HR Guides

Free HR guides

To give you an introduction to some of the more popular HR topics, we have provided a selection of human resources guides below. This list is by no means exhaustive but we have chosen those topics which some of our clients phone the advice line for.

As the HR guides are an introduction only please contact us for an informal discussion if you require more information.

Recruitment and Selection

Recruitment and selection and getting the recruitment process right is not easy and on average it costs up to £10,000 to recruit a new employee; getting it wrong can cost a business more than three times that amount…

Planning an Induction Programme

Planning an induction programme is designed to ensure that new employees settle into their employment easily to enable them to become effective as soon as possible…

Training and Development

The benefits of training and development on a business performance, productivity and employee morale have long been proven; training and development provides both the company as a whole and individuals with benefits…

Employee Reward and Benefit

Employee Reward and Benefit covers how employees are rewarded in accordance with their value to an organisation. It is appropriate to consider both financial and non-financial rewards and embrace the strategies, policies, structures and processes…

Grievance, Mediation, Disciplinary

Employers should follow the basic practical guidance outlined in the revised ACAS Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance…

National Minimum Wage

Employers should be aware that it is a criminal offence not to comply with the National Minimum Wage and also the National Living Wage …

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Performance Management

Performance management brings together many of the elements that make up the successful practice of people management.  The area of performance management can be complex and is often misunderstood…

 

Attendance Management

Employee absence is a significant cost to businesses. Effective absence management involves finding a balance between providing support to help employees who have health problems…

 

Annual Leave

The statutory written statement of main terms and conditions of employment must include confirmation of the amount of annual leave to which an employee is entitled…

 

Maternity Rights

Employees are able to be absent from work for the duration of a period of Ordinary Maternity Leave of 26 weeks and a further period of Additional Maternity Leave period of 26 weeks…

 

Exit Management

When an employee leaves a business either through their own choice or that of their employer, it is important to consider many aspects that are often forgotten including conducting an exit interview…

Employee Handbook

A good Employee Handbook assists a business by setting out clearly the company rules and procedures, the standard that is expected of employees  …

Paternity Rights

Paternity Leave was introduced through the Employment Act 2002. Subject to certain qualifying requirements relevant employees are entitled to one or two weeks’ leave from work when the baby is born…

Adoption Rights

Since 1st April 2007 adoption leave and pay entitlements in relation to an adoption from within the United Kingdom, are as follows. Different rules apply where the adoption is from outside the United Kingdom…

Time off During Working Hours

Employees are entitled to a range of paid and unpaid time off during working hours i.e. any time when, in accordance with the Contract of Employment, an employee is required to be at work…

Flexible Working

The right to apply to work flexibly has been extended to all employees with over 26 weeks service. Employers are under a legal obligation to consider these requests seriously…

Employee Communication

Effective communication is important in the workplace so as to have a conducive and friendly atmosphere around the workplace. It helps in the increase of productivity and output which leads to the success of the business…

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