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Podcast: Primer on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Clean
June 08, 2017 02:47 AM PDT
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Although organisations are increasingly aware of the new requirements under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, many are not sure how the GDPR will affect HR function. We discuss how HR will contribute to the GDPR compliance process.

In particular, we look at possible HR roles in: conducting a data audit or creating a data map; identifying legal grounds to process employment-related data; and reviewing HR policies and procedures to ensure that they incorporate GDPR requirements.
Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Qian Mou.

Podcast: Companions at disciplinary hearings - tricky scenarios for HR
Clean
June 01, 2017 06:40 AM PDT
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In this week's podcast, we explain what HR should do when faced with some tricky scenarios related to the right to be accompanied at disciplinary hearings. The seven scenarios discussed include a worker requesting a companion with a history of disruptive behaviour, and a worker asking for a postponement at the last minute to find a companion. Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Stephen Simpson.

Podcast: Planning an effective probationary period
Clean
May 25, 2017 02:12 AM PDT
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In this week's podcast, we look at how employers can prepare in advance to get the most out of probationary periods.

In particular, we look at: contractual provisions on probationary periods;
setting expectations and objectives;
addressing performance and conduct issues; extending the probationary period; and confirming the employee in post.

Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Susie Munro.

Podcast: National minimum wage
Clean
May 18, 2017 06:03 AM PDT
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In this week's podcast, we explain the basics of the national minimum wage and highlight some of the pitfalls for employers.

Podcast: Apprenticeships overview
Clean
May 11, 2017 01:46 AM PDT
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In this week's podcast, we give an overview of the apprenticeships system, focusing on the situation for employers in England.

We take a look at: the funding system, including the apprenticeship levy and online apprenticeship accounts; the difference between apprenticeship frameworks and standards; apprenticeship agreements; and
the employment rights of apprentices.
Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Susie Munro.

Podcast: How holiday cases are affecting employer practice
Clean
May 04, 2017 07:53 AM PDT
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We discuss the key findings of our new research on employers' annual leave offerings and explain how employers are working out holiday pay in the light of the glut of case law in recent years. Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Michael Carty and Stephen Simpson.

Podcast: Long-term sickness absence in the workplace
Clean
April 26, 2017 06:40 AM PDT
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In this week's podcast, we look at some key areas of consideration for an employer with an employee on long-term sickness absence and possible pitfalls to avoid.

In particular, we cover:

- obtaining medical advice on the employee's condition and fitness for work;
- holiday in the context of long-term sickness absence;
- managing an employee on long-term sickness absence who is disabled; and
some of the steps you'll need to take before considering dismissal for incapability.

Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Sarah Anderson.

Podcast: Short-term sickness absence in the workplace
Clean
April 20, 2017 07:44 AM PDT
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We discuss different aspects of short-term sickness absence and explore the practical steps that employers can take when dealing with this type of absence. Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Sarah Anderson.

Podcast: Recruitment advertising
Clean
April 12, 2017 05:43 AM PDT
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In this week's podcast, we discuss the factors to consider when carrying out recruitment advertising. In particular, we look at: using the most appropriate media to advertise vacancies; equality issues around the placing of job adverts; avoiding discriminatory wording; the pros and cons of including salary details in a job advert; and whether or not employers must adhere to stated application deadlines.
Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Clio Springer.

Podcast: When is an employer liable for the acts of its employees and others?
Clean
April 06, 2017 05:58 AM PDT
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In this week's podcast, we examine several legal cases as we explore the situations where an employer may be found to be vicariously liable for an individual's negligent or discriminatory actions.
Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Fiona Cuming.

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