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    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.

  • New guidance on shared parental leave

    17 October 2014

    Acas has published guidance to help employers and employees navigate the new shared parental leave regulations. It includes step-by-step advice on how eligible employees can make a request for shared parental leave, and how employers can deal with such requests fairly.

  • Practical guidance on managing annualised hours contracts

    16 October 2014

    Annualised hours contracts allow employers to adopt flexible working patterns during the course of the year to meet peaks in demand without having to rely on overtime. This article provides practical guidance for employers on managing them.

  • Unpaid salary on a TUPE transfer: transferor ordered to pay £65,500 for failing to inform transferee

    15 October 2014

    In Eville & Jones (UK) Ltd v Grants Veterinary Services Ltd, a tribunal considered when a transferor in financial difficulties should inform the transferee that it could not pay the salaries of its employees due before they transferred.

  • Pay settlement trends in the private sector

    10 October 2014

    XpertHR's analysis of pay awards in the private sector over the past year finds little to cheer about, with many employees receiving only small increases. A further review reveals the winners and losers in 11 individual sectors.

  • Pensions auto-enrolment: new contract clause

    2 October 2014

    XpertHR's policies and documents have been enhanced by a new pensions auto-enrolment contract clause, for employers to use when they have reached their "staging date".

  • Podcast: Graduate recruitment methods

    10 October 2014

    In this week's podcast, we discuss XpertHR research into recruiting graduates, including the most and least effective attraction and selection techniques.

  • Imminent judicial review of tribunal fees

    9 October 2014

    Unison has been given the go-ahead to launch new proceedings in the High Court in a judicial review into the legality of the Government's introduction of employment tribunal fees.

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