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Fostering trust and faith in leadership essential for surviving a recession

Speaking to the 2011 Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Annual Conference and Exhibition, Beine explained how the company had actually succeeded in boosting employees' rating of leadership and trust over a 3-year period of restructuring that saw widespread redundancies and redeployment. A culture of supporting the empowerment and engagement of employees had also played a vital role in a achieving a successful transition, she said.

Evidence shows that strong leadership skills, clear communication and employee engagement are of vital importance to any company or organisation in a recession. A motivated workforce with clear, shared objectives can prove key to helping sustain an organisation through a downturn and can pave the way for later recovery and growth.

Acas run practical training courses to equip managers, supervisors and HR professionals with the necessary skills to deal with employment relations issues and to create more productive workplace environments.

Find out more about Acas support for public sector organisations undergoing change or visit the Acas training and business solutions page for more information.

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