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  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Bribery Act 2010 aims to encourage businesses to adopt anti-bribery practices, by modernising the law on bribery. It will be a criminal offence to give, promise or offer a bribe and to request, agree to receive or accept a bribe.

  • What criminal offences are created by the Bribery Act 2010?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • What are "adequate procedures" to prevent bribery under the Bribery Act 2010?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • Succession planning: employer practice

    Date:
    21 March 2011
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    There are a number of tools and techniques that employers can use to support succession planning, including the use of competencies and succession planning committees - but definitive plans are still principally focused on more senior-level roles, our research finds.

  • HR roles and responsibilities 2011: budgets and influence

    Date:
    7 February 2011
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The majority of respondents feel that HR's influence throughout their organisation has increased, despite another challenging year, our ninth annual roles and responsibilities survey finds.

  • Disaster contingency plan

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model disaster contingency plan, which deals with objectives, planning for a disaster, disaster categorisation, emergency response during an incident, response following an incident, training, and testing and review.

  • HR roles and responsibilities: the 2011 survey

    Date:
    24 January 2011
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The private sector is beginning to restore order after a turbulent couple of years dealing with restructures and redundancies, but the public sector is just starting to face these challenges, our ninth annual roles and responsibilities survey finds.

  • Pay harmony on single status at Newcastle City Council

    Date:
    17 December 2010
    Type:
    Case studies

    It has taken a decade for an equality-proofed pay and grading structure to be negotiated and implemented at Newcastle City Council, but both the employer and union are proud of it.

  • Bribery: employee fairly dismissed for accepting laptop and printer from contractor

    Date:
    2 November 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    In this case, the employment tribunal found that an employee who breached her employer's inducements, gifts and favours policy was fairly dismissed. The case is a good example of circumstances that might be covered by the Bribery Act 2010 when it comes into force in April 2011.

  • HR roles and responsibilities: the 2010 IRS survey

    Date:
    22 February 2010
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    HR had a challenging year in 2009, but has come through it in good shape. Our eighth annual survey on HR roles and responsibilities finds that the function is growing in demand and influence within organisations.

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