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Vodafone introduces “pioneering” worldwide maternity policy

Vodafone has today announced a minimum maternity policy that will apply across all 30 countries it operates in, becoming one...
Probationary periods are often three months long.

Six tips for effective probationary periods

While there is nothing in law that requires employers to use probationary periods, they are commonly used when an employee...

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HR Tech Talk: Big data and the importance of insight

Out of the wide range of HR software investments available, data analytics is attracting perhaps the greatest interest. In her...

Enforced subject access requests have allowed employers to reveal spent as well as unspent convictions. Photo: REX

Enforced subject access requests become illegal

From 10 March 2015, employers that use enforced subject access requests to expose job applicants with criminal convictions will be...

Four key steps to get started with HR analytics

Four key steps to get started with HR analytics

HR analytics offers huge opportunities for organisations, but getting started can be daunting. Michael Carty reports from last week’s CIPD...

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Early conciliation boosted by holiday pay decisions, says Acas

The number of notifications Acas received from workers considering an employment tribunal claim rose sharply after the recent landmark decisions...

Should HR be the guardians of protected disclosures?

Whistleblowing: do we need “guardians” or should this fall to HR?

The latest report by Sir Robert Francis looks at how employers in the NHS should deal with whistleblowers fairly. But...

HR questions in february were dominated by issues around e-cigarettes

Top 10 HR questions in February 2015: E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes and smoking policies were on employers’ minds last month, with the first tribunal decision involving disciplinary action for using...

Serial litigant banned from tribunal claims

Serial litigant banned from further tribunal claims

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) granted an indefinite restriction of proceedings order preventing further...

Obtaining a medical report can be difficult with uncooperative employees

How to manage sickness issues with uncooperative employees

If an employee will not consent to a medical examination, or to the disclosure of a medical report, what can...

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