Following the ruling from the European Court of Human Rights that companies can monitor workers' private online chats, Ben Willmott, head of public policy at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, comments:
The Telegraph has published an article on rip off agencies servicing the NHS and Jeremy Vine decided to debate some of the issues during his radio show on 23rd December. A question that arose was why the NHS uses recruitment agencies at all against the suggestion that the NHS should simply employ all its healthcare workers.
The government has stated in its response to the consultation on travel and subsistence tax relief that it considers the measures will not have an impact on the flexible workforce or rather that such a fear has yet to be demonstrated. This is missing the bigger picture.