Editor'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: 2015 XpertHR research we focus on key metrics, including budget figures, ratios of HR practitioners to employees and the use of HR metrics by the profession.
Noelle Murphy, HR practice editorial team leader
The outcome of the general election will determine the direction of employment law and HR practice in the coming years, but the election could also have an impact on workplaces before 7 May 2015 if conflicting political views cause friction between colleagues.
A look at the specific challenges faced by those delivering HR support in the police service.
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On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we discuss the findings of the most recent XpertHR survey on HR roles and responsibilities.
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A model policy outlining an organisation's approach to supporting foster carers, which deals with notification requirements, time off to care for new foster children, time off for dependants, parental leave, adoption leave and flexible working.
A model policy on piece working.
A model agreement to set out the arrangements for an individual to undertake piece work.
Latest XpertHR research into HR roles and responsibilities examines the most and least popular metrics used by employers to assess the effectiveness of their HR function.
XpertHR is conducting a survey examining which HR metrics are regularly and easily collected, how meaningful they are, and how they shape decisions within the HR department and throughout the organisation as a whole.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to HR policy and strategy.