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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Organisation design

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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    Maternity, paternity and adoption rights

     September 2014

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

     
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    HR business partnering

     August 2014

    Introductory guidance covering what HR business partnering is, how the model has developed and how widely it has been adopted. Consders the role of HR business partners. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Competence and competency frameworks

     August 2014

    Introductory guidance on competence and its use in HR. Outlines the basic principles and application of competency frameworks. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Learning methods

     August 2014

    Introductory guidance covering the types of workplace-based and off-site learning methods, and how appropriate methods should be chosen. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Employment law developments in 2013 and 2014

     August 2014

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

     
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    Immigration law changes

     July 2014

    This member-only factsheet gives an overview of the UK's points-based immigration system, outlines employers' duties and liabilities when employing migrant workers, and comments on findings from our research. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Discipline and grievances at work

     July 2014

    Introductory guidance covering the law and good practice in handling discipline and grievance issues. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Retention of HR records

     July 2014

    Introductory guidance offering a checklist of recommendations for various types of personnel documents, based on legal requirements and good practice. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Zero-hours contracts

     July 2014

    Introductory guidance on zero-hours contracts including good practice pointers. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Equal pay

     July 2014

    Introductory guidance on the gender pay gap, covering the legislation and giving recommendations on good practice. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
 
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