Employment Policies & Health and Safety

As an employer, it is vital that your staff understand exactly what standard of conduct is expected from them.  Company policies set out clearly the rules of conduct within your business and procedures are established to protect the rights of workers as well as the business interests of the employer.  A well drafted company policy will influence the way your employees behave and the actions taken by the management team if the need arises.  Health & Safety in the workplace is a hugely important subject and all business owners must ensure that the safety of their customers and staff are paramount.

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  • Ensure current processes are legal, accurate and compliant
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  • Set procedures & policies when dealing with staff, shareholders and/or clients
  • Distinct standards of conduct applicable to different classifications of employee clearly described
  • Treat staffing issues consistently due to written company policies
  • Empower management team to supervise effectively, fairly and uniformly
  • Written standards of conduct describing acceptable and unacceptable conduct
  • Essential Policies Include:
  • Recruitment & selection process
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Dignity at work including Harassment & Bullying
  • Discipline & grievance procedures including gross misconduct list
  • Health & Safety
  • Code of Conduct
  • Sickness absence including pay rates, reporting arrangements, monitoring absence, dealing with short/long term absences
  • Annual leave including public holidays, carrying forward leave, requesting holiday, pro rata entitlement for part-time staff
  • Rules regarding other types of absence including unauthorised absence
  • Family policies including parental rights such as maternity, paternity, adoption, parent, dependent’s leave etc
  • Statutory rules on retirement
  • Statutory flexible working arrangements
  • Pay and pensions information including the treatment of deductions from pay
  • Disclosure and barring service

Other important but not essential policies include: Board responsibilities, Financial procedures including money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act, Capability and performance policy, Performance appraisal procedure and policy, Training policy, Redundancy, Whistle-blowing, Diversity policy, Non-statutory family domestic and compassionate leave rules, Email and internet use including the use of social networking sites, blogs, mobile phones and charity phones, Data protection, Induction, Claiming expenses, Flexible working, Bereavement leave, Career breaks, Other leave such as jury service, public duties, Volunteering, Child protection, Risk management.

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