Factsheets

Factsheets provide introductory guidance on a range of HR, learning and development and employment law issues. They include useful links and reading lists for further research, and are updated regularly. Many include the CIPD viewpoint.
 

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Employer supported volunteering

Introductory guidance covering what's meant by employer-supported volunteering, the different forms it might take, its benefits from employers, employees and the community, and UK government policy developments. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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    Maternity, paternity and adoption rights

     June 2016

    Introductory guidance covering the most important UK maternity rights, paternity rights and rights for those who adopt a child, with guidance for employers. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Occupational health

     June 2016

    Introductory guidance covering the context, role and benefits of occupational health, the services offered and issues of confidentiality and consent. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Health and safety at work

     June 2016

    Introductory guidance covering the UK law on health and safety at work, and employers' obligations. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Leadership

     June 2016

    Introductory guidance on the attributes of leadership, the differences between leadership and management, how leaders can be developed and HR leadership. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    The role of line managers in HR

     June 2016

    Introductory guidance covering line managers' roles in delivering HR processes and practices, and the qualities and skills they need to deliver HR successfully. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Organisation development

     June 2016

    Introductory guidance covering definitions and a brief history of organisation development. Discusses the link between OD and human resource management. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Organisation design

     June 2016

    Introductory guidance outlining approaches to organisation design, types of organisational structures and factors influencing organisational design choices. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Employment law developments in 2015 and 2016

     June 2016

    Summarises the major employment law developments and expected changes, and gives links for keeping up-to-date.

     
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    Employee contracts and handbooks in Ireland

     June 2016

    This Irish employment law factsheet for CIPD members gives introductory guidance on employee contracts and handbooks.

     
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    Pre-employment checks

     May 2016

    Introductory guidance outlining the checks UK employers need to consider when recruiting staff. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
 
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