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Oct 27, 2016

In this week's podcast, we discuss pay award levels in 2016 and the likely level of employee pay increases in the year ahead. We take a look at the factors influencing employers' pay award decisions and other ways to engage employees through reward. Presenter Susan Dennehy is joined by Sheila Attwood.

Oct 20, 2016

In this week's podcast, we discuss sickness absence rates for 2015 and the associated costs, and the sickness absence trends that have emerged. We also look at the steps that employers can take to successfully manage sickness absence. Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Noelle Murphy and Sarah Anderson.

Oct 13, 2016

Matthew Lewis, employment partner at Squire Patton Boggs, explains the key features of the apprenticeship levy, due to come into force in April 2017. We discuss what it is and how it will impact on levy-paying and non-levy paying employers. We also offer practical guidance on what employers can do to get the most out...

Oct 6, 2016

In this week's feature-length podcast, Nicky Stibbs, freelance employment law writer, and Max Winthrop, employment partner at Short, Richardson & Forth LLP, answer key questions around disciplinary investigations and hearings, and dismissals, including: the Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures;...