Recommendations Submitted to Streamline Employment Tribunals

Mr Justice Underhill, the former President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, has submitted his recommendations to the Government for reforming employment tribunal procedures which aim to streamline the process, improve understanding and cut costs. There is an overall recommendation that the procedures should be redrafted from scratch rather than simply amended in order to make them more accessible. In addition,.. read more →

Poor Performance – Ineffective Managers or Inappropriate Tools?

A survey published today reveals that many managers lack the ability to deal effectively with underperforming members of their teams. 45% of employers believe that the majority of their managers are not sufficiently competent to confront, counsel or coach employees who are not achieving the desired standards. Interestingly, the survey (produced by XpertHR) also finds.. read more →

Employment Law Reforms

This past week has seen the Government announce plans for a number of employment law reforms: Consultation on redundancies These proposals are aimed at “improving the ability of companies to respond to changing economic conditions” and “improving the quality of the collective redundancies process”. A formal consultation document has been published which seeks views on.. read more →