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.

In Survey analysis > HR roles and responsibilities: 2014 XpertHR research we report that the current priority for HR departments in private-sector companies is pensions auto-enrolment, pay and benefits issues, and reviewing terms and conditions. Redundancies and restructuring, meanwhile, remain the priority for our public-sector respondents.

Noelle Murphy, HR practice editorial team leader

Latest items in HR policy and strategy

  • Key HR metrics for 2015

    Date:
    24 March 2015
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Latest XpertHR research into HR roles and responsibilities examines the most and least popular metrics used by employers to asses the effectiveness of their HR function.

  • Take part in our HR metrics survey

    Date:
    23 March 2015
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    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 roles and responsibilities: the 2015 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    23 March 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Our latest research into HR roles and responsibilities focuses on key HR metrics.

  • XpertHR surveys

    Date:
    23 March 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    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.

  • Single parent on term-time working was indirectly discriminated against

    Date:
    18 March 2015
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    The first-instance decision in Mather v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police provides a cautionary tale for employers reviewing flexible working arrangements to give careful consideration to making major changes to single parents' working patterns.

  • Indirect sex discrimination: requirement that single-parent police officer on term-time working work nine days during school holidays

    Date:
    17 March 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employment tribunal has found that Greater Manchester Police indirectly discriminated against a single-parent police officer who worked term time only when it introduced a requirement that she work nine days during school holidays. The case is a stark reminder to public-sector organisations reviewing flexible working arrangements as a way to cut costs to beware of the potential for discrimination.

  • Take part in our dress codes survey

    Date:
    27 February 2015
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR is conducting a survey of regulations, guidelines and policies that give employees instructions on standards of dress and/or appearance and invites you to take part.

  • What is a sabbatical?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • EAT gives first appeal ruling on employees' social media misuse

    Date:
    28 January 2015
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    The long wait for employers for an appeal decision on dismissals for social media misuse came to an end with Game Retail Ltd v Laws. But did the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) provide any guidance for employers?

  • Social media: First Twitter case acts as warning for employers

    Date:
    27 January 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the misuse of Twitter by an employee for the first time. The decision highlights the importance of having a robust policy in place relating to the use of social media at work.

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