XpertHR podcasts

Podcast: Forecasts for pay awards in 2017/2018

March 24,2017 on

Private-sector organisations have predicted their pay awards. In this podcast we look at the median basic pay increase employers are expecting to award employees in the year 2017/18.

Podcast: What do the recent cases on worker status mean for employers?

Shared from on 17 March 2017

In this week's podcast, we discuss the reasons behind the decisions in Uber, CitySprint and Pimlico Plumbers. We explore the factors that employers may wish to consider where they are engaging individuals on a self-employed basis.

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Podcast: Is your workplace dress code sexist?

Shared from on 10 March 2017

Requirements for women to wear high heels, make-up and a skirt were common in the 1970s, but do such requirements have any place in a 21st-century employer's dress code? In this week's podcast, we discuss the recent controversy around sexism in workpla...

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Podcast: Employment law update with Darren Newman

Shared from on 3 March 2017

We discuss the key employment law trends and changes that are affecting the HR landscape, including: gender pay gap reporting; the Trade Union Act 2016; public-sector exit payments and employment status.

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Podcast: Justifying indirect discrimination

Shared from on 24 February 2017

In this week's podcast, we explore the steps that you can take to reduce the risk of having an indirectly discriminatory provision, criterion or practice. We also discuss what to take into account when deciding whether or not indirect discrimination ca...

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Podcast: The apprenticeship levy – April 2017

Shared from on 22 February 2017

We discuss the key features of the apprenticeship levy, which is due to come into force in April 2017.

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Podcast: Disciplinary investigations and hearings, and dismissals

Shared from on 22 February 2017

In this week's feature-length podcast, we are joined by special guests Nicky Stibbs and Max Winthrop to discuss some common areas of concern around the termination of employment.

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Podcast: Pay forecasts for 2017

Shared from on 22 February 2017

We discuss pay award levels in 2016 and the likely level of employee pay increases in the year ahead.

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Webinar: Managing international assignments in an uncertain world

Shared from on 22 February 2017

Juliet Carp and David Remedios discuss the current legal and practical considerations for managing overseas assignments.

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Podcast: Absence rates and managing sickness absence

Shared from on 22 February 2017

We discuss sickness absence rates for 2015 and the associated costs, and the steps that employers can take to successfully manage sickness absence.

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Podcast: Managing an HR change

Shared from on 22 February 2017

In this week's feature-length podcast, we are joined by special guest Debra Cadman to discuss how to ensure an HR change is a success.

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Podcast: Requesting flexible working after maternity leave

Shared from on 22 February 2017

We look at flexible working requests, focusing on the issues that may arise when women returning from maternity leave request a change to their working hours.

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Podcast: How to avoid a workplace nightmare this Christmas

Shared from on 22 February 2017

We recap on the traditional guidance for employers on misconduct at the work Christmas party. We also examine issues employers might face this Christmas around attendance and absence.

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Podcast: Pensions auto-enrolment

Shared from on 22 February 2017

We explain how the pensions auto-enrolment rules work and provide some practical tips to help employers comply with their obligations.

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Podcast: Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation

Shared from on 22 February 2017

We discuss the extensive data protection changes coming into effect and how employers can begin their preparations.

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