News in Brief

first_img Comments are closed. News in BriefOn 4 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in brief…More rail strikes First Great Eastern railway staff are set to strike twice this month overpay. RMT members in most grades – including booking office, cleaners, guardsand platform staff – will take 24-hour strike action on 17 and 31 March.Employees rejected a 3.5 per cent annual pay increase. Junior leader training UK business is focusing more on the leadership skills of its junior managersthan its chief executives, according to research. A Work Foundation survey, DevelopingLeaders, shows junior managers are almost twice as likely to have receivedleadership tuition.  Pressure on the cards The Government is set to receive thousands of postcards as part of a protestcalling for the introduction of corporate killing laws. Pressure groups andtrade unions claim Tony Blair and Health and Safety Minister Nick Brown willreceive 40,000 cards, calling for directors to be responsible for safety. www.corporateaccountability.orgRetail wages to rise Employers in the retail sector are increasing salaries to attract and retainstaff in an increasingly tight labour market. A study of 70 leading retailoutlets shows that more than a quarter of HR managers in the sector expect ahigher demand for staff, and are raising base salaries to beat competitors tothe talent. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Top surgeon Atul Gawande urges doctors to use ‘The Checklist’

first_imgTelevision shows such as House promote the idea that, to be great, a doctor simply needs to be brilliant.But surgeon Atul Gawande, who teaches at Harvard Medical School, says medicine today is so complex that even the sharpest doctors can no longer keep everything they need to know in their heads.As a result, patients don’t always get the care they need…Read more here (USA Today)last_img