Management skills in difficult times by Ed Sweeney

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Published on June 12, 2009

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Presentation by Ed Sweeney at the Acas national conference 2009 London, UK. (Acas.org.uk/summit09)

 

Management skills in difficult times Ed Sweeney Acas Chair

Management skills in difficult times

Ed Sweeney

Acas Chair

Acas and its work A dispute resolution service but much more: Website - over 4 million visits annually Helpline – up to 750,000 calls annually Workplace projects – key role helping organisations to manage themselves better Individual conciliation – 80,000 cases annually (excluding Equal Pay claims)

A dispute resolution service but much more:

Website - over 4 million visits annually

Helpline – up to 750,000 calls annually

Workplace projects – key role helping organisations to manage themselves better

Individual conciliation – 80,000 cases annually (excluding Equal Pay claims)

A recession like no other? Fundamental changes to the world of work: Obvious effects to labour market, eg over 2.25 million unemployed Some impacts less obvious, eg diversity, pay and negotiating, unofficial action, migrant workers, recruitment and skills But the impact on employment is uneven: Some sectors hit harder than others The public sector is not immune Regional variations

Fundamental changes to the world of work:

Obvious effects to labour market, eg over 2.25 million unemployed

Some impacts less obvious, eg diversity, pay and negotiating, unofficial action, migrant workers, recruitment and skills

But the impact on employment is uneven:

Some sectors hit harder than others

The public sector is not immune

Regional variations

Recession and conflict Protecting living standards or falling real incomes = conflict potential Preserving jobs or cutting ‘surplus labour’ = conflict potential Falling government revenues, increased expenditure demands, pressure on labour costs = conflict potential The need for a collective approach to handle conflict Rise in ET applications Rise in calls to Acas helpline on redundancy

Protecting living standards or falling real incomes = conflict potential

Preserving jobs or cutting ‘surplus labour’ = conflict potential

Falling government revenues, increased expenditure demands, pressure on labour costs = conflict potential

The need for a collective approach to handle conflict

Rise in ET applications

Rise in calls to Acas helpline on redundancy

Individual conciliation cases

Helpline calls

Managing in a recession Requires greater line management skills…. Joint Acas and CIPD Guide on how to manage your workforce in a recession EG: Communicate and consult with the workforce (TUs and employee reps) Maintain employee engagement Establish fair and objective selection criteria Support employees’ health and wellbeing

Requires greater line management skills….

Joint Acas and CIPD Guide on how to manage your workforce in a recession

EG:

Communicate and consult with the workforce (TUs and employee reps)

Maintain employee engagement

Establish fair and objective selection criteria

Support employees’ health and wellbeing

Managing in a recession … but also needs a strategic approach: EG: Think about ways to minimise redundancies, eg short-term working Develop a redundancy strategy so it’s there when you need it Think long-term Plan for the future

… but also needs a strategic approach:

EG:

Think about ways to minimise redundancies, eg short-term working

Develop a redundancy strategy so it’s there when you need it

Think long-term

Plan for the future

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