Previous Article Next Article Thisweek’s news in briefPaydeals reach 3.5%Paysettlements are expected to show an rise of half a per cent to 3.5 per cent inJanuary due to higher inflation in the final quarter of last year, saysindependent pay analysts Industrial Relations Services’ settlement survey. www.irseclipse.co.ukFirmtakes flu actionAhealth company has devised a flu crisis management programme to limit theimpact of the virus this winter. Alliance Health uses courses of medication toensure employees are immune to the virus or to limit symptoms if it has alreadytaken hold. Each year an estimated 150 million work days are lost due toflu-related illnesses at a cost of £6.75bn. www.fluprotect.comBassrecruits via webBassHotels and Resorts is exploiting the Internet in an international recruitmentdrive. The company is currently recruiting for 25 hotels in Africa and theMiddle East. Phil Stephenson, area vice-president of human resources, claimsthat the expanding hotel industry is making it difficult to recruit staff. www.basshotels.comMenneed to listenMalemanagers are undermining companies’ partnership initiatives in the UK becausethey are not able to listen to their staff, Steve Cave, a senior adviser forAcas, told delegates at the Anuman 2001 conference on Tuesday. He said menneeded training to improve their communication and listening skills. He said,”Managers should test themselves on whether they know the names of alltheir staff what they enjoy about their jobs.” www.acas.org.ukP&Ostaff ballotedP&OTrans European’s tanker drivers are being balloted for strike action, whichcould threaten fuel supplies. Drivers who deliver petrol for Shell will beginvoting today after they rejected a proposed two-year wage deal. The T&Gunion claims the complicated pay deal would only be worth a rise of 2.5 percent on basic pay. www.tgwu.org.ukBubblyon its wayPersonnelmanager at North Yorkshire County Council’s education and library servicesColin Parkin has won the Personnel Today prize draw of a case of champagne fortaking part in the magazine’s survey on employment tribunals. The results ofthe survey were published in 9 January issue. … in briefOn 30 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.