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...
Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost: A tribunal found that a recreation of this scene from the film Ghost did not constitute sexual harassment. Photo: Paramount/Everett/REX

Tribunal watch: Re-enactment of Ghost film scene not sexual harassment

An employment tribunal has found that a line manager with a “predilection for innuendo” did not commit sexual harassment against...

Eddie Stobart v Moreman, an important case in TUPE service provision changes. Photo: David Bagnall/REX

TUPE service provision changes – which employees transfer?

Determining whether or not TUPE applies to an outsourcing or insourcing situation can be a headache for employers. Linda Glover...

Dress code research

Too tight or too loose: how does your dress code compare?

Tattoos, beards and piercings are just three fashions that may have challenged employers’ dress codes. Trends that may have felt...

HR Tech Talk: learning to love HR software

HR Tech Talk: Learning to love HR software

Western European businesses spent €2.5 billion on HR software systems in 2014, so how can HR professionals learn to love...

The Fit for Work website

How should HR respond to the Fit for Work service (assuming they’ve heard of it)?

The Government’s new Fit for Work service is being launched in stages throughout 2015, allowing employers to refer employees off...

personality clashes in the workplace - two men at loggerheads

Personality clashes in the workplace: five interesting employment cases

Personality clashes are the third most common cause of workplace conflict, according to an XpertHR survey. In what circumstances can...


Five ways to make sure global HR policies succeed

As globalisation continues, many employers with a multi-jurisdictional presence are introducing global HR policies that apply across their international business....

Inflation measures used by employers to guide pay awards

The rise of CPI: HR hedges its bets over inflation

Inflation, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), fell to its lowest ever level in January 2015, hitting just...

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: ”Zero hours contracts sum up what has gone wrong in the modern workplace". Photo: Richard Gardner/REX.

Number of zero hours contracts up by more than a quarter

The number of people on zero hours contracts has gone up by more than a quarter, according to the latest...

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