Results for Employees

Can employers make the New Deal work?

Can employers make the New Deal work?

February 01, 1999 New Deal, the cornerstone of the UK government's welfare reform, is approaching its first birthday. But few employers seem to be celebrating. Here John Griffiths shows how some large companies are using the scheme successfully and recommends action to take. Read more >
Preventing abuse, saving money

Preventing abuse, saving money

December 01, 1998 The effects of social breakdown are increasingly felt by companies, with the cost of crime an obvious example. But now alcohol abuse is a factor in a quarter of workplace accidents, while drug abuse affects a fifth of businesses. It is time for preventative action. Read more >
Breaking the glass ceiling

Breaking the glass ceiling

November 16, 1998 When companies recognise the problem, they cantake action to achieve a better gender balance in the workforce. Family-friendly policies work, but who should pay? Read more >
Code to counter ageism

Code to counter ageism

October 01, 1998 Discrimination on grounds of age is rapidly joining the other 'isms' where employers are taking action. However the real reasons why age is too often a factor in choosing employees are often financial, not prejudice. Read more >
New rights for disabled people

New rights for disabled people

August 01, 1998 Companies have been slow to address the extra needs of people with a disability, whether in business operations or in community projects. Now they must act, or face the threat of legal action. Read more >
Earning from learning

Earning from learning

February 01, 1998 Government proposals for education action zones have raised a storm of protest about running education for private profit. But the plans do offer some good opportunities for companies to make a real contribution to Britain's low standards. Read more >
Great expectations

Great expectations

December 01, 1997 Charlotte Hines says that MORI's latest research shows the public's expectations of companies are growing Read more >
New partners for social cohesion

New partners for social cohesion

October 01, 1997 Corporate citizenship used to be seen as an Anglo Saxon phenomenon. Now companies and governments across Europe are seeking new solutions to social problems. Read more >