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Podcast: HR careers
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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.

Podcast: Holiday pay includes voluntary overtime
Clean
August 10, 2017 06:29 AM PDT
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In the recent decision in Dudley Council v Willets and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal found that regular voluntary overtime carried out by employees should be included in the calculation of holiday pay. Nick Chronias, employment partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP, explains the legal implications of the decision for employers. We go on to discuss what employers should be doing differently as a result of the decision.

Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Nick Chronias.

Podcast: The abolition of employment tribunal fees
Clean
August 03, 2017 07:25 AM PDT
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In a landmark judgment on 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court, in the case of R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor, found that employment tribunal fees prevented access to justice and were unlawful. Laurie Anstis, employment lawyer and part-time employment judge, takes us through what this judgment means for employers including the likely short-term and long-term implications.

Podcast: Training line managers in absence management
Clean
July 27, 2017 03:21 AM PDT
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We discuss how employers are training managers to deal with this important issue.

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