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

  • Podcast: Advice for employers on career breaks

    Date:
    04 September 2015
    Type:
    Audio and video

    On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we look at career breaks and provide practical advice for employers.

  • Podcast: Career breaks

    Date:
    04 September 2015
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    In this week's podcast, we discuss employees' rights during a career break and how to reduce the risk of issues arising as a result of an employee taking a career break.

  • Modern slavery statements

    Date:
    27 August 2015
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    A change in the law means that large commercial organisations will soon have a duty to prepare a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year.

  • Policy on sporting and other special events

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model policy to deal with absence and other issues arising at the time of sporting or other special events such as the rugby World Cup.

  • Date:
    20 August 2015
    Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires large commercial employers to publish an annual statement on steps they have taken to ensure that no slavery exists anywhere in their business or supply chain from October 2015.

  • How employers deal with workplace conflict

    Date:
    18 August 2015
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    HR practitioners continue to be busy dealing with employee disputes or conflict outside of those that reach a formal grievance. Our latest research reports on the issues most likely to cause problems among employees.

  • HR metrics: all pain, no gain?

    Date:
    17 August 2015
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    We asked HR practitioners to tell us what metrics they spent time gathering within their organisation, how they rated the quality of the information gathered and how it was used in practice. While the majority of employers find metrics useful in monitoring absence levels, many are frustrated with the process around recording and interpreting data.

  • HR metrics: the 2015 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    17 August 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    In this first part of our survey analysis, we will focus on the key data that HR practitioners gather, its quality and key problems they face turning the data into usable, measurable HR metrics.

  • XpertHR workplace conflict survey 2015: levels and causes

    Date:
    17 August 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The first part of our investigation into individual workplace disputes outside the formal discipline and grievance arena looks at the prevalence and causes of individual conflicts at work.

  • New good practice guide: HR transformation

    Date:
    13 August 2015
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    A new guide has been been added to our Good practice manual covering HR transformation

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