Coming soon to XpertHR

Here we detail selected new and updated resources due to be published on XpertHR.

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New resources

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Sickness absence rates and management 2024: Survey analysis and Benchmarking - HR metrics

Our research will allow exploring how sickness absence rates vary at different organisations, considering workforce size and sector. It will also provide insight on how organisations are managing sickness absence, some of the main challenges as well as leading practices.

March 2024

Podcast

The rules around COVID-19 were very clearly drawn in 2020. But what is the state of play now, not just in relation to COVID but to illness in the workplace generally? Bar Huberman, strategy and practice head of content at XpertHR, offers guidance.

March 2024

Pay forecasts for 2024: Survey analysis and Benchmarking - HR metrics

We share the results of our latest pay forecasts survey, which will provide insights into what the pay landscape may look like in 2024 following on from an unprecedented year of high settlements in 2023. It also provides information on how organisations are planning to meet employee expectations for the year and factors which have influence over the 2024 pay settlement.

March 2024

Annual leave research 2024: Survey analysis and Benchmarking - HR Metrics

Our research into annual leave explores current practices and trends, from basic holiday entitlement and leave management to flexible bank holidays and family-friendly leave. XpertHR Benchmarking - HR Metrics has the full data from the survey, searchable by sector and organisation size.

March 2024

Updated resources

Updates to our paternity leave policy and other paternity letters to reflect changes to paternity leave

Key information  The Paternity Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2024 will introduce changes to the timing and notice to take statutory paternity leave. 
Resources
  • New version of our paternity leave policy to reflect changes to paternity leave.
  • Suite of updated paternity template letters to help support employers. 
Status The draft Paternity Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2024 have been published and are expected to come into force on 8 March 2024. The amendments will apply where the expected week of birth, the expected date of placement for adoption, or the expected date of entry into Great Britain for adoption, is on or after 6 April 2024. 
Expected date  March 2024

Updates to our redundancy policy, family-friendly leave policies and template letters to reflect extension of protection against redundancy

Key information The Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act 2023 will provide greater protection against redundancy to pregnant employees and those returning to work from maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. 
Resources
  • Updates to existing redundancy policy, family-friendly leave policies and other related template letters.
Status The Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act 2023 came into force on 24 July 2023 and the supporting draft Maternity Leave, Adoption Leave and Shared Parental Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2024 are expected to bring these changes into effect on 6 April 2024. 
Expected date

March 2024

Updates to our flexible working requests policy and template letters to reflect changes to rules on statutory flexible working requests

Key information The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act will change the rules on statutory flexible working requests, including allowing employees to make two requests in a 12-month period and reducing the time within which the employer must notify the employee of its decision to two months.
Resources
  • Finalised new version of our flexible working requests policy, a draft version of which has been published to help employers to prepare, and changes to our other related template letters. 
Status The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act received Royal Assent in July 2023 and the changes are expected to be enacted on 6 April 2024.   
Expected date

March 2024 

Future updates 

New template policy on allocation of tips

Key information The Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 will require employers to have a written allocation of tips policy made available to staff if qualifying tips, gratuities or service charges are paid on more than an occasional and exceptional basis.
Resources
  • A new allocation of tips policy will help employers comply with this legislation.
Status

The Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 received Royal Assent in May 2023.

Expected date

Not yet known.

Update to reflect new right to neonatal care leave and pay

Key information The Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay Act will entitle eligible parents to take up to 12 weeks' neonatal care leave if their baby requires neonatal care and neonatal care pay if they meet further eligibility requirements. 
Resources
  • New neonatal care leave policy explaining the rights of employees to neonatal care leave.
  • Suite of template letters to help support employers.
Status This Bill was introduced on 15 June 2022 and became an Act of Parliament on 24 May 2023. 
Expected date

Not yet known.