31 October 2011
Unfair dismissal changes 'would not solve employment issues'
Altering employment law with regard to unfair dismissal rules is not the right way for the government to go about rejuvenating the economy, a new report has stated.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) latest Work Horizons analyses states it is important for the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance to focus on encouraging businesses to enhance their leadership and management skills.
Last week, the Daily Telegraph obtained a copy of a leaked report based on the country's employment sector commissioned by David Cameron and conducted by venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft.
Within this document, Mr Beecroft urged the administration to loosen laws relating to unfair dismissal to help drive economic growth.
However, CIPD skills policy advisor and author of the Work Horizons paper Katerina Rudiger, has dismissed this notion, as she feels such action would not eradicate the root cause of the issue of underperformance.
"What we need is a new approach, but the magic bullet policy makers have been searching for does not exist," she noted.
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Posted by Francesca Witney