HR must build bridges with business leaders, says study
Emphasising innovation seen as key to improving business relevance, while C-suite prioritises agility HR professionals could do more to help business leaders achieve their goals by increasing the organisational focus on innovation and building a stronger partnership between HR and the C-suite, according to a new study. Leadership Connections 2016: HR and the C-suite driving… Continue reading
Employers ‘risk millions’ in damages over consultation failings
Lawyers warn troubled businesses to engage staff following £6.25 million payout to former steelworkers Employers must consult with their staff over potential redundancies, even when the end result is inevitable, employment lawyers have urged – or risk a multimillion-pound bill if their actions are found wanting. The warning comes after former SSI steelworkers were awarded… Continue reading
What would a new state retirement age mean for employers?
Average age of leaving the workforce may reach 70-plus, experts predict, with implications for skills, training and pension costs The burden on employers to help their staff adequately fund their retirement is going to become ever greater, with the state pension likely to increase to 70 and beyond in future years, experts have warned. With… Continue reading
Employers may be ‘massively more liable’ for staff misdemeanours
Employers could be deemed legally responsible for a far greater range of staff behaviour, according to legal experts, after the Supreme Court ruled that a supermarket firm was accountable for one of its employees attacking a member of the public. A panel of five judges found that Morrisons was liable for the actions of Amjid… Continue reading
National living wage – Are you prepared?
On April 1st 2016 the new National Living Wage will come into play. Employees aged 25 and over (not in the first year of an apprenticeship) will be legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour, a fifty pence increase on the current living wage of £6.70. As an employer, you will have a responsibility… Continue reading