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Business group urges Government to think positive & be flexible

25 July 2011 #Employment

The CBI has called on the Government to rethink its approach to employment law in a report published today entitled "Thinking Positive: the 21st century employment relationship".

The report, published in collaboration with Hays, claims that good communication and flexibility has helped to minimise job losses in the private sector during and post-recession.  It urges the government to "build on the success of flexible workplace relations during the recession by taking a much bolder approach to future employment law".

The report explores how the employment relationship has changed, and how it has become more flexible and calls on the Government to help organisations and employees benefit from this flexibility.  Rather than automatically opting for legislation, the CBI believes the Government should specify what it is trying to achieve in the law, but then set out suggested processes in more flexible guidance or codes of practice. 

Further details can be found here.

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