Editor's message: The role of the HR department stretches from setting people policies and procedures to feeding into the business strategy. We conduct around 30 surveys of employer practice every year to ensure we are capturing the most up-to-date practice within HR.
Our Survey analysis > HR roles and responsibilities 2016 survey: key metrics is the latest research exploring HR strategy. One of the key metrics included is the ratio of HR practitioners to employers - over the fourteen years that we have been tracking this figure, we have seen this ratio change from a high of 1:118 to, where it stands today, 1:62, based on figures from 535 HR professionals.
XpertHR's survey on dress codes, with responses from 578 employers, finds that the majority of employers offer at least some guidance to employees on what is appropriate to wear at work.
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Noelle Murphy, HR practice editorial team leader
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For employers that wish to avoid disruption to their business, XpertHR's model policy on sporting and other special events is a good starting point.
With temperatures in the UK reaching 30 degrees this week, employers can expect to deal with issues around workplace temperatures, holiday requests and dress codes.
Updated to flag up that the Rio 2016 Olympic Games run from 5 August to 21 August.
With high temperatures possible during the summer months, we explore some employment law scenarios employers may have to deal with.
To help employers deal with any issues that arise in the run-up to, and during, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we provide a round-up of our resources.
Recruitment and retention are ideal starting points for HR professionals to harness the power and potential of HR analytics, discovers Michael Carty at the recent IBM HR Summit.
The Advocate General's opinion in Bougnaoui and another v Micropole Univers is that a complete ban on Muslim women wearing a hijab while in contact with customers or clients is discriminatory.
Updated to reflect the renamed Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, which was previously called the Gangmasters Licensing Authority.
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