Commentary and analysis

All items: Managing employees/workers

  • Employment law in 2022: Eight action points for HR

    Date:
    3 December 2021

    As well as continuing to deal with workplace issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there will be many other important employment law developments for HR to grapple with in 2022. What does HR need to do to meet its obligations and prepare for the coming year?

  • COVID-related employment cases: 10 key lessons for employers

    Date:
    19 November 2021

    Employment tribunals have been deciding coronavirus-related cases throughout 2021. We set out 10 key first-instance rulings related to the pandemic and highlight what lessons employers can learn from them.

  • Right to request flexible working reforms: Practical implications for employers

    Date:
    7 October 2021

    The Government has put forward its proposals to reform the statutory right to request flexible working. What are the proposed changes and what impact will they have on how employers handle flexible working requests?

  • The future of the workplace: how HR is dealing with hybrid working challenges and reluctant returners

    Date:
    7 October 2021

    After 18 or more months of employees working at home, XpertHR research finds that the introduction of hybrid working is revealing challenges around collaboration, consistency, engagement, wellbeing and - in some cases - how to manage those who remain reluctant to return to the workplace, even on a hybrid basis.

  • Statutory carer's leave: How will the new employment right work?

    Date:
    4 October 2021

    The Government has confirmed its plans for the introduction of a statutory right to carer's leave. How will this new type of leave operate and what impact will it have on how employers support carers?

  • Travel disruption: employers' questions answered

    Date:
    27 September 2021

    Fuel supply issues affecting drivers, eco protesters blocking roads and public transport staff shortages caused by the pandemic can all cause travel disruption for employees trying to get to work. We answer five common questions from employers on the workplace impact of travel disruption.

  • Hybrid working trial periods: A guide for HR

    Date:
    2 September 2021

    It is good practice for employers to run a trial period before committing to the hybrid working model. A trial period gives them the chance to identify any issues and assess whether individual employees, roles or teams are suited to this new way of working. Stephen Simpson considers how employers can operate an effective hybrid working trial period.

  • Three key implications of remote working for sponsors of migrant workers

    Date:
    3 August 2021

    We discuss the key UK immigration considerations of remote working for sponsor licence holders, working through specific case studies.

  • Long COVID: Potential scenarios for HR and how to deal with them

    Date:
    20 July 2021

    We set out some possible scenarios that HR professionals may face in relation to long COVID, and explain how they could tackle them.

  • Employers' guide to Euro 2020: Five goals for your workplace

    Date:
    2 June 2021

    Employers should plan ahead to make the most of the positive impact that this large sporting event can have on staff mental health and morale. However, employers also need to take steps to minimise disruption, particularly as a number of games take place during normal office hours and in the early evening.

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