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Podcast: Is your workplace dress code sexist?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

How to approach a difficult conversation
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February 02, 2017 01:52 AM PST
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In this week's podcast, we discuss common pitfalls to avoid when having a difficult conversation in the workplace. We also look at top tips for approaching difficult topics of conversation, including how to gain confidence to handle the conversation by preparing for it.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Bar Huberman.

Podcast: Managing an intergenerational workforce - millennial stereotypes and good practice tips
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January 26, 2017 06:20 AM PST
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In this week's podcast, we discuss common assumptions about millennial employees and provide good practice guidance on managing an intergenerational workforce. We look at age discrimination and consider how employers can avoid claims when developing recruitment and retention programmes.

Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Qian Mou and Michael Carty.

Podcast: Ensuring that maternity leave runs smoothly
Clean
January 19, 2017 06:34 AM PST
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In this week's podcast, we discuss what employers can do to help ensure that an employee's maternity leave runs smoothly. We look at the questions that employees may have before they go on maternity leave and the importance of clear communication to avoid unexpected issues arising during the leave period.

Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Susie Munro.

Podcast: 2017 employment law agenda
Clean
January 12, 2017 06:57 AM PST
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In this week's feature-length podcast, we discuss the key legislative developments affecting employers in 2017, including: gender pay gap reporting; the apprenticeship levy; public-sector exit payments and changes to statutory rates.

With many of the changes likely to affect employers of all sizes and in differing sectors, we consider what employers need to do to prepare and plan for the year ahead and beyond.

Presented by Laura Merrylees and Ellie Gelder.

Tribunal hearings - what to expect (part 2)
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January 12, 2017 04:27 AM PST
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On this week's XpertHR Weekly, which is the second part of a two-part interview with special guest Max Winthrop, we continue our journey through a typical employment tribunal hearing. Max, an employment partner at Short Richardson & Forth LLP, explains what happens after both parties have given their evidence. He covers closing submissions, how the tribunal will deliver its judgment and deal with remedies, the recovery of costs and the lessons that can be learned from both victory and defeat.

Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Max Winthrop.

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