Last week's election was called to provide the next government with a strong mandate to take us through Brexit. This week we face more uncertainty than we did this time last week! What will be the impact on Conservative manifesto pledges regarding employee rights ('the greatest expansion of workers' rights in history' - Theresa May)and just how resilient will our economy be when faced with a lack of stability and certainty?
In this article, Peter Cheese of the CIPD puts forward the need 'to ensure the UK is in a strong position to be a high-skills, high-value economy.”
Peter Cheese, chief executive of the CIPD, said the election result would only mean “more uncertainty” for HR. He said: “Brexit negotiations are high on the agenda and how these now move forwards will be a critical area of discussion. “However, there is of course a much wider agenda that we need the new government to deliver on as was clear through the public debates. “A key focus must be on addressing workplace issues through a much more human lens. By focusing on improving transparency in business, protecting and raising awareness of rights for workers and boosting investment in skills, we can hope to ensure that work can be a force for good, regardless of how, when and where people work.