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Bringing you must-have employment law guidance and HR best practice - from the team behind XpertHR, the UK's leading online HR resource.

Aug 25, 2016

This week's podcast focuses on recruitment. We look at the results of our recent survey on graduate recruitment, including the starting salaries organisations are paying graduates and trends in how organisations attract graduate candidates. We also give an overview of probationary periods, including dismissal during or...


Aug 18, 2016

Various issues can arise when employees take holiday. An employee may fail to return to work when due, or the employer may not have granted the leave in the first place. We discuss how employers can limit and deal with this type of unauthorised absence, as well as the steps that employers can take if employees fail to...


Aug 11, 2016

Drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace can be a sensitive topic. We discuss how employers can support employees with substance misuse issues and respond to drug- or alcohol-related incidents in the workplace. We also provide guidance on drug and alcohol testing and discuss recent employment tribunal cases in this...


Aug 4, 2016

Five years on from the abolition of the default retirement age, we highlight four key retirement issues that have come before the tribunals and courts. Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Stephen Simpson.