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Free HR Guides

A series of free guides and resources on common HR & Employment Law issues. Each guide highlights any templates and policies that you can use to effectively and successfully support managing each issue.

🖹 Induction ⭳

The purpose of an induction procedure is to assist a new employee in the onboarding process.

🖹 Apprentice development record guidance ⭳

This is a guide for an Apprentice to assist them in maintaining a portfolio of evidence, which is something that may be required within their Apprentieship framework.

🖹 Handling a flexible working request ⭳

There is no set procedure for employers to follow when dealing with statutory requests for flexible working, but they must deal with such requests in a reasonable manner.

🖹 Absence improvement ⭳

This guide provides a framework to support improved attendance, and how to manage the situation where an improvement does not occur.

🖹 Return to work interviews ⭳

The primary purpose of a return to work interview is to welcome the employee back, discuss the reasons for their absence and confirm that they are fit to attend work.

🖹 Managing long term absence ⭳

Long term absence is usually defined as any continuous absence lasting for 28 calendar days or more.

🖹 Performance appraisal ⭳

This is a complete guide for an appraiser for how to implement successful performance appraisals.

🖹 Creating SMART goals ⭳

The SMART in SMART goals stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely.

🖹 Performance improvement plans ⭳

This guidance is designed to assist managers to encourage employees to achieve and maintain standards of job performance.

🖹 Redundancy ⭳

Redundancy is the deletion of a role when it is no longer required.

🖹 TUPE: transferring staff IN ⭳

This is a detailed step-by-step guide containing the process for transferring staff in to your organisation from another entity.

🖹 TUPE: transferring staff OUT ⭳

This is a detailed step-by-step guide containing the process for transferring staff out of your organisation to another entity.