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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Shared parental leave

This factsheet for CIPD members provides an introductory overview of the new shared parental leave system and includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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    History of HR and the CIPD

     November 2014

    Outlines the development of the human resource management (HRM), human resource development (HRD), and the CIPD from the early 20th century to the present.

     
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    Bribery Act 2010

     November 2014

    An introduction to the Bribery Act 2010 which came into force on 1 July 2011. It summarises the offences and guiding principles of the law and suggests actions that organisations should take.

     
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    HR outsourcing

     November 2014

    Introductory guidance covering what outsourcing is, its various forms and alternatives, and moving to an outsourced HR arrangement. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Sex discrimination, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and employment

     November 2014

    Introductory guidance covering the law, good employment practices and including the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Pre-employment checks

     November 2014

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

     
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    Absence measurement and management

     November 2014

    Introductory guidance covering why absence from work matters, what policies need to contain, managing short term and long term absence, and the legal position. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Stress and mental health at work

     November 2014

    Introductory guidance covering what work-related stress is and the legal position. Describes how to deal with stress and mental health in the workplace. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

     
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    Zero-hours contracts

     November 2014

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

     
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    History of corporate governance

     October 2014

    An overview of the reports, reviews and legislation that have helped in the evolution of corporate governance.

     
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    Companies Act 2006

     October 2014

    An introductory overview of the key provisions of the Companies Act 2006 that have an impact on UK companies and their directors.

     
 
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