New record as two-thirds of public sector workers report job satisfaction

__   But experts warn that nearly half of public sector employees suffer ‘excessive pressure’ each week Two-thirds (66 per cent) of public sector employees reported being satisfied with their jobs in the latest CIPD/Halogen Employee Outlook  – the highest level since 2012. Confidence is also high among the wider working population, with 63 per… Continue reading

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HR strategy implications from the Autumn Statement

__   What’s changed and what should organisations be doing about it? Chancellor Philip Hammond’s recent Autumn Statement contained a number of measures of significance to employers. Organisations should be considering now how they need to amend their contractual arrangements in response. Minimum wage The increase in the national living wage (NLW) from £7.20 to… Continue reading

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Self-employed workers ‘getting the worst of both worlds’, says think tank

___   Workers report lack of autonomy and unpaid overtime in new survey; minister hails ‘exciting’ potential of gig economy A new report from the Social Market Foundation, a think tank, has highlighted the divide between employees and self-employed. While four-fifths (80 per cent) of the self-employed reported ‘a lot’ of autonomy over their working… Continue reading

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HR professionals must be decision-makers in the future of work, says expert panel

___   But that means avoiding ‘fads and fashions’ regarding new technology, CIPD Annual Conference delegates are told HR professionals must help their businesses look beyond “fads or fashions” around the future of work, and ensure employees’ voices are heard in a world of increased automation and volatility, according to an expert panel at the… Continue reading

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Trust breaches make employees feel ‘disconnected, critical and cynical’

___   ‘Distrusters’ are damaging workplaces, says Professor Rosalind Searle at the CIPD Annual Conference “How many of you had your business affected by the Brexit vote, or the result of last night’s US election in terms of your business?” asked Professor Rosalind Searle at the start of her talk at the 2016 CIPD Annual… Continue reading

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