Newsletters From BTU


Predictably we are now receiving more enquiries about whistleblowing or, in the jargon, making a protected disclosure. Why was this predictable? Because in the flip flop world of Lloyds HR, which has swung like an aircraft carrier making a tight turn, from a...

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1000 IT Jobs Already Offshored to India

Dr Vipal Singh, the Director & Head of People and Places, Lloyds Technology Centre, Hyderabad was boasting on LinkedIn that it’s only taken 6 months to recruit 1,000 staff and it’s just the beginning! How many more highly skilled UK IT jobs are going to be...

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‘Change the people or change the people.’

That’s the title of a slide published by the Relationship Growth team last week. If Relationship Managers and Relationship Growth Coaches are not achieving the expectations for the roles, then they’ll be fast tracked out of the business. Selling is no longer a dirty...

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Dodgy Performance Management

Organisations need to operate both effectively (how well they do their job) and efficiently (controlling their costs) and managing staff individual performance is of course a key ingredient. So there is no argument about the need for performance management which is...

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Severance Budget Increased By £100 Million

We are not in the business of enjoying someone else's misfortune but now we’ve dealt with the ‘Inclusive Language’ nonsense, we can get back to the real bread and butter issues that matter to members and customers. At a recent roundtable session for analysts, Mr...

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The Trustee Acts

We’ve been saying for months that Willis Towers Watson’s level of customer service is woeful. Members have complained about not being able to get through to WTW or not having letters answered. We wrote to Mr Harry Baines, Chairman of the Trustee Board, who also never...

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Diversity Washing – 2

The Union’s recent Newsletter entitled ‘Diversity Washing’ was picked up by several national newspapers, radio stations and TV channels who questioned why Lloyds had rolled out such a dictionary. Many focused on the stupidity of Lloyds telling its own staff -...

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Diversity Washing

The clear economic and organisational arguments for diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace are being drowned out by half-baked schemes which are ineffective and create resentment, muddled thinking on the part of one-dimensional executives and ‘diversity...

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BTU Newsletters

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