Commentary and analysis

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  • Positive action in recruitment: Cost of getting it wrong

    11 April 2019

    While positive action in recruitment is laudable, and to be encouraged as a means of overcoming disadvantage and low participation, employers need to think very carefully about how they go about it, because if they make mistakes the cost may be high. Jason Braier explains why.

  • Trauma and stress: Supporting workers' families

    19 February 2019

    We explore the potential impact of workers' exposure to traumatic events and other stressful environments on their families and look at some of the measures that employers can take to support those families.

  • How will the "Good work plan" affect local government employers covered by the modification order?

    11 February 2019

    The Government has announced plans to change the way breaks in employment are treated, which could have a greater impact for local government than for employers in the private sector, due to the operation of the modification order.

  • Police officers

    27 September 2018

    We examine the unique status of police officers and the implications of that status. We also look at how the terms and conditions of police officers are both determined and changed.

  • HR challenges presented by the nature of the police service

    22 September 2018

    We explore the unusual nature of the police service and the challenges that this creates for HR.

  • Police staff, special constables and volunteers

    22 September 2018

    We examine the status of police staff who, unlike police officers, are subject to normal employment legislation. We also look at the status of special constables and volunteers.

  • Police service governance

    22 September 2018

    We explore the tripartite arrangement on which the governance of the police service in England and Wales is based. We also look beyond the bodies that are party to the tripartite arrangement to a number of other important organisations that impact on HR in the police service.

  • The public sector apprenticeship target

    8 August 2017

    This article looks at the public sector apprenticeship target, which applies to certain public bodies in England.

  • Transparency requirements relating to local authority pay

    25 July 2017

    This article looks at the various requirements on local authorities to publish information about their pay policies and structures.

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