Business management

Red tape burden something of a myth, says CIPD

The idea that British businesses are clogged and tied by red tape doesn’t bear scrutiny, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has argued.

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Employers taking more optimistic view on job creation

Employers are adopting a longer-term approach to recruitment and hiring as optimism about the future increases.

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Businesses would benefit from greater awareness of stress

UK businesses could stand to save £8 billion annually if they were to focus on handling the problems caused by workplace stress.

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Guidance published on new agency worker regulations

The Government has issued guidelines on how employers should approach the new rules governing the rights of temporary workers.

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Pay deals well below inflation

New figures suggest that many employees are experiencing effective pay cuts because of the gap between wage rises and inflation.

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Sickness absence shows a decline

Employees are taking fewer sick days according to new research.

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Unfair dismissal changes may not boost employment

Plans by the Government to increase the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims from one to two years may not raise recruitment levels, it has been argued.

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