Editor's message: The role of the HR department stretches from setting people policies and procedures to feeding into the business strategy.
In Survey analysis > HR roles and responsibilities: 2014 XpertHR research we report that the current priority for HR departments in private-sector companies is pensions auto-enrolment, pay and benefits issues, and reviewing terms and conditions. Redundancies and restructuring, meanwhile, remain the priority for our public-sector respondents.
Noelle Murphy, HR practice editorial team leader
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A model flu pandemic contingency plan, which deals with planning for a pandemic, pandemic response, pandemic recovery, and testing and review.
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Practical guidance on annualised hours contracts.
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The Good practice manual has been enhanced by the addition of a new guide identifying the key issues that confront employers when developing a reward strategy to achieve business objectives and reward international assignments.
Good practice guidance discussing what options are available for organisations considering how to structure a remuneration package for an overseas assignee.
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HR and legal information and guidance relating to HR policy and strategy.