A round up of some HR and employment law-related stories - in addition to those already covered on the website - which have been making the news from 20 May to 2 June 2016.
Here is just a selection of some of the stories which have caught our eye, and which weâ€™ve covered on social media over the last two weeks. The full range can be seen on our social media channels â€“on Twitter (@HRBullets) and ourÂ company LinkedIn pages.
- Presenteeism: perhaps itâ€™s not all bad? Interesting contribution to the debate from thisÂ IES report.
- Labour turnover: latestÂ EEF dataÂ shows increase in turnover in the manufacturing sector, with a return to levels last seen in 2009.
- Flexible working: while thereâ€™s been an increase in â€˜qualityâ€™ jobs being advertised on a flexible working basis, itâ€™s still less than 10% of advertised vacancies according to theÂ Flexible Jobs Index 2016.
- Self-certification: the BMA has wants the 7-day self-certification period extended to 14 days. The Faculty of Occupational MedicineÂ isnâ€™t convinced.
- Cancer:Â researchÂ from Check4Cancer which contains some useful tips on handling cancer in the workplace.
- ACAS conciliation:Â research paper from ACASÂ looking at the effects of its conciliation scheme on tribunal claims; headline claim is that it has helped prevent 7 out of 10â€™ potential tribunal claims. ThisÂ blogÂ is the counterpoint to it.
- Non-compete clauses: BIS is exercised about the fact that such clauses are â€˜stifling innovationâ€™ and has issued aÂ â€˜call for evidenceâ€™. This has come in for a degree of criticism, perhaps best summed up in thisÂ article from Jonathan Chamberlain.
- The investigatorâ€™s role: does the ACAS guide on conducting investigations give rather confusing, or even wrong advice? Darren Newmanâ€™sÂ articleÂ thinks it does.
- Shared parental leave: a perhaps not wholly unsurprising finding fromÂ XpertHRÂ that the take up of SPL by employees is inextricably linked to whether or not employers enhance the SPL payable.