All items: HR policy and strategy

  • 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.

  • Modern slavery: "drastic action is still needed"

    30 August 2016

    With the latest Home Office figures estimating that there are still 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a new taskforce to help tackle the issue.

  • The difficult balancing act that flexible working requests can require

    17 August 2016

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent indirect sex discrimination case arising out of a situation where the requested adjustment to the claimant's working hours would have had a negative impact on her colleagues, who would have had to work more unsociable hours as a result.

  • Managing overtime working

    11 August 2016

    XpertHR's survey of overtime arrangements and pay looks at typical overtime payment levels and how organisations manage overtime working.

  • Zika and employee travel - should you avoid the risk?

    8 August 2016

    Given the Zika virus outbreak, employers should be aware of the health and safety and legal implications involved if they insist on their employees travelling to Rio for the Olympics.

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