January 29, 2013
As the Government publishes its response to the consultation on ending the employment relationship, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has welcomed the Government’s decision to make it easier for small businesses to enter into settlement agreements with underperforming employees.
The Government has pledged to work with Acas to ensure that guidance for employers on the procedures to follow before entering a settlement agreement offers effective protection for good management practice and promotes positive relationships in the workplace.
May 8, 2012
As reports suggest the Government is poised to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees, new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) reveals that only a tiny minority (4%) of employers have had difficulties complying with the current right to request flexible working since it was introduced nearly 10 years ago.
With 96% of employers providing flexible working arrangement to at least some employees, the research finds that seven out of ten employers report that flexible working supports employee retention, motivation and engagement. Almost two thirds of employers believe flexible working supports their recruitment activities and half believe it has a positive impact on reducing absence as well as on boosting productivity.