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A weekly review highlighting latest additions to the award-winning subscription service for human resources professionals, focusing on UK employment law compliance, good practice and HR benchmarking.

A weekly review highlighting latest additions to the award-winning subscription service for human resources professionals, focusing on UK employment law compliance, good practice and HR benchmarking.
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A weekly review highlighting latest additions to the award-winning subscription service for human resources professionals, focusing on UK employment law compliance, good practice and HR benchmarking.

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English


Episodes

Podcast: HR careers

10/12/2017
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Special guest Brad Taylor, Head of People at CIPD, joins us to discuss the findings of the XpertHR HR careers survey 2017 and provides a valuable insight into the HR profession.

Duration: 00:10:19


Podcast: TUPE mythbusters (part 2)

9/28/2017
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In the second part of our two-part podcast on TUPE, special guests Patrick Brodie and Kelly Thomson clear up some common TUPE myths.

Duration: 00:17:47


Podcast: TUPE mythbusters (part 1)

9/21/2017
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In part one of our two-part podcast on TUPE, we discuss how to inform and consult employees on a TUPE transfer to ensure as smooth a transfer as possible. Special guests Patrick Brodie and Kelly Thomson, TUPE specialists at law firm RPC and XpertHR contributing authors, run through their top tips on informing and consulting.

Duration: 00:15:54


XpertHR podcast 8 Sept 2017

9/7/2017
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We look at a recent High Court decision concerning the suspension of an employee, and offer practical advice on the approach employers should take towards suspension.

Duration: 00:14:40


Podcast: Handling grievances

8/31/2017
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Employers have a degree of flexibility when deciding how to deal with employee grievances. We look at how to take a common sense approach to grievances, including when to take informal action, what to do if employees are reluctant to get involved with a formal procedure, and the potential outcomes to consider. Presenter Qian Mou is joined by Susie Munro.

Duration: 00:10:52


Podcast: Constructive dismissal explained

8/24/2017
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Employers continue to be confused by the concept of constructive dismissal. Max Winthrop, employment partner at Short Richardson & Forth LLP, explains constructive dismissal, including: what action on the part of an employer may entitle an employee to resign; the level of connection required between the employer's actions and the employee's resignation; and strategies for defending a constructive dismissal claim in the employment tribunal.

Duration: 00:17:39


Podcast: Dealing with covert recordings

8/17/2017
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Employers are increasingly required to deal with employees covertly recording disciplinary and grievance meetings. With the prevalence of sophisticated recording devices, including mobile phones, this trend is likely to continue. In this week's podcast, we discuss how an employer should deal with covert recordings. In particular we look at the cases of Punjab National Bank (International) Ltd and others v Gosain and Zia and others v Brighton University Foundation Trust and others and offer...

Duration: 00:07:26


Podcast: Holiday pay includes voluntary overtime

8/10/2017
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In the recent decision in Dudley Council v Willets and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal found that regular voluntary overtime carried out by employees should be included in the calculation of holiday pay. Nick Chronias, employment partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP, explains the legal implications of the decision for employers. We go on to discuss what employers should be doing differently as a result of the decision. Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Nick Chronias.

Duration: 00:15:16


Podcast: The abolition of employment tribunal fees

8/3/2017
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In a landmark judgment on 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court, in the case of R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor, found that employment tribunal fees prevented access to justice and were unlawful. Laurie Anstis, employment lawyer and part-time employment judge, takes us through what this judgment means for employers including the likely short-term and long-term implications.

Duration: 00:18:06


Podcast: Training line managers in absence management

7/27/2017
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We discuss how employers are training managers to deal with this important issue.

Duration: 00:14:07


Podcast: The Taylor review

7/20/2017
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Fiona Rushforth, senior associate at law firm Wedlake Bell, joins us to discuss the key principles and recommendations of Matthew Taylor's review of modern employment practices. We look at what this review means for employers and in particular, we discuss the following recommendations: the renaming of worker status to dependent contractor status; changes to the worker status test; closing the loophole that allows agency workers to be paid less than employees doing the same job; the...

Duration: 00:11:37


Podcast: Managing an underperforming employee

7/13/2017
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In this week's podcast, we look at how employers can manage poorly performing employees in an effective and proactive manner. In particular, we cover: giving feedback to underperforming employees; the standard of performance that is expected of employees; following a fair performance management process; and redeployment in the context of poorly performing employees. We also briefly look at Matthew Taylor's review of modern employment practices. Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by...

Duration: 00:10:46


Podcast: Case law update

7/6/2017
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We provide a mid-year round-up of high profile employment cases in 2017. We discuss two disability discrimination cases relating to absence management (O'Brien v Bolton St Catherine's Academy) and recruitment (Government Legal Service v Brookes). We also look at one of the first employment tribunal cases relating to shared parental pay (Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd) and two European Court of Justice cases on religious dress (Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions and Bougnaoui...

Duration: 00:17:33


Podcast: Identifying a selection pool for redundancy

6/28/2017
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Identifying the correct selection pool is a fundamental part of establishing a fair redundancy process. Getting this wrong at the outset can undermine the rest of the process. In this week's podcast, we provide practical advice on the factors to consider when identifying a selection pool. In particular, we look at: the steps an employer can take if there is no agreed procedure on pooling in place; what to do if only one person is affected by the redundancy; an employer's discretion over...

Duration: 00:09:54


Podcast: Reputational damage - five risk areas for employers

6/22/2017
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In this week's podcast, we discuss five areas in which the risk of reputational damage can be an issue for employers, and what HR professionals can do to reduce the risk of their organisation's reputation being damaged.

Duration: 00:12:50


Podcast: Interviewing effectively

6/15/2017
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Interviewing a candidate is one of the most challenging parts of the recruitment process. Preparing effectively can help to ensure that the outcome is successful, and that the interview is conducted in a fair and non-discriminatory manner. In this week's podcast, we discuss the problems that can occur during an interview and provide practical tips on how to get the most out of the process. Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Bar Huberman.

Duration: 00:10:51


Podcast: Primer on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

6/8/2017
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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....

Duration: 00:07:56


Podcast: Companions at disciplinary hearings - tricky scenarios for HR

6/1/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:12:21


Podcast: Planning an effective probationary period

5/25/2017
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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; setting expectations and objectives; addressing performance and conduct issues; extending the probationary period; and confirming the employee in post. Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Susie Munro.

Duration: 00:11:56


Podcast: National minimum wage

5/18/2017
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In this week's podcast, we explain the basics of the national minimum wage and highlight some of the pitfalls for employers.

Duration: 00:09:20

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