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: 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.
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Noelle Murphy, HR practice editorial team leader
The annual XpertHR roles and responsibilities survey is now open. This year, we also focus on the data that HR needs and uses in order to do its job and benchmark its effectiveness and we need your input.
A model statement to employees in advance of a Christmas party or similar event.
Which organisations are covered by the duty to produce a modern slavery transparency statement, and in particular, does the duty apply to public bodies? This was one of the questions asked by participants in our live webinar on legal changes in 2015/16 and has now been added as an FAQ.
Christmas is a great time for celebrating the year's achievements, but employers need to ensure that staff know what is expected of them, including in relation to behaviour at the office party and other work-related activities.
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.
Regulations requiring organisations to publish a statement setting out what steps they have taken to ensure that no slavery or human trafficking exists in their supply chains came into force on 29 October 2015.
The Regulations laying out large employers' responsibilities to publish modern slavery statements every year come into force on 29 October 2015. Statutory guidance accompanying the requirement has also been published.
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