Gender Pay Gap Reporting Guide 2023

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‘Gender pay gap’ refers to the difference between the average earnings of men and women across an organisation. The Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations were introduced in 2017 to make it a legal obligation for employers to take action to identify and publish any gender pay gaps within their organisation. Under the regulations, organisations with […]

Absence Management: Best Practice For Employers

Time lost due to employee absence costs employers, both in relation to the unworked hours and in the time needed to manage the absence, arrange cover and provide support where required on the return to work. But absences from work are an inevitable part of running an organisation, where staff may be off work for […]

AI for HR: Risks & Opportunities

AI is set to fundamentally disrupt organisations, creating dynamic, ever-evolving workplaces. In the context of HR, AI presents both advantages and disadvantages, with the potential to reimagine HR roles, functions, strategies and operations.   Benefits of AI for HR When it comes to the use of technology in any given context, there are both potential benefits and […]

Managing Enhanced Maternity Pay

Providing employees with enhanced contractual rights when it comes to maternity pay can help to attract and retain top talent within the workforce. However, employers should first understand how enhanced maternity pay provisions operate in practice, from how these differ to statutory maternity pay to the conditions that can be used to qualify any enhanced […]

How to Support Employees Returning to Work After Stress Leave

Work-related stress is a painful reality for so many employees and a costly problem for too many employers, from reduced employee engagement to increased absenteeism and staff turnover rates. Yet, by putting the right support measures in place, employers can help to minimise an employee’s suffering, as well as the negative impact of this on […]

Nurturing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

In today’s fast-changing technological environment, an employer needs to recognise the many strengths of neurodiverse individuals: creativity, innovation, outside-the-box thinking, problem-solving skills, unique perspectives and insights, perseverance and resilience. These qualities can, with effective support and understanding, give businesses a competitive edge. The following guide for employers, line managers and HR personnel examines what is […]

Recruitment Tips for Employers

In the current war for talent, employers have to ensure their recruitment programmes are optimised to help select and attract the best candidates. But recruiting the right candidate for a vacant position can be a long and frustrating process. This process is also fraught with risk, not only in terms of finding the right fit for […]

Review Your Sickness Absence Policy

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Employers should have in place a suitable and up-to-date sickness policy, designed to promote the health and wellbeing of their workforce through the effective management of absence due to ill health. The following guide provides advice for employers on the importance of reviewing and maintaining their company’s sickness policy.   What should a sickness policy […]

Open Hiring: Pros & Cons

Open hiring, or open recruitment as it is also commonly known, is the practice of hiring on a first-to apply basis. In this guide for employers, we discuss what open hiring is and how it works in practice. We also examine the pros and cons of open hiring, the key legal risks for employers when […]

Managing Menopause in the Workplace

Menopause in the workplace

Helping women feel supported in their workplace as they experience the menopause is beneficial both to employees and employers. But following a number of recent tribunal claims against employers for failing to meet their duties, employers are under increasing pressure to ensure they are providing employees experiencing the menopause with adequate support. Guidance published in […]