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

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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

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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

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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

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Tupe can still apply where a commercial dispute has stopped the work

EAT looks at ‘service provision change’ rules in contract retendering case Under the Tupe provisions on ‘service provision changes’ (SPC), employees can transfer from an outgoing contractor to an incoming one where certain conditions are satisfied, depending on whether or not they are assigned to the functions involved. But what if, for some reason, those… Continue reading

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