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Gender pay gap reporting - where are we now?
Clean
November 23, 2017 04:15 AM PST
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With organisations having already published or preparing to publish their first gender pay gap reports, Mark Crail, content director for XpertHR, takes a look at where we are now, including:

  • the number of reports that have been published;
  • what reports should contain;
  • how to identify target audiences for reports; and
  • examples of good and bad reporting.

Presenter Zuraida Curtis is joined by Mark Crail.

Podcast: Handling redundancies where maternity rights apply
Clean
November 09, 2017 03:59 AM PST
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Handling redundancies where affected employees include those who are pregnant or on maternity leave can give rise to some tricky issues. Understanding what the law allows you to do, including the special protections that can apply, is crucial to ensuring a fair process.

Jo Broadbent, who is a professional support lawyer with Hogan Lovells, explains the key features of the law including: how the selection process operates; the duty to offer suitable alternative employment; entitlement to notice pay and statutory maternity pay; and strategies to deal with some of the common pitfalls.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Jo Broadbent.

Podcast: Emerging trends in employee engagement
Clean
October 26, 2017 03:20 AM PDT
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Kate Pritchard, director of research at ORC International, joins us to discuss emerging trends in employee engagement, including: the "Engage for Success" movement; the impact of technology; survey response rates and turnaround times; the frequency of surveys, together with the use of pulse surveys; and the potential impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
Presenter Noelle Murphy is joined by Kate Pritchard.

Podcast: HR careers
Clean
October 12, 2017 05:59 AM PDT
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Special guest Brad Taylor, Head of People at CIPD, joins us to discuss the findings of the XpertHR HR careers survey 2017 and provides a valuable insight into the HR profession.

Podcast: TUPE mythbusters (part 2)
Clean
September 28, 2017 05:36 AM PDT
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In the second part of our two-part podcast on TUPE, special guests Patrick Brodie and Kelly Thomson clear up some common TUPE myths.

Podcast: TUPE mythbusters (part 1)
Clean
September 21, 2017 07:10 AM PDT
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In part one of our two-part podcast on TUPE, we discuss how to inform and consult employees on a TUPE transfer to ensure as smooth a transfer as possible. Special guests Patrick Brodie and Kelly Thomson, TUPE specialists at law firm RPC and XpertHR contributing authors, run through their top tips on informing and consulting.

XpertHR podcast 8 Sept 2017
Clean
September 07, 2017 07:20 AM PDT
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In the recent decision in Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth, the High Court held that the suspension of a teacher was a "knee-jerk" reaction and in breach of the implied term of trust and confidence between the employer and employee. Nicky Green, professional support lawyer at Capsticks, explains why this case is an important reminder of the steps an employer should take before deciding whether or not to suspend an employee. Nicky also discusses the process that an employer should follow when it decides that suspension is necessary and appropriate.

Presenter Fiona Cuming is joined by Nicky Green.

Podcast: Handling grievances
Clean
August 31, 2017 03:38 AM PDT
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Employers have a degree of flexibility when deciding how to deal with employee grievances. We look at how to take a common sense approach to grievances, including when to take informal action, what to do if employees are reluctant to get involved with a formal procedure, and the potential outcomes to consider.

Presenter Qian Mou is joined by Susie Munro.

Podcast: Constructive dismissal explained
Clean
August 24, 2017 05:55 AM PDT
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Employers continue to be confused by the concept of constructive dismissal. Max Winthrop, employment partner at Short Richardson & Forth LLP, explains constructive dismissal, including: what action on the part of an employer may entitle an employee to resign; the level of connection required between the employer's actions and the employee's resignation; and strategies for defending a constructive dismissal claim in the employment tribunal.

Podcast: Dealing with covert recordings
Clean
August 17, 2017 06:53 AM PDT
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Employers are increasingly required to deal with employees covertly recording disciplinary and grievance meetings. With the prevalence of sophisticated recording devices, including mobile phones, this trend is likely to continue. In this week's podcast, we discuss how an employer should deal with covert recordings.

In particular we look at the cases of Punjab National Bank (International) Ltd and others v Gosain and Zia and others v Brighton University Foundation Trust and others and offer practical advice for employers to follow.

Presented by Laura Merrylees and Zuraida Curtis.

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