Getting Started

In this guide we will show how the site works and introduce you to the features that will help you get to the resources you need.


Let's start with an overview of XpertHR's homepage and a navigational guide, where we have highlighted areas we think will be of use to you:

Tasks, Topics and Tools give you three ways to access XpertHR content. You can think of these as different doors to the same information, letting you choose the best way to access the resources you need. You can read more about each area in this guide.

Go to My Account to sign up for email newsletters and topic alerts, to ensure you are always up to date with the latest additions to XpertHR.

Access the latest Editor's Choice articles, which are the pick of the latest additions to XpertHR, as well as HR and employment-related News.

Quick Links highlights key contact and product information and provides direct access to areas such as What's New, Webinars and Podcasts. You can also find our popular HR Resource Centers which aggregate content from across the site for certain subjects or industries.

More information on our authors can be found through our Contributor's Spotlight.

Make XpertHR Your Homepage

You can make XpertHR your internet browser home page so that you can easily and quickly access the latest HR news and resources.

To do this in Internet Explorer, right click on the 'Home' button in your browser window and select 'Add or change home page'. You'll then see the option to make your home page or add it to you home page tabs.

If you use Mozilla Firebox, click the 'Tools' tab in the menu and select 'Options'. You'll then see the option to enter as your homepage.

To set your start-up page in Chrome, click the Chrome menu in the top-right corner of your window. Select 'Settings' and then under "On start-up," click 'Open a specific page or set of pages'. Click the link 'Set pages' where you can enter the XpertHR web address:

Understanding the Difference Between Tasks, Topics and Tools


To help you find what you need in seconds and save you valuable time, we've identified dozens of tasks likely to arise in the day-to-day activities of HR.

Each Task collects together XpertHR's most relevant legal, practical and good practice guidance to help you achieve a specific HR task, such as carrying out a disciplinary investigation or responding to a reference request from a prospective employer.

More information on how to use Tasks.


From Employee Benefits to Workplace Safety, XpertHR provides you with the latest guidance for over 300 HR topics, to help ensure you remain compliant with ever-changing state and federal employment laws.

XpertHR's editors tag every one of our thousands of articles with one or more HR topics, which means you can confidently use the "Topics" menu to find a range of resources and guidance. Our topics system provides you with a way to ensure you are always up to date when new content is added to XpertHR. It is also a key area for conducting research and helping to build business cases.

Don't miss Hot Topics on the right for quick links to current or popular subjects.


For your convenience, our editors allocate every article on XpertHR into a specific "Tool" corresponding to the type of information it contains. This means that, if you are looking for a particular type of information or resource - such as a model policy, a "how to" guide, a law report or a supervisor briefing - you can get direct access by going straight to the relevant place via the "Tools" menu.

More information on how to use Tools.

Download and share the tip sheet How to Find Key Resources for a reminder of the great tools and resources available to you as part of your subscription.

More Ways to Stay Informed


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