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BT Business & Consumer IRC Performance Management Mid-Year Check

21 August 2014

As we approach the mid -point in the performance year it is important that you are aware of your Q2 rating, ensure a 121 with your LM is in your diary and that you understand what is expected of you in Q3 and Q4. If you are in a sales role it is particularly important that your DPR rating is based on a basket of measures. The PM agreement is clear, it is your achievement against a range of objectives that determines your DPR rating, not just your achievement against sales targets

Further Restructuring in Hibu

12 August 2014

Prospect have received notification from Hibu of another restructuring within the company that is anticipated to see a reduction of 450 roles in the UK (circa 20% UK headcount).

BT Business & Consumer IRC Newsletter

31 July 2014

At the recent Prospect Communication Media & Digital Sector conference your BT Business & Consumer IRC was elected by Prospect representatives. Details of the IRC can be found on our website:

Throughout 2014/2015 your IRC will focus on:

Good Health at Work
Performance Management
Protecting your Terms and Conditions at work
Working with Members
Contact Details

Performance Management Update

30 July 2014

Prospect met with BT Wholesale HR this week to discuss Performance Management (PM) concerns raised by members via the Prospect Helpdesk and our PM feedback channel callitout@prospect.org.uk. We discussed specifically the application of forced distribution, the misuse of the ‘Development Needed’ rating and the arbitrary setting of targets/objectives. We have received the following response from the Company which confirms BT Wholesale’s position on this. 

Capita News July 2014

28 July 2014

  • Capita pay review update

  • PILON stays  

  • Team Leader Toolbox

  • Operational Review near you

Other recent articles:

Members Update July 2014

  • Performance Management

  • Resourcing
  • Bonus

  • Health and Safety

  • IRC

  • Recruit a colleague and get a reward

BT Wholesale July 2014 Update

  • Changes in Customer Service
  • Performance Management

Finance job family changes

Following detailed discussions with Prospect, BT has announced changes to the Finance Reward Framework job family.

Prospect - June update

Pay and bonus review

People are starting to get their pay and bonus review letters. If you want to check out the terms of the agreement on pay or have a question then have a look at our website www.prospect.org.uk/BTpayreview.

Hibu Members’ Surgery May 28th 2014 11:00am-5:00pm

We are aware that members will have started to receive the outcome of their selection process, and subsequently may have received a redundancy notice. Given the volume of queries we anticipate, Johanna Baxter (Negotiations Officer) has arranged to be in Hibu and is available to see members between 11:00am and 5:00pm May 28th 2014 for a drop in surgery in Room 9.24.

Love What You Do Update for Retail members

Further to the success of the Love What You Do trial, Telefónica has decided to roll out the changes to salary/bonus structure across the Retail management population. Telefonica’s proposals in relation to retail pay will increase the basic pay of those employees in RCG1/10, RCG2/20 and RCG3/30 grades by 10% with a proportionate reduction in commission. Please find the final offer letter here. Implementing these changes will prove expensive for the company due to increased basic salaries, National Insurance contributions and pension payments but there is a strong belief this is the right thing to do in terms of moving to a service led culture and excellent customer experience in store.

Telereal Trillium Members Update

Prospect and Telereal Trillium have started the annual pay review and reward discussions.

Bonus Payments in BT Ireland and BT Enterprises

Members will be aware of the announcements in BT Ireland and BT Enterprises that those units have confirmed they have not met the threshold on their bonus scorecard and therefore bonus payments will not be paid in June 2014 for the year 2013/2014. The units affected (BT Ireland, BT Enterprises Core & Ventures, BT Expedite, BT Fleet and BT Conferencing ) have taken a decision to make discretionary payments.

Huawei Branch May News

Huawei Pay 2014 Update
Slough employees - move to Reading
Membership challenge – earn £10 for each new member

Prospect's blueprint for digital skills

Resolving the problems that exist in the digital skills landscape requires a co-ordinated effort across government, industry and the education system rather than the current ad hoc approach, Prospect has told the Digital Skills Taskforce.

Prospect submits response to Digital Skills Taskforce

Prospect has submitted a response to the Call for Evidence published by the Digital Skills Taskforce. What did it say?

Pledge one hour a year to change young lives

Could you volunteer one hour of your time, once a year, to inspire young people?

Hibu Restructuring and Redundancy May 2014

Since our initial collective consultation meeting with the company on the 10th April consultations have been progressed at a departmental level where the focus has been on looking at the company’s proposals for the new structures, the selection criteria and selection processes to be followed. We have made a number of points and representations about those proposals many of which have been incorporated and most areas are now moving into the selection phase.  

Responses published to campaign questions

Prospect has today published the responses by the two campaign groups to the questions drawn up by the Scotland Committee and its working groups.

BT Pay - proposed pay agreement

We have now reached a proposed pay agreement with BT which we are recommending that you vote for in an e-ballot that will start next week. You can read the details of the agreement below.

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