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New resources

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Webinar: General election - counting down the top 10 possible employment law changes

Now that a general election date has been set, what will happen to the employment law plans already announced by the current Government? And what changes are we likely to see after 4 July, no matter who is in power? In this 45-minute webinar we offer a countdown of the top 10 employment law proposals that are likely to have the biggest impact on employers. Register here.

25 June 2024

Commentary and insights: Deskless and disengaged. How can you stop me from leaving?

Deskless or frontline workers are the most disengaged employees in our organisations. We set out how HR can help make real change.

June 2024

Commentary and insights: Nine questions that will determine the future of AI regulation in the UK

The development of UK AI law at a crossroads. The EU's Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act, approved on 21 May 2024, will affect UK-based companies if their AI systems are sold or used within the EU. Meanwhile the general election on 4 July 2024 may reshape the UK Government's approach to AI regulation significantly. Understanding these dynamics is key for anyone involved in AI in the UK.

June 2024

Commentary and insights: What is an EOR? Meaning, purpose and benefits

Companies are realising the advantages of hiring workers internationally, but it can be tricky to recruit, pay and manage workers in foreign countries. If you don't have legal entities in the countries where you want to hire, working with an employer of record (EOR) is the easiest way to leverage a global workforce.

June 2024

Commentary and insights: Six tips to get your "right" rewards

With your reward programmes making up such a large percentage of your company's budget, it's no surprise that you need to be able to explain and prove their ROI. You need to get them "right". To help you, we set out six things to think about and address.

June 2024

Podcast: Misclassification risks and other global hiring tips and traps 

Miranda Zolot, general counsel at Zolot, discusses some dos and don'ts when you're hiring globally.

June 2024

Pay trends June 2024: Survey analysis and Benchmarking - HR Metrics

Our review of pay awards in the three months to the end of May 2024. Benchmarking - HR Metrics has the full data from the survey, searchable by sector and organisation size.

June 2024

Model total rewards statement

Use this model statement to communicate to employees the composition and value of their total reward package. Total rewards statements help employers reinforce their commitment to their workforce and showcase the investment in them, thereby promoting employee engagement.

June 2024

Employee opinion survey on pay and benefits

Use this model form to understand employee perception and opinion on the organisation's pay and benefits offering. The information gathered can be used to inform and assess strategies aimed at attracting, retaining and motivating talent at your organisation. 

June 2024

How to measure and report an ethnicity pay gap

While ethnicity pay gap reporting is not yet mandatory, many organisations are choosing to publish their figures voluntarily, recognising the benefits that this can bring to the organisation and wider society. This guide will help employers to measure and report their ethnicity pay gap, in line with current government guidance and in preparation for potential future statutory regulation.

June 2024

Commentary and insights: Why investing in L&D is a business imperative 

With budgets increasingly stretched, learning and development (L&D) may be falling to the bottom of HR's to-do list. But new research shows that the best-performing organisations have a strong L&D programme, which gives them a competitive edge. 

July 2024

Commentary and insights: Hiring across borders - Five compliance challenges and how to solve them

The remote work revolution has made it possible for companies to tap into the global talent pool and work with skilled professionals around the world. This means employers can overcome talent shortages, build more diverse teams and reduce costs. But global employers need to stay compliant in every jurisdiction in which they operate.

July 2024

Commentary and insights: Navigating career development in a multigenerational workforce 

With individuals, from Baby Boomers to Generation Z, bringing unique perspectives, aspirations and technological fluency, a "one-size-fits-all" approach to career development is no longer effective. Instead, fostering an environment of open communication, understanding and tailored support is paramount to unlocking the full potential of every employee.  

July 2024

Commentary and insights: Retirement and the pensionable age - what does the global employer need to know? 

It is important to know when your employees are legally entitled to retire and receive their full pension benefits. The starting point is to calculate an employee's pensionable and retirement ages - which is not always easy to do and will vary according to where they are in the world. We provide an overview of some important considerations.

July 2024

Podcast: Employment tribunal round-up - Misconduct dismissals

Susie Munro presents a round-up of recent employment tribunal cases dealing with misconduct dismissals following employee mistakes.

July 2024

Maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay 2024: Survey analysis and Benchmarking - HR metrics

Our research examines the provisions that organisations have in place for maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay. We also explore the additional support offered for parents returning to the workplace, policy drivers, and intentions around equal parental leave.

August 2024

Leading practice guide: Empowering ethnicity disclosure 

Data on ethnic diversity in your organisation is crucial, not only to assess current organisational diversity but also to shape future strategies that create an inclusive workplace. This guide will support HR leaders to initiate or improve ethnicity disclosure practices within their organisation.

Summer 2024

Updated resources

Updated resources on reward

Resources
  • How to develop a reward strategy
    Reviewed and updated to focus on practical guidance for HR and enhanced with more information on total rewards.

  • How to communicate with employees on pay and benefits
    Reviewed and updated to focus on practical guidance for HR and enhanced with information on total rewards statements.

Expected date

June 2024

 

Updates to reflect new code of practice on dismissal and re-engagement

Key information

The code will set out the process that employers should follow when proposing to make changes to terms and conditions of employment, if there is a prospect of dismissal and re-engagement. 

Resources
  • Updates to existing varying terms and conditions, procedure and other related template letters to help employers comply with the code.

Status

The draft code has been laid before Parliament.

Expected date

Summer 2024

Future updates 

New template policy on allocation of tips

Key information The Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 will require employers to have a written allocation of tips policy made available to staff if qualifying tips, gratuities or service charges are paid on more than an occasional and exceptional basis.
Resources
  • A new allocation of tips policy will help employers comply with this legislation.
Status

The Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 received Royal Assent in May 2023.

Expected date

Not yet known.

Update to reflect new right to neonatal care leave and pay

Key information The Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay Act will entitle eligible parents to take up to 12 weeks' neonatal care leave if their baby requires neonatal care and neonatal care pay if they meet further eligibility requirements. 
Resources
  • New neonatal care leave policy explaining the rights of employees to neonatal care leave.
  • Suite of template letters to help support employers.
Status This Bill was introduced on 15 June 2022 and became an Act of Parliament on 24 May 2023. 
Expected date

Not yet known.