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LEGAL UPDATE – New guide to informing and consulting employees

New guide to informing and consulting employees

Business Link, the Government website containing practical advice for businesses, has published a  new guide entitled “Inform and consult your employees”. The guide was produced with the DBERR and explains why good communications are important and the practical ways and means for doing so.

The Guide highlights that successful consultation and information-sharing between employers and their employees is critical for business’ success. The tangible benefits of making employees feel involved and empowered can be higher productivity and reduced recruitment costs. 

This guide explains the requirements and the opportunities for communicating with employees. It describes how a business can benefit from successful communication and gives information on organisations that can help with setting up and implementing information and consultation arrangements. 

Subjects covered in the guide include:

  •      Why good communications are important
  •      Legal requirements for communications
  •      Consulting your employees
  •      Informing and consulting – ways and means
  •      The art of good communication
  •      Examples of good practice

The guide can be accessed at:


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