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.
March 30, 2017 04:34 AM PDT
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
March 23, 2017 09:43 AM PDT
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;
Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Jo Jacobs and Sheila Attwood.Podcast: What do the recent cases on worker status mean for employers?
March 16, 2017 04:49 AM PDT
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?
March 09, 2017 04:15 AM PST
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.
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