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    Take part in this XpertHR Benchmarking survey of graduate recruitment and starting salaries to receive the latest data on how your organisation compares.

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    23 May 2016

    The recently passed Trade Union Act has been contentious, but government control over union activity could be even greater if the UK votes to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum.

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    20 May 2016

    Do employees give up all rights to privacy when they enter the workplace? XpertHR editors Laura Merrylees and Fiona Cuming discuss two topical cases, their implications and the practical steps employers can take to protect their business interests.

  • Gender pay gap webinar: reporting rules and action plan

    20 May 2016

    Listen to our panel of speakers explain the key gender pay gap reporting requirements and the actions employers can take to progress women in the workplace and reduce their pay gap.

  • Can you dismiss an employee for a single serious mistake?

    19 May 2016

    Old Trafford stadium had to be evacuated, at an estimated cost of £3 million, due to a fake bomb accidentally being left in a toilet after a training exercise. We round up five examples from case law that highlight the consequences of a one-off lapse in judgement.

  • EU referendum podcast: what HR issues should we discuss?

    18 May 2016

    Our upcoming podcast will explore some of the issues that HR professionals are having to deal with in the run up to the EU referendum and beyond.

  • Government introduces new rules to tackle exploitation of migrant workers

    17 May 2016

    The Immigration Act 2016, which has now received Royal Assent, will introduce tougher sanctions on businesses that employ illegal workers, including a custodial sentence.

  • Benchmark your annual leave provision

    16 May 2016

    Our 2016 survey on annual leave entitlement covers 365 employers, representing 714 employee groups and more than one million employees. It outlines practice when it comes to calculating holiday pay, as well as buying and selling holiday entitlement.

  • What if a line manager refuses a drug test?

    16 May 2016

    What can an employer do if a line manager who is responsible for enforcing a drug and alcohol testing policy refuses to take a test? We find out in Dyson v Asda Stores Ltd.

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