Commentary and analysis

All items: Sector focus

  • Police sector: Attracting recruits from different BAME groups

    Date:
    2 October 2020

    We look at what police forces are doing to attract recruits from different black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and consider if positive discrimination is necessary to increase the number of BAME police officers.

  • NHS to focus on flexible working and staff wellbeing

    Date:
    30 July 2020

    Flexible working, education and health and wellbeing are at the forefront of the new NHS People Plan, which the Government hopes will make "real and lasting change" within England's health service.

  • How does the Government plan to cap public-sector exit payments?

    Date:
    27 July 2020

    The Government has published its response to the April 2019 consultation on capping public-sector exit payments at £95,000. We look at the detail of the proposals and how they could affect redundancies and reorganisations in the public sector.

  • Coronavirus: Physical fitness and the return to work

    Date:
    28 May 2020

    With many people either working from home or furloughed for the past two months, there has been much discussion about the impact of lockdown on employees' mental health, but what about the effect on their physical health and what could this mean for the return to work?

  • Police sector: Returning to duty during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

    Date:
    19 May 2020

    We look at how the police service is bringing returners back into its workforce to help support policing needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • IR35: Three things public-sector HR needs to know about the April 2020 reforms

    Date:
    3 December 2019

    HR professionals in public authorities may think that the extension of IR35 reforms to the private sector in April 2020 will not affect them. However, public-sector bodies need to be aware of some proposed changes to the rules.

  • Police sector: Shift and night working

    Date:
    27 November 2019

    We look at how shift and night working operates in the police sector and some of the initiatives aimed at reducing the potential negative impact of such working patterns.

  • Apprenticeships: Challenges and opportunities for local authorities

    Date:
    12 November 2019

    We look at the challenges that local authorities face in meeting the public sector apprenticeship target, alongside the opportunities that apprenticeships can present for local government employers.

  • Preparing for the SMCR: Timeline and checklist

    Date:
    1 October 2019

    The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) will apply to all Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) solo-regulated firms from 9 December 2019. In the second of her series of four articles, Sarah Leslie provides a checklist of the key steps that firms must take to prepare for its arrival, and the timeline.

  • Senior Managers and Certification Regime: The basics

    Date:
    1 October 2019

    The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) will apply to all Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) solo-regulated firms from 9 December 2019. In the first in a series of four articles, Sarah Leslie sets out the key elements of the new regime, and looks at the new directory.

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