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CIPD welcomes settlement agreement proposals

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.

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CIPD queries ‘owner-employees’ plan

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has queried proposals put forward by George Osborne which would allow new ‘owner-employees’ to exchange some of their UK employment rightsfor rights of ownership in the form of shares in the business they work for.

The professional body is urging business and Government to look again at the weak evidence base for watering down employment rights.

“The UK has one of the least regulated labour markets in the world and there is little evidence to suggest that employment regulation is preventing small businesses from taking people on,” said Mike Emmott, employee relations adviser at the CIPD.

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CIPD calls for extension of right to request flexible working

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.

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