All items: HR policy and strategy

  • Why family businesses must avoid nepotism

    24 October 2016

    Family businesses are often criticised for being nepotistic, with relatives being promoted over better-qualified colleagues. Is it legal for family firms to promote family members in preference to others?

  • How can you help employees with caring responsibilities?

    20 October 2016

    From offering flexible working and leave arrangements to providing training for line managers and information on how to access support, there are a number of ways employers can successfully support carers in the workplace.

  • Webinar: International assignments in an uncertain world

    13 October 2016

    Join our live webinar on Wednesday 19 October, where Juliet Carp and David Remedios will discuss current legal and practical considerations for managing overseas assignments.

  • Are we addressing the real reason behind gender inequality?

    12 October 2016

    Ahead of the introduction of next year's gender pay gap reporting legislation, 13 finance companies are aiming for "gender parity" in senior roles, and many have committed to strategies that will enable them to hit these diversity targets.

  • Six tips for employing students

    29 September 2016

    As the university year commences, many students will be thinking about finding a job to help fund their studies. We set out six tips for employers to consider when employing students and part-time workers.

  • Are talented employees with tattoos being overlooked?

    23 September 2016

    Although some employers are adopting a more flexible approach to dress codes, latest Acas research shows that tattoos and piercings are still "frowned upon" in many parts of the services sector.

  • 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.

  • Have you published your modern slavery statement?

    21 September 2016

    The Government recommends that large organisations publish their first modern slavery statement within six months of the end of their financial year. If this runs from 1 April to 31 March, publication of the first statement is expected by 30 September 2016.

  • When dress codes and English language requirements discriminate

    19 September 2016

    A strict requirement to speak only English at work or a ban on religious dress at work can lead to the risk of race or religious discrimination, explains Deborah Bulman of Burges Salmon LLP.

  • Take part in our Christmas and New Year working arrangements survey

    12 September 2016

    XpertHR would like to invite you to take part in its annual survey of Christmas and New Year working arrangements, and what plans are in place, if any, for staff celebrations.

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