Do you need to speak to a specialist employment lawyer in Edinburgh?

nowinnofee 500 Finalist1


Contact Us

Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
What type of help do you need? Invalid Input

Pick tick to confirm you have read this.
Anti-spam Verification(*)
Invalid Input

Employment Lawyers Edinburgh

For advice on all aspects of employment law, contact us today.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
Posted by on in Employment Law
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 1160

2012 trends in the world of work

Ed Sweeney, chairman of Acas, has highlighted four key areas that he sees as the likely workplace issues in the year ahead.


The first issue could be employers struggling to keep up workforce morale and commitment when both their organisation and Britain's economy is struggling. Another is that many bosses and staff will want to resolve disagreements quickly.


And third, more employers will need to learn how to harness fully the benefits of using social media websites as a marketing tool, while effectively managing any misuse which can damage a business's reputation. A fourth may be the impact of older workers retiring later.


With regard to employment relations, Ed Sweeney said:


"In 2012 we could see tensions where employees are looking to make up for the pay and other concessions made during the recession.


If inflation continues to rise, the mood for industrial action over pay claims is also likely to rise. We could still be in for a bumpy 12 months although we should remember that the partnership approach to employment relations arose out of the recession in the 1990s. We may see a similar pragmatic approach to employment relations this time around."




COVID-19 update

We are open for business and here to help you.

Our team are working from home but remain fully available to assist you.

Please get in touch today.