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Mediation Skills Can Decrease the Harmful Effects of Redundancy in the Public Sector – Opportunities

With the prediction that anything up to half a million public sector jobs will be lost as a result of the Government’s spending cuts, a large part of the UK public sector workforce is faced with an uncertain future. Redundancy raises a number of challenging issues to employers and employees alike and quite often leads […]

Category: Opportunities | Tuesday 2 November 2010 | Author: Anna Shields & Alex Efthymiades
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The Case for Mediation – The Guardian

Getting employees and managers to talk before formal grievance procedures begin can save time, money and long-term negativity By Karl Cockerill We first set up our in-house mediation scheme at NHS East Lancashire in 2008. I remember that our interim HR director tried to convince me that the way forward was to bring in mediation […]

Category: The Guardian | Wednesday 1 September 2010 | Author: Hannah King
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Using Mediation to Retain Talent – Executive Grapevine

People don’t like conflict in the workplace. People want to work where, should they have a problem, there’s a process in place to reach a speedy resolution. They want to work in an organisation which supports them should difficulties occur. So, when you’re looking at how best to retain your talent – and not just […]

Category: Executive Grapevine | Thursday 1 July 2010 | Author: Anna Shields
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Mediation puts a halt to grievance cases – People Management

By Lucy Phillips PCT reduces number of formal processes by training staff in dispute resolution An in-house mediation service at East Lancashire NHS Teaching Primary Care Trust has reduced formal dispute cases by 60 per cent in its first year, PM has learnt. Karen Bailey, a change consultant at the trust, said she set up the service […]

Category: People Management | Friday 4 September 2009 | Author: Hannah King
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Mediating your way through the redundancy process – Daily Telegraph

Anna Shields and Alex Efthymiades, Directors of Consensio, explain how to manage conflict in the workplace before, during and after redundancy In difficult economic times, “redundancy” and “conflict” are sadly, common themes. Redundancy is challenging for all concerned, not just the distress and difficulty for departing employees, but also the negative impact upon the wider […]

Category: Daily Telegraph | Wednesday 2 September 2009 | Author: Anna Shields & Alex Efthymiades
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