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Crush Complexity: employment tribunals – mediate, or pay? – HR Magazine

By David Woods The old chestnut of tribunal reform has barely been out of the news, since HR called on HRDs last month (cover pictured right) to propose their agendas for change in the tribunal procedure, in our bid to minimise the great complexity in employment regulations. The Ministry of Justice said it would introduce […]

Category: HR Magazine | Wednesday 8 August 2012 | Author: Hannah King
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The tangible returns of mediation – Strategic HR Review

You’ve heard of mediation. You might even be aware that in the UK, the  Government has recently placed mediation at the heart of its strategy of reducing the cost of conflict and improving workplace relations. And perhaps you are intuitively drawn to the idea of empowering people in conflict to determine their own resolution with […]

Category: Strategic HR Review | Wednesday 1 August 2012 | Author: Tania Coke
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Regional mediation pilot schemes up and running as part of employment tribunal reforms – HR Magazine

By David Woods The latest steps in reforms to the employment tribunal system were unveiled by Employment Relations Minister Norman Lamb (pictured) yesterday, with the appointment of the Regional Mediation Network pilot scheme provider. Consensio, a member of the Civil Mediation Council, is to develop and provide a comprehensive mediation-training package for a group of […]

Category: HR Magazine | Thursday 21 June 2012 | Author: Hannah King
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BIS gives dispute resolution pilot deals to Consensio – Recruiter Magazine

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has awarded its two regional mediation pilot schemes targeting small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to mediation and conflict management provider Consensio. The year-long pilot will see the company train employees from 48 SMEs in either the Cambridge or the Manchester areas – the two regions involved in […]

Category: Recruiter Magazine | Wednesday 20 June 2012 | Author: Anna Shields
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Why Mediation Matters – Personnel Today

The Government’s “employer’s charter” seeks to reform the way that employers handle workplace disputes and to reduce the number of tribunals. Tania Coke, senior mediation consultant at workplace mediation specialists Consensio, considers how mediation can help resolve conflict by addressing emotional issues. Conflict affects us at many levels. It evokes strong emotions, such as fear, guilt and […]

Category: Personnel Today | Friday 11 May 2012 | Author: Tania Coke
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