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Unions warn councils against copycat tactics after Unison banned from talks

Britain’s three largest trade unions have warned councils against a copycat escalation in anti-union tactics after politicians in Plymouth barred Unison from talks in a dispute over budget cuts. The Conservative-run city council derecognised Unison and locked its representatives out of negotiations … Continue reading

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New EU job rights ‘will derail British recovery’

Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat Business Secretary, has agreed to a controversial European directive to give agency workers the same rights as full-time employees of British companies. An analysis of the new laws by the Department for Business discloses that … Continue reading

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Line management matters – Good HR improves profit

The thing about clichés like ‘our people are our greatest asset’ and ‘people management is a critical part of the line manager’s role’ is that there is an underlying truth to them. When CIPD commissioned research from Bath University in … Continue reading

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Tube strikes planned by London Underground workers called off

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union were due to stage a series of walkouts from next Monday evening, threatening travel chaos for passengers including tennis fans going to the Wimbledon championships. The recent Tube strike over an escalating … Continue reading

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