HR Podcasts

Confront toxic cultures: Steve Browne talks to Oven-Ready HR

Considered by many to be the parish priest of HR, Steve Browne has for the last 30 years evangelised about...

The post-lockdown office: Mark Kass talks to Oven-Ready HR

29 Jan 2021

‘Social entrepreneur’ Mark Kass, takes us through the highs and lows of operating a co-working and business centre operation during...

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HR is not about HR: Dave Ulrich talks to Oven-Ready HR

19 Jan 2021

Beginning a new series of interviews with prominent HR leaders, prominent HR thinker Professor Dave Ulrich talks to the Oven-Ready...

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Seven tips for preparing a redundancy selection criteria matrix

19 Jan 2016

An employer that has identified a pool of employees at risk of redundancy must follow a fair procedure when deciding...

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A personality clash is a situation that could lead to a fair dismissal for some other substantial reason

What are “some other substantial reason” dismissals? (podcast)

25 Nov 2015

When can an employer rely on “some other substantial reason” (SOSR) to dismiss, for the dismissal to be fair?


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Considering suitable alternative employment is an important part of a redundancy procedure.

Suitable alternative employment: five tips for employers in a redundancy situation

21 Oct 2015

Considering suitable alternative employment for employees at risk of redundancy is an important part of a fair redundancy procedure. When...

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Trade Unions Bill: special two-part podcast

20 Oct 2015

Michael O’Leary, Ryanair CEO, said this summer that “strikes should not be the first club in the golf bag you...

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Probationary periods are often three months long.

Six tips for effective probationary periods

6 Mar 2015

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

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Dealing with a grievance

Five steps for dealing with a grievance raised by one employee about another

28 Jan 2015

When an employee raises a grievance, it is often about another employee. It could be an allegation of bullying by...

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Friday Podcast: angry CIPD staff criticise Orme; the Budget wishlists; and companies fail to follow redundancy procedures

17 Apr 2009

HR news and analysis including:

angry CIPD staff have attacked CEO Jackie Orme’s handling of redundancies
employer representative bodies announce...

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Friday Podcast: Agency workers at BMW, Public sector pay freezes, and indirect discrimination warning

23 Feb 2009

HR news and analysis including: HR experts have warned of damage to reputation and following redundancies at BMW failure by...

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Friday Podcast: BMI pay dispute, benefits under threat and Twitter

6 Feb 2009

HR news and analysis including:

Pilots union BALPA criticises BMI after pay was taken back from employees’ account and then...

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Friday Podcast: Protests over lack of “British jobs for British workers”

30 Jan 2009

HR news and analysis including:

demonstrators protest over the use of foreign workers and failure of Gordon Brown to fulfill...

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Friday Podcast: Freedom of Information ruling on job applications

23 Jan 2009

HR news and analysis including:

HR directors fight back against the recession by focusing on training and development;
and a...

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Friday Podcast: MPs review Leitch skills targets and HR profession under fire

16 Jan 2009

HR news and analysis including: MPs condemn the Leitch Review skills targets, labelling them “unrealistic and unachievable”, and Leading HR...

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