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.

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

Latest items in HR policy and strategy

  • EAT gives first appeal ruling on employees' social media misuse

    Date:
    28 January 2015
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    The long wait for employers for an appeal decision on dismissals for social media misuse came to an end with Game Retail Ltd v Laws. But did the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) provide any guidance for employers?

  • Social media: First Twitter case acts as warning for employers

    Date:
    27 January 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the misuse of Twitter by an employee for the first time. The decision highlights the importance of having a robust policy in place relating to the use of social media at work.

  • XpertHR surveys

    Date:
    22 January 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Take part in employment and human resources surveys, check on the progress of recent XpertHR research, and find out what we will be investigating over the coming months.

  • Date:
    15 January 2015
    Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows individuals to submit requests for the disclosure of information held by public bodies, unless those organisations can show that the information requested is exempt from disclosure.

  • Sign up to the XpertHR Benchmarking newsletter

    Date:
    07 January 2015
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Sign up to XpertHR's monthly Benchmarking newsletter to receive the top HR data stories.

  • Managing HR for global employees

    Date:
    05 December 2014
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR's first international HR survey examines how employers approach managing employees across the globe, from setting international HR strategies to sourcing specialist advice both globally and locally.

  • XpertHR international HR management survey 2014

    Date:
    05 December 2014
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The first XpertHR survey of international HR practice reveals how employers need to balance clear policies with flexibility, while managing the competing local and global needs of employees and the organisation.

  • Podcast: Defamatory comments by employees (part 2)

    Date:
    28 November 2014
    Type:
    Audio and video

    On this week's XpertHR Weekly, which is the second part of a two-part interview with special guests Alex Cochrane and Gwyneth Williams from Collyer Bristow LLP, we continue our discussion on how employers can deal with defamatory comments made online by employees.

  • Take part in our HR roles and responsibilities survey

    Date:
    27 November 2014
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR is conducting its annual survey of HR roles and responsibilities and invites you to take part.

  • Podcast: What to do if an employee posts defamatory comments online (part 1)

    Date:
    21 November 2014
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    In this week's podcast we explore an employer's options when an employee makes defamatory comments about his or her organisation online.

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