Recruitment and retention

New and updated

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    Immigration skills charge for employers sponsoring tier 2 migrant workers takes effect.

  • Consultation on work, health and disability: improving lives

    Date:
    4 November 2016
    Type:
    Consultations

    The Government consults on wide-ranging proposals intended to improve job opportunities and retention for those with long-term health conditions and disabilities and promote healthier workplaces.

  • "Broken" fit note and Fit for Work scheme face overhaul

    Date:
    1 November 2016
    Type:
    News

    The Government has announced plans to overhaul the GP fit note and statutory sick pay, as well as reform the way that disabled people on sick leave are assessed for fitness for work.

  • Date:
    1 November 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The Equality Act 2010 introduced a ban on pre-employment medical screening before a job offer is made. Six years on, Katie Wooller, a solicitor at Burges Salmon, looks at some of the more difficult issues this raises for employers and HR.

  • Gig economy worker rights inquiry announced

    Date:
    27 October 2016
    Type:
    News

    The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has launched an inquiry into the changing nature of work, and the status and rights of workers in non-traditional employment roles.

  • Labour turnover rates 2016

    Date:
    24 October 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The latest XpertHR research reveals employers' attrition rates, covering voluntary resignation and total labour turnover rates according to organisation size, broad sector and industry.

  • Podcast: October 2016 and beyond

    Date:
    30 September 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss the key legal developments affecting employers from October 2016 and beyond, including: changes to the national minimum wage rates; reforms to employment tribunals; public-sector exit payments and important case decisions to look out for.

  • Employer did not discriminate against older job candidate on the ground of age

    Date:
    29 September 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employment tribunal has held that a rejected job applicant was not subject to age discrimination where the employer selected a younger, less experienced candidate.

  • Podcast: Employees who no longer have the right to work in the UK

    Date:
    16 September 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss how employers should deal with a situation in which an employee no longer has the right to work in the UK.

  • How employers can break the re-offending cycle

    Date:
    13 September 2016
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Young entrepreneur Jacob Hill has just launched Offploy, which guides businesses through the HR, legal and ethical minefield associated with ex-offender employment. He considers the role that employers can play in rehabilitation and the challenges that need to be overcome to give ex-offenders a second chance.