Tips and Tools for Managers of People

Quick Fixes to Common HR Problems

My practical Tips and Tools for Managers of People can be implemented immediately and will have a positive effect on how you manage your people. I also summarise some recent Tribunal cases that may have an impact on how you manage your people. To support my Tips and Tools I have made some template forms and letters available for instant download.


Tribunal Decisions
Legislation News
Management Information


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Recruitment Guidance to help you recruit the right people for your business. For instance: My Top Tips For Inviting The Right Candidates For Interview and Requesting References From Previous Employers. Open This Folder
Contracts and Employee Handbooks
employee-handbook-image-184-x-90 Guidance to help you ensure your contracts of employment and employee handbooks are up to date. For instance: My Top Tips For Reviewing and Updating your Employee Handbook. Open This Folder
Working Time, Wages and Benefits
employee-benefits-word-cloud-138-x-91 Guidance to help you manage working time, wages and benefits. For instance: New Rates for the National Minimum Wage, Statutory Payments and Employment Tribunal Award Limits. Open This Folder
Induction, Probation and Ongoing Development of Your Employees
employee-development-word-cloud-174-x-91 Guidance to help you get the best from your employees. For instance: setting objectives and best practice with probationary periods. Open This Folder
Absence from Work due to Sickness
sick-leave-word-cloud-140-x-92 Guidance to help you control sickness absence. For instance: how to deal effectively with unsatisfactory levels of short term absence. Open This Folder
Annual Holiday Entitlement
annual-leave-word-cloud-91-x-91 Tribunal Claims relating to Annual Holiday Entitlement are high, the guidance in this section will help you ensure you stay on the right side of this complex legislation. Open This Folder
Unusual Requests for Time off Work
leave-of-absence-image-93-x-91 Guidance to help you manage those unusual requests for time off work. For instance: Taking Time to Care for a Dependent and My Top Tips For Managing Attendance During a Period of Adverse Weather. Open This Folder
Having a Baby or Adopting a Child
maternity-leave-word-cloud-146-x-90 Guidance regarding time off work for parents who are having a baby or adopting a child. For instance: news about the new right for fathers to attend ante natal appointments, the extension of shared parental leave to grandparents and the annual increases to statutory payments. Open This Folder
Flexible Working
flexible-working-image-135-x-90 Guidance to the extended right to request flexible working. From 30 June 2014 the right applies to all employees in an attempt to reflect the increased role of grandparents, wider carers and the changing demands of the workforce generally. Open This Folder
Disciplinary Meetings and Appeals
discipline-word-cloud-200-x-90 Guidance to support you with Disciplinary and Appeal processes. For instance: how to conduct the investigation and hearing and tips for reaching a fair decision. Open This Folder
Grievances and Disputes
Guidance to support you with the Grievance process. For instance: how to conduct the hearing and how to reach a fair decision. Open This Folder
Equality and Diversity
Guidance to the Equality and Diversity legislation. Discrimination covers the nine protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Bullying and harassment are also covered by the legislation. Open This Folder
Miscellaneous HR Issues
human-resouces-image-145-x-90 Guidance with some of the more unusual HR matters. For instance: New driving licence rules, the apprenticeship levy, the future world of work and rights of workers inquiry and updates relating to Brexit. Open This Folder
Termination of Employment
terminating-employment-word-cloud-140-x-91 Guidance to support you when you are parting company with an employee or group of employees. For instance: how to ensure a fair process is followed and explaining a dismissal to your remaining employees. Open This Folder