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  • More than a minimum - how the minimum wage could be reformedIntroduced fifteen years ago next month, the National Minimum Wage has been incredibly successful in tackling the extremes of low pay. However, it has done little to address the wider challenge of low pay which persists today. Following the publication of a report on the future of the Minimum Wage, Conor D'Arcy of the Resolution Foundation sets out a series of proposals to update and enhance the policy, ensuring it can contribute to eliminating low pay in the future.
  • NHS Success Story - Employee engagement on the riseThe challenges facing the NHS are well known; from pressure on resources and organisational change to a prolonged pay squeeze. Despite these though, the findings of the recently released NHS staff survey represent a good news story. Here Steven Weeks of NHS Employers reflects on the key findings of the survey and what it means for the future of the service.
  • Putting conflict management at the heart of organisational strategyWorkplace conflict, which increased during the recession, is estimated to result in a loss to the UK economy of 370 million working days a year. In this article, Richard Saundry of Plymouth University reflects on the findings of an ESRC funded seminar series on the topic. He encourages employers to do more to plug the 'resolution gap' by placing conflict management at the core of HR strategy, investing in mediation and providing structures for employee representation.
  • News in Brief - March 2014All the latest news from the world of employee engagement and industrial relations
  • Digital Voice - Social media at SoutheasternDespite the exponential growth in social media, employers are only just beginning to understand its potential to support employee voice. Andy Bindon Human Resources Director at Southeastern explains how their social media platform WorkMate has helped them reach out to employees, build community and transform engagement.