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Employee confidence and trust in senior leaders has dropped to record lows as the economic downturn continues to erode workers’ standard of living and undermine job security. These are the headline findings from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) spring 2011 Employee Outlook survey based on a representative sample of 2,000 people in employment in the UK.
One hundred and seventeen former employees of a Borders knitwear firm have been awarded over £350,000 compensation after an Edinburgh employment tribunal ruled that they had been made redundant illegally.
Redundancies look set to rise sharply in the first quarter of 2011 in the public sector as Government cuts bite, according to this quarter’s Labour Market Outlook from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and KPMG. However, job creation in the private sector offers some hope to the overall employment picture.
The latest CIPD Employee Outlook Survey shows that employees are concerned over their standard of living and job security.