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New Acas website puts customers first

Tuesday 29 April 2008

Acas, the employment relations experts, today re-launched its website www.acas.org.uk with new features for HR professionals, employers and employees. There are also regional pages to provide businesses with details of training and services on offer in their area.

The new website – which was redesigned following customer feedback – features better navigation as well as providing tailored guidance for both employers and employees.

Research released last year revealed that the Acas website and its publications section benefit the UK economy by £32 million. In 2007 there were over three million visits to the website and nearly a million copies of Acas publications were downloaded free of charge.

As well as continuing to offer up-to-date information and independent advice on workplace relations to help employers and employees solve problems and improve overall performance, visitors can also sign up to receive a free quarterly newsletter containing information about changes to employment legislation and good practice advice on employment relations.

John Taylor, Acas Chief Executive said, "Making our resources accessible and easy to find creates strong benefits for local businesses. Using our expertise, we have been able to add to what is already a very valuable website, helping organisations large and small save time and money. Whether it's maternity leave or bullying or training or equality, the Acas website covers all the key topics which can help managers deal effectively with people issues."

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Notes to editors:

1 Acas' aim is to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. It provides information, advice, training and a range of services working with employers and employees to prevent or resolve problems and improve performance. It is an independent statutory body governed by a Council consisting of the Acas Chair and employer, trade union and independent members.

About the report:

"A Review of the Economic Impact of Employment Relations Services Delivered by Acas" was carried out by Pamela Meadows at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and published in November 2007.

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