HR guides

Our HR guides are an essential part of HR management that will help you to ensure consistency, legal compliance, efficiency, clarity, and professionalism.

Purpose

Following an HR guide can provide several benefits, including:

  • Consistency: An HR guide can help to ensure that HR activities are conducted consistently across the organization. By providing a standardized set of policies and procedures, an HR guide can help to ensure that all employees are treated fairly and that decisions are made based on objective criteria.

  • Legal Compliance: An HR guide can help to ensure that you comply with relevant laws, regulations, and company policies. By providing guidance on important HR topics such as discrimination, harassment, hiring, and termination, an HR guide can help you to avoid legal issues and reduce the risk of legal disputes.

  • Efficiency: An HR guide can help to streamline HR processes and reduce administrative workload. By providing a clear and concise set of guidelines, an HR guide can help to save time and effort in data entry, reduce errors and inconsistencies, and ensure that all required information is collected in a uniform and organised manner.

  • Clarity: An HR guide can help to provide clarity and transparency in HR activities. By providing clear guidance on important HR topics, an HR guide can help to ensure that employees understand their rights and responsibilities and reduce the likelihood of confusion or misunderstandings.

  • Professionalism: An HR guide can help to maintain a professional tone and demeanor in HR communications. By using a standardized format and language, an HR guide can convey important information in a respectful and professional manner, even in difficult situations.

In summary, our HR guides are an essential part of HR management that will help you to ensure consistency, legal compliance, efficiency, clarity, and professionalism. By following these guides effectively, HR professionals can help to promote a positive and productive workplace culture and reduce the risk of legal disputes.

64 model hr guides

Guide to a performance improvement dismissal timeline

If you wish to dismiss an employee due to concerns with poor performance, use this timeline to help you understand the steps.

£ 5
Guide to absence improvement

Our absence improvement guide offers insights and strategies for improving employee attendance and reducing absenteeism.

£ 20
Guide to apprentice mentoring

This guide looks at the value of mentoring an apprentice, the mentor role and responsibilities, and who might make a suitable mentor.

£ 20
Guide to avoiding age discrimination when recruiting

Our Guide to Avoiding Age Discrimination When Recruiting offers strategies and best practices to ensure fair and inclusive hiring processes, promoting diversity.

£ 20
Guide to calculating bank holiday entitlement for part-time employees

Our Guide to Calculating Bank Holiday Entitlement for Part-Time Employees provides a clear and comprehensive framework for determining bank holiday entitlements for employees who work part-time hours, ensuring fairness and compliance with employment law.

£ 20
Guide to chairing a disciplinary hearing

Our Guide to Chairing a Disciplinary Hearing ensures confident and fair hearings, helping managers navigate disciplinary processes effectively.

£ 20
Guide to conducting a disciplinary investigation

If you are considering conducting a disciplinary investigation, use this guide to help you carry it out it legally and effectively.

£ 20
Guide to creating an Employee Value Proposition (EVP)

Creating and maintaining a meaningful Employee Value Proposition (EVP) can be a powerful tool to attract and retain top talent in your organisation.

£ 20
Guide to creating SMART goals
This resource is free

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

Guide to Dismissing an Employee for Some Other Substantial Reason (SOSR)

Our Guide to Dismissing an Employee for Some Other Substantial Reason (SOSR) offers step-by-step instructions, ensuring legal compliance and fairness in the dismissal process.

£ 20
Guide to dismissing an employee with less than two years service

If you are considering dismissing an employee with less than two years continuous service, this guide will help you understand the risks and the process.

£ 20
Guide to effective HRIS migration

Our Guide to Effective HRIS Migration offers a step-by-step roadmap for seamlessly transitioning to a new HR Information System, ensuring data integrity and operational continuity.

£ 20
Guide to employee benefits

This guide provides an overview of employee benefits and current trends, including the emerging popularity of flexible benefits which are designed to provide employees with individual choice.

£ 20
Guide to exit interviews

The exit interview process is a valuable tool for making business improvements and retaining staff.

£ 20
Guide to experiential onboarding for managers

Our Guide to Experiential Onboarding for Managers offers a comprehensive approach, providing managers with strategies to create immersive and engaging onboarding experiences for new hires, fostering better integration and productivity.

£ 20
Guide to good email etiquette
This resource is free

Good standards of email communication maintains professionalism, efficiency and reduces risk.

Guide to good meeting etiquette
This resource is free

Our Guide to Good Meeting Etiquette outlines best practices for effective and respectful meeting conduct, fostering a productive and collaborative work environment.

Guide to good office etiquette
This resource is free

Our Guide to Good Office Etiquette provides essential insights, promoting a positive work environment by outlining respectful and professional behaviour expectations in the workplace.

Guide to grievance obligations and timeline

This guide provides employers with a clear roadmap for handling employee grievances, promoting fairness, compliance, and a positive work environment.

£ 20
Guide to handling a flexible working request

If you have received a flexible working request, this model guide sets out an effective, legal framwork to follow when handling it, and determining your response.

£ 20
Guide to harmonising terms and conditions after TUPE

Comprehensive guide for UK employers navigating TUPE transfers, harmonising terms & conditions post-transfer for fairness & compliance.

£ 20
Guide to home working for managers

This guide looks at the legislation and best practises for home working, covering the statutory right of qualified workers to request to work from home and how line managers may effectively address the practical challenges that come with it.

£ 20
Guide to implementing a 4-day week

Comprehensive guide for UK organisations transitioning to a 4-day week, providing step-by-step strategies, legal insights, and employee engagement tips.

£ 20
Guide to implementing Employee Share Schemes

Our Guide to Implementing Employee Share Schemes offers a step-by-step roadmap for organizations looking to establish and manage employee share schemes, ensuring compliance and effective employee participation.

£ 20
Guide to increasing an employee notice period

Our Guide to Increasing an Employee Notice Period provides step-by-step instructions to navigate the process, ensuring legal compliance and smooth transitions.

£ 20
Guide to Induction or onboarding responsibilities for managers

This guide details the responsibilities for managers for the induction of new employees.

£ 20
Guide to interviewing for managers

If managers are interviewing, this model guide will help them understand the law and good practice, including how to avoid bias and discriminatory questions.

£ 20
Guide to interviewing standards

Our Guide to Interviewing Standards offers comprehensive guidelines, ensuring consistency and fairness in candidate assessments while enhancing hiring quality.

£ 9
Guide to maintaining an apprentice development record

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.

£ 20
Guide to managing an AWOL employee

Our Guide to managing an AWOL employee streamlines handling sudden absences, promoting operational continuity and employee accountability.

£ 20
Guide to managing an employee resignation

Our Guide to Managing an Employee Resignation offers step-by-step instructions for a smooth transition, ensuring professionalism and maintaining positive relationships.

£ 20
Guide to Managing Conflict at Work through Mediation

Our Guide to Managing Conflict at Work through Mediation empowers teams to address workplace tensions effectively, fostering collaboration and harmony.

£ 20
Guide to managing grievances

Use this guide to understand the law and good practice on employee grievances, including the effective management of grievances and the practicalities of dealing with grievances.

£ 20
Guide to managing keeping in touch (KIT) days

Our Guide to Managing Keeping in Touch (KIT) Days provides strategies for utilising KIT days during parental leave, benefiting employees and employers.

£ 20
Guide to managing long term sick absence

This guide provides guidance on managing employees on long-term sick leave, including understanding legal obligations, conducting effective communication, implementing reasonable adjustments, and exploring return-to-work options.

£ 20
Guide to managing maternity leave

Our Guide to Managing Maternity Leave streamlines the complex process, ensuring compliance and smooth transitions for both employees and managers.

£ 20
Guide to managing probationary periods
The purpose of this guide is to assist line managers in understanding the processes involved in managing probationary periods, as well as to explain the law and good practise in this area.

£ 20
Guide to managing redundancy

If you are managing a redundancy process, this model guide provides effective support for you meet your obligations and help employees understand the process.

£ 20
Guide to managing sabbaticals

This guide outlines the process and considerations involved in managing employee sabbaticals, including policy development, eligibility criteria, leave arrangements, and maintaining employee engagement during and after the sabbatical period.

£ 20
Guide to managing shared parental leave

Our Guide to Managing Shared Parental Leave offers practical insights for employers to navigate this process, promoting transparency and supporting employees.

£ 20
Guide to managing short term sick absence

This guide offers practical strategies for managing short-term employee sick leave, including policies and procedures, return-to-work interviews, monitoring and support mechanisms, and balancing compassionate leave with business needs.

£ 20
Guide to managing the essentials of TUPE

If you are managing a TUPE transfer in or out, this model guide details the essentials of TUPE transfers, applying the relevant legislation.

£ 20
Guide to navigating employee retirements

Our Guide to Navigating Employee Retirements aids seamless transitions, supporting both employees and management during crucial career shifts.

£ 20
Guide to off the record or protected conversations

Our Guide to Off the Record or Protected Conversations provides comprehensive insights on handling confidential discussions, ensuring legal compliance and effective communication.

£ 20
Guide to performance appraisal

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

£ 20
Guide to performance improvement plans

If you have employee performance concerns, this model guide will help you to agree improvement plans for them to achieve and maintain the standards expected.

£ 5
Guide to pre-employment checks

If you have a new employee, this model guide to pre-employment checks will help you to check their integrity and background, and prevent illegal working.

£ 20
Guide to Prime Posts in Organisations

Our Guide to Prime Posts in Organisations offers insights and strategies for identifying, evaluating, and optimising key leadership positions within an organisation to maximise effectiveness and growth.

£ 20
Guide to providing references

This guide examines the legislation and practice guidelines for references.

£ 20
Guide to redundancy obligations and timeline

The guide outlines the obligations and timeline for employers during redundancies, ensuring compliance and supporting a smooth transition.

£ 20
Guide to requesting references

Obtaining references from a successful job applicant's prior employers can be incredibly beneficial.

£ 20
Guide to return to work interviews

This guide provides guidance on conducting effective return to work (RTW) interviews after periods of absence, helping managers gather relevant information, address any concerns or barriers, and facilitate a smooth transition back to work.

£ 20
Guide to salary sacrifice benefits selection

Our Guide to Salary Sacrifice Benefits Selection offers comprehensive insights for employees to choose suitable benefits, optimising their compensation and financial planning.

£ 15
Guide to supporting an alcoholic employee

Our Guide to Supporting an Alcoholic Employee offers strategies to approach, assist, and guide employees dealing with alcohol-related challenges, fostering a supportive workplace.

£ 20
Guide to tax Implications for Salary Sacrifice

Our Guide to Tax Implications for Salary Sacrifice educates employees on the tax-related aspects of participating in a salary sacrifice program, helping them make informed decisions.

£ 20
Guide to Tax Implications for Share Schemes

Use this guide to Tax Implications for Share Schemes to explain the tax implications of different share schemes for employees, including EMI, SAYE, and SIP.

£ 20
Guide to timekeeping for managers

This guide equips managers with essential knowledge and skills to effectively monitor and manage employee timekeeping, including establishing clear expectations, addressing lateness, managing unauthorised absences, and promoting accountability.

£ 20
Guide to transferring staff IN on TUPE

If you are responsible for transferring employees IN to your organisation, this TUPE transfer guide will provide you with a clear, legal, step-by-step process.

£ 20
Guide to transferring staff OUT on TUPE

If you are responsible for transferring employees OUT of your organisation, this TUPE transfer guide will provide you with a clear, legal, step-by-step process.

£ 20
Guide to trialling a hybrid working model
Our Guide to Trialling a Hybrid Working Model offers comprehensive insights and step-by-step instructions for organisations to effectively implement and evaluate a hybrid work arrangement.

£ 20
Guide to TUPE obligations and timeline for the incoming employer

Use this model template to help the new employer understand their key obligations, and the timescales involved.

£ 20
Guide to TUPE obligations and timeline for the outgoing employer

Use this model template to help the old employer understand their key obligations, and the timescales involved.

£ 20
Guide to using Display Screen Equipment (DSE) at work

Our Guide to Using Display Screen Equipment (DSE) at Work provides comprehensive instructions for safe and ergonomic utilisation, promoting employee wellbeing.

£ 15
Guide to withdrawing a Job Offer in the UK

Our Guide to Withdrawing a Job Offer in the UK offers detailed instructions and legal considerations for employers when they need to retract a job offer, ensuring compliance and fairness in the process.

£ 20

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