08 February 2011
IoD calls on government to shake up employment practices
The government should make several changes to the UK's employment landscape in the wake of the global economic downturn, a new report has suggested.
According to a document published by the Institute of Directors (IoD) earlier this week (February 7th 2011), there are numerous measures that the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance could take in order to "transform growth prospects" in the country "at little or no cost to the taxpayer over the period of the spending review".
These so-called "freebie" potential policies include steps such as abolishing the right for employees to request flexible working on the basis that this simply "creates red tape for firms" and has little positive effect on boosting the availability of this practice.
In addition, the organisation - which is a non-party political body with more than 45,000 members - has called on the coalition to revamp the nation's "failing tribunal system" by allowing managers to instead focus their energy on business expansion.
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Posted by Richard Saunders