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Depending on the size and structure of your organisation, your HR department may be responsible for anything from recruitment, training, performance management, and talent management. It is key to understand their responsibilities and, if they do not manage all these aspects, how they fit in with those who do. For example, within smaller organisations, it may be that external agencies and suppliers take a lot of the responsibility for recruitment and training, leaving the HR department to focus on internal policies, performance management, day to day HR queries from employees and managers, etc.
an employee has made a data subject access request under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and wants to see a copy of their HR file. Do we have to supply them with the whole file? See Practice Note: Data subject rights—access
an employee mentioned something to me in passing about someone being bullied in their team. No official grievance has been raised. What should we do, if anything? See Practice Notes: Dealing with a grievance and General requirements for discipline and grievance procedures
we want to target ethnic minorities in a recruitment campaign for a role we are trying to fill. Can we do this? See: Protected characteristics—overview
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This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an arrangement constitutes a contract of insurance and the possible consequences of carrying on activities relating to a contract of insurance without the requisite regulatory permissionsThe
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Company directors are not, by virtue only of their office as director, automatically entitled under company law to remuneration for services as a director or to reimbursement of expenses incurred in rendering such services. Power to pay directors remuneration for their services will need to be
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