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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.

Podcast: Gender pay gap reporting for the public sector
Clean
March 30, 2017 04:34 AM PDT
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We discuss the new duty on employers with 250 or more employees to report annually on their gender pay gap, and explore the differences between the requirements for the private and voluntary sectors and the public sector. Presenter Susan Dennehy is joined by Nicky Green from law firm Capsticks.

Forecasts for pay awards in 2017/2018
Clean
March 23, 2017 09:43 AM PDT
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Private-sector organisations have predicted their pay awards. In this podcast we look at the median basic pay increase employers are expecting to award employees in the year 2017/18.

The podcast covers:

pay levels in the private sector;
pay awards in relation to the rate of inflation;
factors shaping the level of pay increases;
the top priorities for reward departments; and
the uprating of the national minimum wage and the national living wage.

Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Jo Jacobs and Sheila Attwood.

Podcast: What do the recent cases on worker status mean for employers?
Clean
March 16, 2017 04:49 AM PDT
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In this week's podcast, we discuss the reasons behind the decisions in Uber, CitySprint and Pimlico Plumbers. We explore the factors that employers may wish to consider where they are engaging individuals on a self-employed basis.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Fiona Rushforth, senior associate at Wedlake Bell, law firm.

Podcast: Is your workplace dress code sexist?
Clean
March 09, 2017 04:15 AM PST
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Requirements for women to wear high heels, make-up and a skirt were common in the 1970s, but do such requirements have any place in a 21st-century employer's dress code? In this week's podcast, we discuss the recent controversy around sexism in workplace dress codes.

Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Stephen Simpson.

Podcast: Employment law update with Darren Newman
Clean
March 02, 2017 08:32 AM PST
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We discuss the key employment law trends and changes that are affecting the HR landscape, including: gender pay gap reporting; the Trade Union Act 2016; public-sector exit payments and employment status. Hosts Laura Merrylees and Ellie Gelder are joined by Darren Newman, leading employment law expert.

Podcast: Justifying indirect discrimination
Clean
February 23, 2017 06:47 AM PST
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In this week's podcast, we explore the steps that you can take to reduce the risk of having an indirectly discriminatory provision, criterion or practice. We also discuss what to take into account when deciding whether or not indirect discrimination can be justified. Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Bar Huberman. Edited and produced by Clare Allerton.

Podcast: Social media and recruitment
Clean
February 16, 2017 06:31 AM PST
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We discuss the use of social media in the recruitment process and look at the results of our recent survey on the topic. Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Jo Jacobs and Susie Munro.

Why employers should be wary of workplace romances
Clean
February 08, 2017 08:31 AM PST
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We discuss the problems that can occur when colleagues are in a relationship, and what HR can do to manage those issues. We also answer some commonly asked questions, including whether or not it can be harassment to ask a co-worker out on a date.

Subjects covered in this week's podcast on personal relationships at work include: whether or not employers need a written policy; what rules can be included in a policy; how to deal with conduct issues related to a workplace relationship; and questions that have arisen in case law.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Stephen Simpson.

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