Publication: People Management Online

First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Zero hours ‘tip of iceberg of flexible working abuse’

Cambridge University research finds employers subvert flexi-contractsA study by Cambridge University researchers has revealed that flexible working practices, including controversial zero hours contracts, are damaging employee health.Problems such as ... [Published People Management Online - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

NHS whistleblower was unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules

Defendant keen to 'share lessons learned with health secretary and NHS chief'A cardiologist turned whistleblower was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns over patient safety, a tribunal has ruled.Dr Raj Mattu was sacked by University Hospital of ... [Published People Management Online - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Judgment on UK ban on secondary industrial action

Trade union’s human rights not unduly hampered by sympathy strike prohibitionIn the case RMT v United Kingdom , the European Court of Human Rights had to consider whether UK legislation outlawing secondary industrial action was compatible with human rights ... [Published People Management Online - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Cable wants overseas criminals banned from directorships

Government proposes crackdown on rogue directors to reduce fraudThe government is considering plans to ban people convicted of crimes outside the UK from becoming company directors here as part of efforts to prevent the appointment of “rogue director ... [Published People Management Online - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Whistleblowing could become more rewarding

The EU is considering paying whistleblowers a US-style bountyWhistleblowing legislation is evolving in the wake of unprecedented global financial impropriety (the LIBOR scandal, for example, over fixing the inter-bank lending rate). Legislators want to ... [Published People Management Online - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

‘Culture of fear’ in British Army deters female complainants, says MP

Females ‘too terrified’ to report bullying and harassmentFemale service personnel are “too terrified” to make formal complaints over harassment and bullying, because of a “culture of fear” within the British Army, a Labour MP has claimed.Madeleine Moon, ... [Published People Management Online - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Uneven ‘custom and practice’ can change employment contracts

Employer’s inconsistent approach meant employees were due more redundancy payIn the recent case of Peacock Stores v Peregrine the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld a tribunal decision to imply a term into redundant employees’ contracts entitling them ... [Published People Management Online - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

The reverse psychology of paying people to quit

Claire Churchard asks whether giving staff money to leave is such a good ideaI saw a story from the US this week that I thought was a belated April Fool’s joke. Apparently internet powerhouse Amazon is offering staff in America up to $5,000 to leave if ... [Published People Management Online - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Co-op employees urge board to accept reforms

More than 1,000 staff pledge 'full support' for governance overhaulCo-operative Group employees have appealed to regional board members urging them to back structural reforms recommended by Lord Myners, ahead of the group’s annual meeting in May.Members ... [Published People Management Online - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

BBC announces new HR director

Chosen HR professional has wealth of experience in large organisationsThe BBC has announced that Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth has been appointed as the broadcaster’s new HR director. She will head up the Corporation’s People Division from August this year.Hughes-D’Aeth ... [Published People Management Online - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Government slashes forecast for auto-enrolment opt-outs

But experts warn that ‘opt-outs are not the whole story’The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has cut its forecast of how many people it expects to opt out of auto-enrolment into pension schemes by half, from 30 per cent to 15 per cent.This revision ... [Published People Management Online - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Sharp decline in graduate starting salaries, research shows

Degree costs rose while pay fell by £2,500 between 2007 and 2012The average graduate starting salary has dropped 11 per cent over a five-year period to 2012 despite the huge rise in tuition fees, according to research by The Complete University Guide ... [Published People Management Online - Apr 14 2014]

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Cable said: "For consumers, investors and the wider public to really trust a company they need to know who is really in charge."
...The trade union argued that restrictions on the right to strike under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 were "unnecessarily burdensome” and were incompatible with Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), governing the freedom of association."
In a statement Asda said: "We are aware of a small number of claims. We pay a fair market rate for the job people do regardless of gender and we don't recognise discrimination in our business."
"I would like to apologise to them, to thank them for their continued loyalty and to thank colleagues for their commitment during such difficult times."

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Cable wants overseas criminals banned from dire... [Published People Management Online - Apr 22 2014]
Judgment on UK ban on secondary industrial action [Published People Management Online - Apr 22 2014]
NHS whistleblower was unfairly dismissed, tribu... [Published People Management Online - Apr 22 2014]
Zero hours ‘tip of iceberg of flexible working ... [Published People Management Online - Apr 22 2014]
‘Culture of fear’ in British Army deters female... [Published People Management Online - Apr 17 2014]
Whistleblowing could become more rewarding [Published People Management Online - Apr 17 2014]
Uneven ‘custom and practice’ can change employm... [Published People Management Online - Apr 16 2014]
Co-op employees urge board to accept reforms [Published People Management Online - Apr 15 2014]
The reverse psychology of paying people to quit [Published People Management Online - Apr 15 2014]
BBC announces new HR director [Published People Management Online - Apr 15 2014]
Sharp decline in graduate starting salaries, re... [Published People Management Online - Apr 14 2014]
Government slashes forecast for auto-enrolment ... [Published People Management Online - Apr 14 2014]
Asda equal pay test case could open door to wav... [Published People Management Online - Apr 14 2014]
Rule changes not a green light to ignore duty o... [Published People Management Online - Apr 14 2014]
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