Podcast: Primer on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
June 08, 2017 02:47 AM PDT
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.
June 01, 2017 06:40 AM PDT
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
May 25, 2017 02:12 AM PDT
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;
Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Susie Munro.Podcast: National minimum wage
May 18, 2017 06:03 AM PDT
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
May 11, 2017 01:46 AM PDT
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
May 04, 2017 07:53 AM PDT
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
April 26, 2017 06:40 AM PDT
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;
Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Sarah Anderson.Podcast: Short-term sickness absence in the workplace
April 20, 2017 07:44 AM PDT
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
April 12, 2017 05:43 AM PDT
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.
April 06, 2017 05:58 AM PDT
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.
Compliance, good practice and benchmarking for UK human resources professionals
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