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    Help get Britain back to work, HR urged

    HR should get behind the government’s efforts to get Britain back to work by being more willing to hire from the ranks of benefit claimants, the CIPD’s chief executive Jackie Orme has said. Speaking ahead of the  CIPD’s annual...

    Government budget cuts threaten 40,000 police jobs

    Up to 40,000 front-line police jobs will be at risk if the government budget cuts of 25 per cent go ahead, the Police Federation has warned. The organisation, which represents 140,000 police officers across the UK, said...

    AstraZeneca employees to strike over pension benefits

    Employees at pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca (AZ) have voted for strike action next month if the company refuses to reconsider plans to freeze its final salary pension scheme. Members of the GMB union at the Macclesfield...

    BT strike ballot cancelled over legal worries

    Workers at BT have been forced to cancel a strike ballot over pay after lawyers said it could be defeated in court. The move to drop the action, involving 50,000 staff, came after employers at the telecoms company highlighted...

    The Why of Work

    Title: The Why of Work Author: Dave and Wendy Ulrich Publisher: McGraw Hill Price: £19.99 ISBN: 978-0071739351 There’s something in the ether as business author after business author seeks to replace investor capitalism...

    Measuring the difference

    Reading Gillian Hibberd’s column , I found myself giving a gentle cheer but then letting out a deep groan. For the HR community to step up to the plate, we do indeed need to measure the right things. However, meeting the...

    Election 2010: Family-friendly policies

    CONSERVATIVES Supporting families – of all sizes and types – is central to our philosophy. David Cameron has made clear our aim to make Britain the most family-friendly country in Europe. We are committed to extending the...

    Aviva closes pension scheme to existing members

    Aviva has announced plans to close its final salary pension to existing members to limit the company’s future financial risk. UK employees at the insurance group, including staff at the RAC, will be offered an alternative...

    PM journalist does the double

    Tim Smedley, People Management’s features writer, scooped two top prizes at the Towers Watson’s Excellence in HR Journalism awards last week. Smedley beat tough competition to take the top award in two separate...

    Pensions to be flashpoints for future strikes, says Acas

    Pensions will be one of the biggest flashpoints for employee relations in the new post-recession environment, a report from Acas has warned. The report, Ride Out The Storm , predicted that future workplace clashes could be...