Tag Archives: consultation

Employee feedback and engagement – new methods, old rules

In Jo Faragher’s article for the CIPD’s People Management magazine September 2016 “Employee councils and social media are opening up new routes for staff to get their voices heard. But is anyone listening?” she raises a number of interesting questions about the methods and effectiveness of employee feedback The article suggests that the combination of … Continue Reading

Tips for heated redundancy consultation meetings – keep your shirt on

Making staff redundant is a difficult and unpleasant part of any manager’s responsibilities, but you really don’t want to hear your employees baying “A poil, à poil!” (“Off with his clothes”!) when holding meetings to discuss job losses.  This is what happened to two Air France managers forced to flee what even by French standards … Continue Reading

Government launches gender pay gap consultation

The Government has today launched a consultation on its commitment to introduce regulations to require private and voluntary sector businesses with at least 250 employees in Great Britain to publish gender pay gap information.  A gender pay gap shows the difference between the average earnings of men and women as a percentage of men’s earnings.  … Continue Reading

Making yourself heard in termination meetings

I was made redundant yesterday. Several times, actually. As part of a redundancy consultation training session for a client, we ran a series of role plays where unsuspecting managers were faced with some not wholly implausible human behaviours.  I played an employee brought to tears by the at-risk letter and announced mid-way through the first … Continue Reading
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