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Dec 15, 2016

In this week's podcast, we discuss the latest trends and challenges in a competitive recruitment market, including skills shortages and the time and cost to hire. We also look at candidate attraction and job application methods, as well as the role of line managers. Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Jo Jacobs.

Dec 8, 2016

In this week's podcast, we predict the key cases for 2017. We explain why employment status in the gig economy will be a big talking point, and flag up a major equal pay case against a private-sector employer. We also explain how case law on the definition of "in the public interest" in whistleblowing is expected to...

Dec 1, 2016

In this week's feature-length podcast, Sarah Thompson, employment lawyer and Certified Information Privacy Professional, explains the key features of the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679 EU) (GDPR) and guides employers through the practical steps that they will need to take to ensure compliance....

Nov 24, 2016

We discuss practical steps that employers can take to avoid bad behaviour, such as sexual harassment and fighting, at their workplace Christmas party. We also look at attendance and absence issues involving: unauthorised absence; refusal to work overtime; annual leave requests; and attendance allowances.

Nov 17, 2016

In this week's feature-length podcast, our special guest, payroll consultant Kate Upcraft, explains the pensions auto-enrolment requirements and the impact that they have on employers' duties in relation to pension provision. Presenter Clio Springer is joined by Kate Upcraft.