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. 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: 2015 XpertHR research is the latest research, tracking key HR metrics. One of the key metrics included is the ratio of HR practitioners to employers - over the thirteen 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, 1:74.

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.

Our data and benchmarking services include all of our latest findings, searchable by size and sector of organisation.

Noelle Murphy, HR practice editorial team leader

Latest items in HR policy and strategy

  • Bribery

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Good practice guidance discussing the issues relating to bribery that have an impact on HR and giving guidance on putting in place anti-corruption procedures relevant to the activities of the HR function.

  • HR priorities for 2016 by sector

    Date:
    26 April 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    While differences in HR agendas by sector is not unusual, this year our research with more than 500 HR practitioners finds significant strategic differences between the private and public sector.

  • HR roles and responsibilities 2016 survey: priorities by sector

    Date:
    25 April 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Our annual survey of HR roles and responsibilities - now in its 14th year - finds stark differences in HR priorities within broad sectors.

  • Consultation on a new corporate offence of failure to prevent criminal facilitation of tax evasion

    Date:
    24 April 2016
    Type:
    Consultations

    The Government consults on a new corporate offence of a failure to prevent criminal facilitation of tax evasion by persons working on behalf of a business.

  • Government crackdown on tax evasion

    Date:
    22 April 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    The Government has announced that it intends to introduce legislation that will hold employers accountable where they fail to stop employees who facilitate tax evasion.

  • Criminal liability for allowing employees to facilitate tax evasion

    Date:
    21 April 2016
    Type:
    News

    Legislation will be introduced to hold firms criminally liable if they fail to stop employees who facilitate tax cheating, the Government has announced.

  • Dismiss an employee for poor performance

    Type:
    Tasks

  • Product enhancement: improved layout for Policies and documents tool

    Date:
    15 April 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    It is easier than ever to find the templates that you need among XpertHR's 1,000 model documents. Our model documents for 14 key areas are now listed in the order in which HR professionals would normally use them.

  • Webinar: Liveflo Line Manager Workflows

    Date:
    5 April 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Find out how we are helping customers empower their line managers to be confident in handling routine HR procedures and complex people management issues using our Liveflo Line Manager Workflows.

  • Supporting fathers

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Good practice guidance discussing the steps that employers can take to engage expectant fathers or fathers with dependent children, including support during paternity leave, ordinary parental leave and shared parental leave.

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