Business challenges

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  • Commit to employing a million more older workers, says age champion

    Date:
    23 May 2017
    Type:
    News

    Employers should commit to employing 12% more employees over the age of 50 by 2022, according to Andy Briggs, the Government's business champion for older workers.

  • Regulation and the gig economy: It is not just about worker status

    Date:
    12 May 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    High-profile cases involving self-employed drivers for the likes of Uber and Deliveroo have focused heavily on employment status and rights. But HR professionals must not forget that so-called gig economy workers could raise other potential legal issues.

  • Annual leave survey 2017

    Date:
    5 May 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR research looks at annual leave provision, how employers calculate holiday pay, and arrangements for unused holiday entitlement.

  • Government to publish workplace dress code guidance following high-heels petition

    Date:
    24 April 2017
    Type:
    News

    New guidance on workplace dress codes will be published by the Government, but there will be no changes to the law following receptionist Nicola Thorp's petition to make it illegal to require women to wear high heels at work.

  • Gender

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to include information on the gender pay gap reporting requirement, in force from 6 April 2017 for private- and voluntary-sector organisations, and 31 March 2017 for public-sector organisations.

  • Codes of practice and guidance on employment law

    Type:
    Quick reference

    Updated to reflect the updated guidance on whistleblowing for prescribed persons as a result of the introduction of the duty to report annually on disclosures made to them by workers.

  • Women better suited to leadership

    Date:
    28 March 2017
    Type:
    News

    Professor Øyvind L Martinsen, head of leadership and organisational behaviour at the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, together with colleague Professor Lars Glasø, surveyed the personality traits of more than 2,900 managers and found that female leaders scored higher than men in most of the five categories measured.

  • The HR agenda 2017: priorities for the year ahead

    Date:
    27 March 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Our annual survey of priorities on the HR agenda finds symmetry across sectors, with learning and development headlining across the board.

  • Institute for Employment Studies outlines key HR challenges for 2017

    Date:
    6 March 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    HR's most pressing challenges for 2017 include getting to grips with a multi-generational workforce, taking a more prominent role in managing change and supporting innovation, according to the Institute for Employment Studies (IES).

  • Date:
    2 March 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Employers must tread carefully when revising a contract of employment. Joanna Sutton, senior associate solicitor at Nockolds, offers tips to avoid unfair dismissal claims or employee retention problems.

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