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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

No place for 'performance management' which leads to workplace tyranny

LRD reports on research commissioned by the Scottish Trades Union Congress into new forms of performance management. The initiative was prompted by concerns of unions organising in finance and telecommunications about some modern HR techniques being used to 'to pressurise workers into producing more, drive down wages and create quotas for underperformers and manage workers out of their jobs.' An alternative approach is commended which allows 'workers to be respected, able to make a contribution, able to join a trade union, have a good quality job and be able to make comment without fear.'