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HR policy and strategy

Noelle MurphyEditor's message: The role of the HR department stretches from setting people policies and procedures to feeding into the business strategy.

The growth in the collection and use of HR metrics is helping HR departments to prove not only its worth in keeping organisations away from employment tribunal claims, but also in a broader strategic setting. This is a welcome shift for HR professionals and makes for an interesting time for the profession as a whole.

Noelle Murphy, senior HR practice editor

New and updated

  • How to use XpertHR Benchmarking

    Date:
    24 July 2017
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Are you getting the most out of XpertHR Benchmarking? Access our user guide for full details of how to use Benchmarking or contact our team to arrange a training session.

  • Date:
    19 July 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Research has shown that many workers value flexible working over a pay rise. Sarah Thompson asks how can employers ensure that being able to log on from anywhere does not lead to people never turning off?

  • What can HR learn from Wimbledon?

    Date:
    14 July 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    As we enter the final stages of Wimbledon, the Lawn Tennis Association is a brand that lives and breathes its values. Chris Berry, CEO of CIPHR, looks at what other organisations can learn from its culture.

  • Podcast: Managing an underperforming employee

    Date:
    14 July 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's podcast, we offer practical advice on how to manage an employee who is not performing satisfactorily.

  • XpertHR benefits and allowances survey 2017: Long-service, childcare and travel benefits

    Date:
    13 July 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Here, we look at the findings from the XpertHR survey of benefits and allowances, presenting data on the availability of a number of benefits including long-service awards, childcare and travel benefits, location payments and various allowances.

  • List of XpertHR Benchmarking survey data

    Date:
    11 July 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR's Benchmarking service enables users to access the full data behind XpertHR surveys for the first time. This table presents a complete index of links to all XpertHR benchmarking survey data now available via the XpertHR Benchmarking service, together with links to the relevant XpertHR analysis for each survey.

  • Percentage of women on executive committees stagnates

    Date:
    10 July 2017
    Type:
    News

    Companies with more women in senior roles have higher profit margins, an analysis of the FTSE 350 has found.

  • Three ways HR can build capability for the challenges ahead

    Date:
    6 July 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    HR departments face flat or shrinking budgets yet huge expectations are placed on them in terms of digital transformation and talent management. Dorothee El-Khoury from The Hackett Group discusses key HR challenges and how they can be addressed.

  • Take part in our HR careers survey

    Date:
    3 July 2017
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR is conducting a survey on HR careers and would like to invite you to take part.

  • Technology is disrupting work, but what do staff think?

    Date:
    1 July 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    How is the world of work changing? Perhaps more importantly, how do staff perceive it to be changing? ADP president Don McGuire shares the software company's large-scale annual research findings of employees' attitudes to work.