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No growth in Acas early conciliation notifications

The number of early conciliation notifications has levelled off according to Acas, which has published its 2016/17 annual report.
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Good work or bad? Reaction to the Taylor Review

11 Jul 2017

Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices is no different. Rob...

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Workers confused and concerned about employment status, claims Acas

7 Jul 2017

Many “gig economy” workers are confused about employment status and fear that raising concerns about it could affect their job...

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Employer insolvency: What lessons can be learned from Jaeger’s woes?

5 Jul 2017

Jaeger’s problems are the latest warning for employers to know their duties to staff in cases of employer insolvency. Chris...

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Three ways to prevent communication breakdown in teams

22 Jun 2017

Employees rate bad communication as one of the key reasons they feel disengaged with employers. So how can HR support...

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Top 10 HR questions May 2017: Some other substantial reason

5 Jun 2017

Perhaps the general election means that the collective HR consciousness has its mind elsewhere, or maybe it’s the effect of...

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Eurostar staff picketing outside London St Pancras station in 2016. Will new picketing laws lead to  new forms of industrial action? Tolga Akmen/LNP/REX/Shutterstock

What do the new picketing laws mean in practice for employers?

31 May 2017

New picketing laws came into force in March designed to prevent trade unions adopting intimidating tactics during industrial action. Nick...

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announces the party's election manifesto. Could his huge programme of employment law reform be achieved while simultaneously negotiating Brexit?  Photo: Peter MacDiarmid/REX/Shutterstock

General election 2017: which party will shake up employment law the most?

30 May 2017

With the general election approaching, consultant editor at XpertHR Darren Newman examines the Labour and Conservative manifestos to see where...

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Employees can feel overwhelmed by too many changes, so how you present them is hugely important
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Behavioural science and employee engagement: Is HR doing enough?

24 May 2017

Behavioural science and its role in the workplace is becoming better understood all the time. Dominic Wylie looks at some...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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Six ways every employer should be using video (webinar)

9 May 2017

ON DEMAND | Tues 6 June 2017, 2pm. We explore six ways that employers should use video – and not just in their L&D...

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Nicola Thorp was sent home for wearing flat shoes. Her petition attracted 152,000 signaturesKen McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Government to publish workplace dress code guidance following high heels petition

21 Apr 2017

New guidance on workplace dress codes will be published by the Government, but

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Government consults on new trade union fines

10 Apr 2017

Trade unions are facing fines of up to £20,000 for breaking governance rules, under plans being consulted on by the...

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Steve Hedley, senior assistant general secretary of the RMT union at a protest in November 2016 against Southern Rail's plans to scrap guards on trains. Will new laws prevent strikes like this? Rob Pinney/LNP/REX/Shutterstock

Trade Union Act 2016: employers should be aware of key changes

7 Apr 2017

The Trade Union Act 2016 is now law, but will it prevent strikes like those in recent months by staff...

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How should HR react to demands to manage out employees?

28 Mar 2017

If employees aren’t working out, managers can be impatient to move them out of the organisation. How can HR strike...

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