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  • News In Brief January 2017All the latest news from the world of employee relations and industrial relations.
  • Navigating Mental Health at WorkIn this article Rachel Pinto of Acas discusses new research looking at experiences of managing staff with mental health issues. She looks at the potential link between work restructuring and mental health issues, the importance of approachable line managers and what guidance is available for managers to draw on for advice.
  • The Ownership EffectIn this article Deb Oxley of the Employee Ownership Association talks about the potential benefits of the employee ownership model for the modern UK economy. She discusses the greater pride and sense of responsibility that can result from the employees, leading in turn to greater engagement and purposefulness. Finally she outlines how employee ownership can lead to outcomes more in the long-term interest of all stakeholders.
  • Workplace Representation What Next for Trade Unions and Staff Forums?In this article Derek Luckhurst, Training & Development Director at IPA discusses the future for employee representation in the UK. He identifies real and perceived barriers to trade union recruitment but points out that collective representation can still play a key role in engaging employees and driving productivity in the future.
  • Reforming the Firm: Workers on Boards Just the Start?In this article Mathew Lawrence of IPPR gives his take on the Government's Green Paper on corporate governance. Disappointed by the backtracking over proposals to put workers on boards, he makes the case for seizing this opportunity to push for a stronger role for employee voice in UK firms to help boost productivity and pay.