Feedback from the profession

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Feedback from the professionOn 19 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Last week the European directive on Information and Consultation was agreedby the council of ministers, and HR professionals are worried. Bruce Warman, HRdirector of Vauxhall, said it would be extremely damaging (News, 30 May). Hereare other experts’ views: Trevor BromelowCorporate personnel director, Siemens “The idea behind it is no more than what we regard as best practice. Wewere hoping it would allow employers to put in place mechanisms that bestsuited their structures and it wasn’t going to be a one-size-fits-allapproach.” Pat MallaghanHead of HR, Clerical Medical Group “It will be interesting to see how unions react and how they positionthemselves, as it clearly has implications for the exclusive relationship someemployers have.” Fiona ColquhounGroup HR director, ICL group “It will have an impact on companies that have a concern with beingopen with employees. Some countries will feel it more than others, and somecompanies will be more concerned than others. A good employer should be doingthese things anyway.” Andrew NewallCorporate HR director, Allied Domecq “Whether the directive will affect employers depends on the culture ofthe organisation. Good employers have nothing to worry about as they shouldalready be consulting their employees, so it will not effect them that much ifat all.” Makbool JavaidPartner at law firm DLA “Managers at board level are not used to sharing sensitive financialinformation with workers’ representatives. It is not part of the UKculture.” last_img read more

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