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.

The growth in the collection and use of HR metrics is helping HR departments to prove not only its worth in keeping organisations away from employment tribunal claims, but also in a broader strategic setting. This is a welcome shift for HR professionals and makes for an interesting time for the profession as a whole.

Noelle Murphy, senior HR practice editor

Latest items in HR policy and strategy

  • Christmas arrangements

    Date:
    7 December 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    We round up our resources that will help employers ensure that the Christmas period goes smoothly and manage issues relating to staff behaviour at the office party, lateness or non-attendance at work, refusal to work overtime, competing holiday requests and payment of bonuses.

  • Monitoring: financial services

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on the FCA’s proposals for the recording of telephone conversations and e-communications under MiFID II.

  • Gender

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to reflect the latest gender pay gap figures, as reported in the Annual survey of hours and earnings 2016.

  • HR analytics skills: strong demand but short supply

    Date:
    29 November 2016
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    HR analytics skills are becoming a priority area for HR as data and analytics move up the HR agenda, according to research from the US Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

  • Podcast: How to avoid a workplace nightmare this Christmas

    Date:
    25 November 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We recap on the traditional guidance for employers on misconduct at the work Christmas party. We also examine issues employers might face this Christmas around attendance and absence.

  • Cases on appeal

    Date:
    21 November 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.

  • Date:
    16 November 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Suggestions that high-profile businesses such as banks will leave the UK because of Brexit highlight the employment law issues employers face when relocating. Ashok Kanani looks at some of the key questions employers should consider if they decide to relocate.

  • Date:
    15 November 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    More than a quarter of women polled in a recent survey by Workingmums had their flexible working request turned down, and nearly one in five has had to leave her job because her request was refused. Bar Huberman outlines nine common flexible working request pitfalls for employers.

  • New FAQs: International assignments, currency fluctuation and crisis management plans

    Date:
    10 November 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Industry expert David Remedios of ECA international answers questions you asked us during our webinar on international assignments in an uncertain world.

  • Christmas and New Year working arrangements 2016/2017

    Date:
    8 November 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR's latest survey reveals employers' plans for closures and celebrations over the 2016/17 festive period. It details spend per employee for celebrations, including Christmas lunch and parties.