This week’s news in brief

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. This week’s news in briefOn 7 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Investing in people has played a major role in the success of train operatorGNER, according to the firm’s HR director Mike Gooddie. Speaking at aconference last week, Gooddie said that the HR function had been restructuredas part of a company-wide programme allowing more time to be spent helpingmanagers manage staff. He added that motivating employees was another keyfactor.The spirit of IIPDumbarton-based spirits producer Allied Distillers has been awarded theInvestors In People standard, becoming the largest Scottish Whisky company tobe granted the standard so far. ADL managing director Ian Gourlay said,”Higher priority has been given to training and development and overall wenow work together better as a company.”Rebus pay-roll dealRebus Human Resource Services has signed a five-year £350,000-plus deal toprovide pay-roll for British American Tobacco. The contract is for multi-site,multi-currency pay-roll for over 2,000 employees, with the possibility offuture growth. The service will go live in May.Jobless tell of illnessOne in three unemployed people claims to suffer from a long-standing illnessthat limits their activity, according to the Living In Britain householdsurvey. The Stationery Office study found that of those aged over 45 theproportion rose to more than half.Perk correctionCost could lead to health perks cut, Personnel Today, February 22. The cost of medical insurance will rise in April as a result of nationalinsurance contributions, and not income tax, as incorrectly stated in thisstory. We would like to point out that Towers Perrin accurately informed us ofthe change. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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