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Podcast: Gender pay gap reporting - what we have learnt so far
October 18, 2018 06:49 AM PDT
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XpertHR reward consultant Penne Cecil-Hutton joins us to share her insight into the steps employers are taking to address or improve the gender pay gap within their organisations, and the most common queries that employers have with preparing or interpreting gender pay gap figures.

We also round up what employers need to do to prepare for the next date of publication of gender pay gap reports in 2019.

Podcast: Postponing disciplinary and grievance hearings following Talon
October 04, 2018 01:15 AM PDT
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In the recent decision of Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld an earlier tribunal finding that an employer's refusal to postpone a disciplinary hearing because of the unavailability of the employee's companion led to the employee being unfairly dismissed.

Consultant editor, Darren Newman, explains the background to the case and its legal implications. We go on to discuss what employers can take from this decision and how they should be handling postponement requests as a result.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Darren Newman.

Podcast: XpertHR's key HR metrics and what we can learn from them
September 20, 2018 07:29 AM PDT
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Senior HR practice editor Noelle Murphy discusses the trends in key HR metrics gathered by XpertHR for over a decade. We cover movements in sickness absence rates, labour turnover - including rates among employees with less than 12 months' service - and changes in the ratio of HR practitioners to employees, and consider what these changes mean for HR and the wider business.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Noelle Murphy. Edited and produced by Chris Bryant

Podcast: Mental health first-aiders
September 06, 2018 06:09 AM PDT
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Embedding an effective mental health first-aid structure in your organisation is a key step to ensuring the mental wellbeing of your workforce.

Mental health first-aid instructor and management trainer, Peter Larkum, takes you through what you need to know about mental health first aid at work.

Podcast: What employers need to know about Brexit
August 09, 2018 07:41 AM PDT
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Louise Haycock, a senior manager at Fragomen and updating author at XpertHR, outlines where all things Brexit stand as of now for employers, what the end of free movement will mean for current and future employees from the European Economic Area and the implications of a "no deal" Brexit.

Louise also covers what steps HR can take to reassure any employees who may be directly affected by the end of free movement between the UK and the EU and key dates around the process.

Presenter Noelle Murphy is joined by Louise Haycock. Edited and produced by Chris Bryant.

Podcast: Responding to subject access requests
July 18, 2018 07:24 AM PDT
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The right to know who holds data about you and how it is being processed has long been a fundamental part of data protection law. The GDPR has brought in a renewed focus on transparency, and employers need to be prepared to respond quickly, should an employee or job applicant make a data subject access request.

We discuss the main changes in the procedure for responding to a subject access request under the GDPR regime and the practicalities of providing access to what could potentially be a large amount of data. We highight the resources on XpertHR that can help employers comply with their obligations.

Podcast: Five key cases for HR to look out for
July 05, 2018 07:17 AM PDT
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The headlines are being dominated by "gig economy" employment status cases, but there are plenty of other important employment law cases coming up. We discuss the potential implications for employers of forthcoming rulings on whistleblowing, data protection, restrictive covenants, covert CCTV and violence at work-related social events.

Podcast: Enhancing shared parental pay
June 21, 2018 06:31 AM PDT
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In the recent decision in Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal opened up the question of whether or not an employer's policy of giving a period of full pay to mothers on maternity leave, but paying only statutory shared parental pay to partners, is indirectly discriminatory.

Douglas Leach, who represents Mr Hextall in the case and is a barrister at Guildhall chambers, outlines the case and explains the potential implications of the decision for employers.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Douglas Leach. Edited and produced by Chris Bryant.

Podcast: Kicking off the World Cup in the workplace
June 07, 2018 07:11 AM PDT
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With the World Cup 2018 starting on 14 June, we can safely say that football fever is about to arrive in the workplace. We discuss how employers can make the World Cup a home win by taking advantage of all the employment engagement opportunities that this event can bring.

We look at some issues that might arise during the World Cup and we take a look at two employment law cases, Post Office v Liddiard and May & Baker Ltd (t/a Sanofi-Aventis Pharma) v Okerago, concerning employee conduct during this sporting celebration.

Presenter Noelle Murphy is joined by Fiona Cuming.

Podcast: Restrictive covenants - protecting your business
May 24, 2018 03:24 AM PDT
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Enforcing the protection that restrictive covenants provide can be difficult and legally complex, particularly at a time when key commercial interests are at stake and emotions are running high.

Special guest, Patrick Brodie, Head of Employment at law firm RPC and XpertHR contributing author, takes you through what you need to know about restrictive covenants to protect your business effectively.

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