Details on the policies, practices and pitfalls of UK HR

HR Policy Surveys

Details on policies and practices, problems and pitfalls in UK HR

Alan Jones' series of reports on HR policies and practices currently operating in UK companies gives you access to the experience of hundreds of HR professionals. The contributors to these reports have shared the details of how they deal with complex areas of human resources management, their problems and solutions. For more details on the Policy Surveys run by Alan Jones & Associates, use the links below.

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Company Car

HR and Reward professionals need good, accurate market information on company cars and car allowances. Our Car survey, running now for over 20 years, shows that many companies see company cars as an increasingly important part of their benefit packages. The combination of corporate responsibility and environmental pressure means both that cars are coming back, allowances are decreasing and that, when you develop your car policy, you need to look very closely at what you give when you give a car.

Company Car Survey

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"Our survey of company car policy is designed to show you how companies decide who gets what car (or car/cash allowance) and when."

Features Of The Report:

  • Allocation of status/perk cars - rules governing perk cars, e.g. salary level, grade, Hay points, job
  • Salary levels at which perk cars are given (by function)
  • Car analysis by salary level (4 Director level salary bands, 11 levels below Director), including analysis of car allowances for each level
  • Composition of car fleets by manufacturer
  • Car cleaning/garaging allowances
  • Use of driving courses
  • Insurance cover
  • Environmental policies
  • Mileage rates for use of own vehicle on business
  • Policies for use of pool and hire cars

The Company Car Survey Report 2017 is available to buy now. An electronic copy (pdf) costs £235, hard copies are £255 (including postage & packaging). To purchase the survey order here or contact us for more information.


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Redundancy

The Redundancy Policy survey examines redundancy packages using several typical examples. The survey includes analysis of redundancy pay.

Redundancy Policy Survey

2015 Report:

Our Redundancy Policy survey is an in-depth look at policies and practices currently operating in UK companies. In this new report we look at recent trends in redundancy experience, measures taken to avoid redundancy, selection procedures, outplacement, as well as looking at redundancy payments. The survey gives analysis of UK pay policy showing the range of payments both including and excluding companies that pay statutory redundancy only.

The redundancy policies in place in UK companies are shown both through details given by participants in the survey as well as through a number of policies submitted and reproduced. The survey is intended to help those who are responsible for devising, changing or implementing redundancy policies.

113 UK companies contributed full details to this survey.

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The Redundancy Policy Survey Report 2015 is available to buy now. An electronic copy (pdf) costs £225, hard copies are £235 (including postage & packaging). To purchase the survey order here or contact us for more information.

Maternity

Our Maternity & Childcare Policy Survey Report is produced every 2-4 years. It is a full review of what companies offer in terms of leave and pay as well as any other policies designed to help their female staff with the maternity and return to work periods. Information for the 2015 Report was published in October 2015 and is based on policies as at 1st July.

Maternity & Childcare

2015 Report: now available to buy.

A comprehensive review of maternity & childcare policies and practices in UK companies. Our Maternity & Childcare Policy Survey Report is produced every 2-4 years. It is a full review of what companies offer in terms of leave and pay as well as any other policies designed to help their staff deal with their jobs and their maternity/paternity/adoption entitlements and responsibilities. Information for the 2015 Report was published in October 2015 and is based on policies as at 1st July.

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The survey covers:

  • Statutory and additional maternity pay
  • Statutory and additional maternity leave
  • Paternity leave and pay
  • Keep in touch arrangements
  • Arrangements for those involved in adoption
  • Arrangements for those involved in fertility treatment

Maternity & Childcare

The Maternity & Childcare Policy Survey Report 2015 is available to buy now. An electronic copy (pdf) costs £225, hard copies are £235 (including postage & packaging). To purchase the survey order here or contact us for more information.

Shift & Overtime

Detailed analysis of pay and policies in UK companies for shift working and overtime including time off in lieu, standby and call-out. Our Shift & Overtime survey is carried out every two years of policies for the most typical shift patterns.

Shift & Overtime Policy

2015 Report:

Detailed analysis of pay and policies in UK companies for shift working and overtime including time off in lieu, standby and call-out. Our Shift & Overtime survey is carried out every two years. This survey provides those with shift working with a detailed overview of policies for the most typical shift patterns including hours, shift cycles, shift crew numbers, meal and tea breaks, shift premia, etc. Data is presented company by company in order to give a complete picture of the shift pattern arrangements of each company.

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The following shift patterns are covered:

  • 7 Day 24 Hour
  • 5 Day 24 Hour
  • Double Day 5 Days - 5 & 7 Days
  • Regular Night Shift - 5 & 7 Days
  • 7 Day Day
  • Rostered Weekend working

Holiday calculation and out-of-hours catering arrangements are also covered for shift workers as well as questions on the provision and level of shift compensation for shift workers taken off shift.

For those with overtime payments the survey examines: the policies in place to determine who receives overtime pay; actual payments; how overtime is controlled. It also looks at the experiences of those who have stopped overtime payments.

Arrangements for companies offering time off in lieu is covered, including: when time off in lieu is given; problems operating time off in lieu; and what level of time off in lieu is given.

For standby and call-out the survey looks at who is on standby/is called out, what payments are made, what is guaranteed, what is done when calls are dealt with over the phone, etc.

This survey is an invaluable overview of shift, overtime, standby and call-out. It is a must if you operate using any of them.

The Shift & Overtime Policy Survey Report 2015 is now available to buy. An electronic copy (pdf) costs £215, hard copies are £235 (including postage & packaging). To purchase the survey order here or contact us for more information.