Industrial Relations


BBC News - Nursery ratios raised to cut childcare costs

The government announces plans to relax the official child to adult ratios in nurseries and other childcare settings.
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Business Video - Businesses urged to instil competition in the work place to drive success

As Britain gets set for a year of world class sport, businesses are being urged to take inspiration from our sporting heroes by encouraging competition, following a poll showing many embrace competition at work.
The report, carried out by the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange, shows that the majority of workers agree that winning [...]

Summary of UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2011

The Chancellor has today delivered his autumn statement to Parliament, alongside the publication of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s updated forecasts for growth and borrowing. He announced permanent reductions in spending to ensure that the UK meets its fiscal targets, using some of those savings in the short term to fund infrastructure investment to generate [...]

Audio Podcast - Finance directors ignoring employee health

Michael Wilson and James Glover of Simply Health discuss why employers are still to be convinced of the business case for investing in health benefits and links between wellbeing and productivity.

Companies are struggling to show they care about their staff, according to a new report which reveals that employees believe employers now care less about [...]

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

Drive, by Dan Pink - a YouTube video, first recorded on 8th April 2010.

If you are setting up a new business and trying to devise plans for staff remuneration packages this video might be of interest.
The presenter argues that the “carrot and stick” approach to staff motivation works well for simple, straight forward, mechanical work. [...]

National Union of Teachers: Education Cuts Harm Us All

Commenting on the recent Comprehensive Spending Review, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said;
“The cuts announced in the Government’s spending review are a retrograde step and will have a devastating impact on vital public services, including education.
“The Government may talk about protecting schools, but schools are not [...]

Up to 5.2 Million Hours Wasted By London Commuters Due To Tube Strike

London workers spent an additional 1.3m hours getting to work on the morning of Wednesday 10th June alone due to travel disruptions caused by the Tube Strike, equivalent to 188,000 lost working days. A survey of 1,000 Londoners, commissioned by Citrix Online, found that 33% of London-based employees were disrupted by the strike by London [...]

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