All items: Employee relations

  • Podcast: Sickness absence

    21 October 2016

    We discuss sickness absence rates for 2015 and the associated costs, and five top tips for successfully managing sickness absence.

  • Take part in our managing long-term absence survey

    17 October 2016

    To find out how employers are responding to the challenge of long-term absences, XpertHR is conducting a survey into this issue - and would welcome your help.

  • Policies and documents tool: further improvements to layout

    22 September 2016

    A further 18 categories within our suite of model documents are now listed in the order in which HR professionals might use them. This follows on from the earlier redesign of 14 key areas, making it easier than ever to find the templates that you need among XpertHR's 1,000 model documents.

  • Good practice guidance on managing an HR change

    2 September 2016

    Whether this involves devolving responsibility to line managers, changing the organisation's approach to talent management or introducing a new HR management system, most HR departments will be required to implement a change at some point. Our good practice guidance sets out a process for effecting a change, from establishing the business case for the change to evaluating its impact.

  • BT Managed Services Ltd v Edwards: TUPE case settles

    1 September 2016

    The important TUPE case BT Managed Services Ltd v Edwards and another, which was set to be heard by the Court of Appeal in 2017, has settled. The Court of Appeal was expected to consider the status of employees on long-term sick leave during a TUPE transfer.

  • Absence rates and costs: XpertHR 2016 survey

    31 August 2016

    We present the findings from our 10th annual survey of employers' absence rates and costs, providing metrics in terms of the percentage of working time, and number of days, lost to sickness absence.

  • Podcast: Are works councils the way forward?

    29 July 2016

    The Prime Minister's proposal to put worker representatives on the boards of major companies has brought worker representation into the limelight. We look at employers' current obligations concerning worker representation in the workplace and the role of works councils.

  • BT Managed Services Ltd v Edwards: appeal update

    26 July 2016

    A date has now been set for the Court of Appeal hearing in BT Managed Services Ltd v Edwards and another, on the status of employees on long-term sick leave during a TUPE transfer.

  • Podcast: The impact of the Trade Union Act 2016

    22 July 2016

    We discuss how the key provisions of the Trade Union Act 2016 are likely to impact on employers.

  • Theresa May pledges to put Conservative party "at the service" of working people

    12 July 2016

    The UK's next Prime Minister has promised to put worker representatives on boards of major companies, which is common practice in many other European countries including Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

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Editor's choice: HR and legal information and guidance relating to employee relations.