It is clear from the extent of the recently announced spending cuts that industrial action may once again be a regular feature in the headlines. One particular situation to which businesses may be sensitive is the cuts directly affecting our postal service.
Indeed, at some point in early November 2010, Royal Mail Managers will be balloting on whether to take industrial action for the first time since 1979, over the Royal Mail Groups intentions to impose compulsory redundancies affecting the region of 1,500 jobs. The trade union Unite, which represents Managers at the Royal Mail Group, is preparing for the ballot of 8,535 members working across Royal Mail, ParcelForce and Post Office Limited.
For a large number of businesses, having to rely upon the postal service is a key feature of day-to-day trading, particularly as we are fast approaching the festive season which for some businesses is an exceptionally busy time. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that the delays and frustrations caused by strikes are motivating business owners to consider the alternatives.
E-commerce and other forms of electronic communication have become more and more mainstream for businesses in recent years and where an electronic alternative is available, business owners and senior managers are regularly pursuing this option and taking advantage of the flexibility and convenience – not to mention the potential influence on their bottom line - which doing business in this way affords.
This convenience and flexibility is aptly demonstrated by the accessibility of Peninsula’s services. As a Peninsula client, you are able to take advantage of the availability of our electronic, online service BusinessWise, to give you direct and on demand access to a range of items, services and information – all at the click of a button.
Thousands of our clients are regularly using BusinessWise to obtain their documentation immediately - as and when it is needed; simply and easily by logging into their account via our secure website.
This includes our comprehensive Employment Stationery items: crucial HR management documents such as the useful Disciplinary Record Form through to simple, but essential items such as our legally-compliant Application Forms and Holiday Request Forms. These are all available to Peninsula clients on demand the moment you may need them.
The convenience of this service is not limited to our standard stationery items – in fact all of the individualised documentation, policies and procedures which our expert team of Consultants create for you - for the management of health and safety and HR within your business - are available with the same level of simplicity and convenience, via our website: www.pbsnet.com
BusinessWise offers a range of tools and features to registered users to assist in managing the ongoing obligations associated with running an effective and legally-compliant business and is provided as part of our portfolio of consultancy services. If you are not yet a Peninsula client, simply go to www.pbsnet.com and click on ‘Contact Us’ to get in touch.
For more information on the services available to you through BusinessWise, contact the Helpdesk on 0844 892 2780.
BusinessWise- The Complete Online Package
November 05 2010