Contracts, policies and handbooks

Contracts, policies and handbooks

Clear and fair documentation is the bedrock of good HR practice, providing your employees with straightforward guidance on what you expect from them. Our team of HR consultants can review any existing contracts, handbooks, starter packs and standalone policies – or can help to draft bespoke documentation that will help you deal more easily with the issues common to management.

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Employment contracts

A legal contract is formed whenever an offer of employment is accepted by an individual, whether or not this contract is specified in writing. Without a written employment contract, the terms of employment are assumed to be based on customary practice and statutory rights. You are also in breach of employment legislation if you don’t provide certain information in writing. As this can invite ambiguities and disputes over the exact conditions, it is crucial that you correctly define a formal employment contract.

Many tribunal cases have been based on an alleged breach of contract, or ambiguities around what the contract says. Employment law also changes frequently, making it doubly important to make sure your contracts and policies are up-to-date, and in line with current legislation and practices.

Bespoke materials: policy documents, handbooks & social media

HR Advise Me can ensure that our key essential policies surrounding sickness and absence, data protection, disciplinary, grievance and equality are in order. We can assist in drafting more unique clauses and policies for your business if required. One example would be the provision of ground rules around the use of social media, where a consistent and uniform approach can help to avoid situations that could harm your company’s reputation.

Well-prepared HR documents, contracts and policies can also help to clarify the precise terms of employment for both the company and the employee. Many employees will turn to the company policies first, so removing any ambiguity paves the way for excellent working relationships for everyone concerned.

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