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
A fivefold rise in the number of modern slavery reports shows that efforts to highlight the issue are working, according to the Home Office.
Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent indirect sex discrimination case arising out of a situation where the requested adjustment to the claimant's working hours would have had a negative impact on her colleagues, who would have had to work more unsociable hours as a result.
Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent indirect sex discrimination case that highlights the problems that an employer can face when it has to balance the working-pattern requests of individual employees against the needs of the workforce as a whole, and its need to provide an effective service.
XpertHR's survey of overtime arrangements and pay looks at typical overtime payment levels and how organisations manage overtime working.
We examine overtime working arrangements and pay rates in our 2016 survey.
Given the Zika virus outbreak, employers should be aware of the health and safety and legal implications involved if they insist on their employees travelling to Rio for the Olympics.
As well as the athletes descending on Rio for the Olympic and Paralympic games, many people are travelling there to work over the coming weeks, but, in the light of the Zika virus, can employees be forced to work in Brazil?
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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.
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