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Podcast: Getting to grips with people analytics
March 22, 2018 07:04 AM PDT
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People analytics is one of the most significant processes to affect the HR function - the business insight it offers can ensure HR enjoys a level of influence within organisations rarely seen before. Sjoerd van den Heuvel, a researcher and lecturer at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, and expert in people analytics, joins us to provide some practical guidelines on the hows and whys of getting involved. Presenter Noelle Murphy is joined by Sjoerd van den Heuvel.

Podcast: Common pitfalls in managing redundancies
March 08, 2018 07:21 AM PST
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Ensuring a redundancy process stands up to inspection while minimising the impact on remaining employees is a an ongoing challenge for HR practitioners. One of our oldest employment rights carries with it a series of common pitfalls. Max Winthrop, an employment law partner at Short Richardson and Forth LLP, joins us to give us the benefit of his experience of regularly advising on redundancy exercises, including how to ensure the consultation process is meaningful and ensuring selection criteria are fair and robust.

Podcast: Long-term sickness assessments after the demise of fit for work
February 22, 2018 05:43 AM PST
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Enabling the return to work of employees on long-term sickness absence remains an ongoing issue for employers, despite the Government's decision to close the Fit for Work assessment service, following low referral rates.

Eversheds Sutherland partner Naeema Choudry joins us to discuss what the demise of the service means for employers and the options available when assessing employees on long-term sickness absence.

Podcast: Are you at risk of backdated holiday claims?
February 08, 2018 05:49 AM PST
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In the recent decision of The Sash Window Workshop and another v King, the ECJ opened up the risk of unpaid holiday claims being brought by "workers" treated as self-employed. Nick Chronias, employment partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP, explains the implications of the decision and the steps employers can take to mitigate against the risk.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Nick Chronias.

Podcast: Leadership development - delivering a successful programme
January 25, 2018 04:16 AM PST
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The quality of leadership can distinguish a successful organisation from a struggling one. Nigel Paine, a learning and development specialist, author and broadcaster, joins us to explain why leadership development is so important and how organisations can deliver it to maximum effect.

Podcast: Workplace mediation - what is it and why use it?
January 11, 2018 02:21 AM PST
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Using mediation to resolve workplace conflict can be a highly effective tool for employers. Aled Davies, an expert in mediation, joins us to explain how mediation can take place at work and the benefits it can offer.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Aled Davies.

Podcast: Key employment cases for 2018 Save
December 07, 2017 08:05 AM PST
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We predict the key cases for 2018 and assess their likely impact. We explain why employment status will remain in the spotlight, and we discuss the ramifications of the ECJ's recent decision on holiday pay.

Gender pay gap reporting - where are we now?
November 23, 2017 04:15 AM PST
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With organisations having already published or preparing to publish their first gender pay gap reports, Mark Crail, content director for XpertHR, takes a look at where we are now, including:

  • the number of reports that have been published;
  • what reports should contain;
  • how to identify target audiences for reports; and
  • examples of good and bad reporting.

Presenter Zuraida Curtis is joined by Mark Crail.

Podcast: Handling redundancies where maternity rights apply
November 09, 2017 03:59 AM PST
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Handling redundancies where affected employees include those who are pregnant or on maternity leave can give rise to some tricky issues. Understanding what the law allows you to do, including the special protections that can apply, is crucial to ensuring a fair process.

Jo Broadbent, who is a professional support lawyer with Hogan Lovells, explains the key features of the law including: how the selection process operates; the duty to offer suitable alternative employment; entitlement to notice pay and statutory maternity pay; and strategies to deal with some of the common pitfalls.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Jo Broadbent.

Podcast: Emerging trends in employee engagement
October 26, 2017 03:20 AM PDT
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Kate Pritchard, director of research at ORC International, joins us to discuss emerging trends in employee engagement, including: the "Engage for Success" movement; the impact of technology; survey response rates and turnaround times; the frequency of surveys, together with the use of pulse surveys; and the potential impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
Presenter Noelle Murphy is joined by Kate Pritchard.

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