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