All items: Employment rights

  • Christmas and New Year working arrangements 2016/2017

    7 November 2016

    XpertHR's latest research on Christmas and New Year working arrangements finds that employers will spend an average of £27,000 on celebrations during the 2016/2017 holiday period.

  • Annual leave: 2016 survey of employer practice

    16 May 2016

    This XpertHR survey on annual leave arrangements covers responses from 365 employers and details the median basic holiday entitlement, plus the formulas used by employers to calculate holiday pay.

  • Annual leave: 2015 XpertHR survey of employer practice

    10 February 2015

    XpertHR examines employers' annual leave provision, including how holiday pay is calculated.

  • Supporting carers: XpertHR survey 2014

    12 May 2014

    Latest XpertHR research explores how employers support employees with caring responsibilities, including how they deal handle requests for flexible working and leave.

  • Discipline and grievance: 2013 XpertHR survey

    23 September 2013

    Latest XpertHR research investigates the procedures that 166 employers have in place to handle discipline and grievance in the workplace.

  • Flexible working policies and practice: 2013 XpertHR survey

    22 April 2013

    The latest XpertHR research on flexible working explores employers' policies and trends surrounding flexible working requests. It also examines the benefits and challenges of offering flexible working to employees.

  • Using background checks for recruitment: 2013 XpertHR survey

    27 March 2013

    Our latest research explores the key issues arising when carrying our background checks on potential recruits - for example, how best to obtain references and how employers deal with references or criminal records checks that reveal adverse information about candidates.

  • Annual leave survey 2013: employer practice

    21 January 2013

    Our 2013 XpertHR annual leave survey provides a view of current annual leave policies at 208 organisations, covering 391 employee groups and a total of over 197,000 employees. We find that the median number of days given to full-time employees as paid annual leave is 25, showing no change from our 2011 research, and nine employers in 10 offer bank or public holidays as paid leave in addition to the basic holiday entitlement.

  • Annual leave survey 2013: managing sick leave

    21 January 2013

    Interpretations of the Working Time Directive within the European Court of Justice have left the relationship between paid holiday entitlement and sickness absence very unclear. We asked employers how they are managing their approach to employees who become ill or injured on or before scheduled annual leave in the face of some contradictory legal positions, and find that almost all have a clear, laid-down policy in place.

  • Christmas and New Year working arrangements 2012/13: XpertHR survey

    22 October 2012

    Our annual research on Christmas and New Year working arrangements finds that almost one respondent in five will remain open or partially open on Christmas Day 2012.

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