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  • Podcast: Are pay settlements forecast to increase in 2015?

    24 October 2014

    In this week's podcast, we discuss the latest pay award figures and the outlook for pay settlements in 2015.

  • Pay prospects: what is the forecast for 2015?

    24 October 2014

    Pay settlement levels remained subdued over the past 12 months, but what is the outlook for the year ahead? XpertHR's annual survey of pay prospects rounds up the forecasts for 2015, providing a breakdown for likely pay awards in 14 industries within the private sector.

  • Latest pay awards

    24 October 2014

    In this article, we summarise the latest pay awards collected by XpertHR that have been added to the pay databank. Alongside details of each pay award, the entry shows the name and size of the review group, along with the effective date and length of the review.

  • Tribunal examines scope of requirement to inform agency workers about vacancies

    23 October 2014

    Once an employer has provided an agency worker with information about relevant vacancies, is there any further requirement to treat an agency worker who applies for a job equally to permanent internal applicants? In Coles v Ministry of Defence, a long-serving agency worker was ineligible to apply for a job that was given to a permanent employee who was in a redeployment pool.

  • Updates on important collective redundancy consultation and holiday pay cases

    23 October 2014

    The news is mixed for employers awaiting progress in two important employment cases. A date has been set for the European Court of Justice to consider whether or not the threshold for collective redundancy consultation applies to one "establishment" or the whole organisation. However, a tribunal hearing on the relationship between holiday pay and commission has been delayed.

  • Reasonable adjustments for disabled people: can duty extend to disregarding warnings about attendance?

    22 October 2014

    Does the duty to make reasonable adjustments extend to disregarding a final warning about attendance that is relied on when taking the decision to dismiss a disabled employee because of unsustainable levels of absence? That was the question for the Employment Appeal Tribunal in General Dynamics Information Technology Ltd v Carranza.

  • Is your organisation prepared for shared parental leave?

    22 October 2014

    Our second free webinar on shared parental leave takes place on 4 November 2014 at 2pm. Ed Bowyer of Hogan Lovells will help employers prepare for the new right by highlighting key issues that organisations need to get to grips with.

  • How are employers maximising the efficiency of learning budgets?

    21 October 2014

    The second part of our research into training and development budgets explores the steps employers are taking to increase the cost effectiveness of training, the impact of cutting back, and the issues facing those who need to access funds for learning.

  • Employee assistance programmes: what works?

    20 October 2014

    Offering employee assistance programmes to employees is recognised as a cost-effective way to make a wide range of employee welfare and wellbeing initiatives available to employees. Our latest research explores what works best and what aspects employers believe they could do without.

  • Podcast: Reasonable adjustments

    17 October 2014

    In this week's podcast, we discuss the requirement for employers to make reasonable adjustments to prevent employees who have a disability from being disadvantaged in the workplace.

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