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The Employer's Handbook 2016-2017, 12th Edition

Book Description

The Employer's Handbook 2016-2017 offers the latest commentary and advice on the HR issues facing all employers, from contracts and job offers, through to maternity leave, pension contributions, redundancy and tribunals.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. About the IoD
  3. Title Page
  4. Contents
  5. Advertisement feature
  6. Introduction
  7. Advertisement feature
  8. 01    Recruiting Staff
    1. Deciding whether to recruit
    2. Preparing a job description
    3. Preparing a person specification
    4. Role profiles
    5. How to recruit
    6. E-recruitment
    7. Interviewing
    8. Other selection methods
    9. Avoiding discrimination in selection
    10. Making a job offer
    11. Rejecting candidates
    12. Special cases
    13. Employment of Croatian nationals
  9. 02    Writing Employment Contracts
    1. Deciding whether someone is an employee
    2. The contract of employment
    3. Specific contractual clauses
    4. Types of contract
    5. Amending contracts
  10. 03    Paying Staff
    1. Deciding how much to pay
    2. Job evaluation
    3. The job evaluation process
    4. How pay is made up
    5. Bonuses
    6. The National Minimum Wage
    7. Guarantee payments
    8. Director’s Remuneration Report Regulations 2002
    9. Deductions from pay
    10. Itemized pay statement
  11. 04    Employee Benefits
    1. Pensions auto-enrolment
    2. Shares and share options
    3. Cars
    4. Flexible benefits
    5. Taxation of benefits
  12. 05    Performance Management
    1. The importance of managing performance
    2. The performance management process
    3. Training and development
  13. 06    Dealing with Absence
    1. Planned absences
    2. Reducing unplanned absences
    3. Pay during absence
    4. Dealing with persistent absence
    5. Company health check
  14. 07    Maternity and Paternity Rights
    1. Time off for antenatal care
    2. Medical suspension during pregnancy
    3. Maternity leave
    4. Statutory maternity pay
    5. Paternity leave
    6. Statutory paternity pay
    7. Adoption leave
    8. Statutory adoption pay
  15. 08    Working Hours and Holidays
    1. Working Time Regulations 1998
    2. Annual holidays
    3. Parental leave
    4. Sunday working
    5. Employment of schoolchildren
    6. Flexible working arrangements
  16. 09    Writing a Staff Handbook
    1. Welcome to the company
    2. Background information
    3. Terms and conditions of employment
    4. Disciplinary procedure
    5. Grievance procedure
    6. Confidential information
    7. Intellectual property
    8. Restrictions during and after employment
    9. Company property
    10. Gifts
    11. Equal opportunities policy
    12. Health and safety policy
    13. Smoking at work
    14. Harassment policy
    15. Other matters
  17. 10    Personnel Records and Data Protection
    1. Personnel records
    2. Data protection
    3. Monitoring of e-mails and telephone calls
  18. 11    Handling Organizational Change
    1. Changes in responsibilities
    2. Changes to processes and procedures
    3. Obtaining commitment to change
    4. Relocation
    5. Business transfers
  19. 12    Handling Disciplinary Issues
    1. Disciplinary rules
    2. Disciplinary procedure
    3. Conducting a disciplinary hearing
    4. Taking disciplinary action
    5. Specific disciplinary situations
    6. Appeals against disciplinary action
  20. 13    Dealing with Grievances
    1. Grievance procedure
    2. Handling a grievance
    3. Bullying and harassment
    4. Appeals against grading
    5. Mediation
  21. 14    Terminating Employment
    1. Meaning of dismissal
    2. Dismissal with notice
    3. Termination without notice
    4. Written reason for dismissal
    5. Date of termination of employment
    6. Avoiding unfair dismissal
    7. Wrongful dismissal
    8. Constructive dismissal
    9. Types of dismissal
    10. Giving references
    11. Exit interviews
  22. 15    Dealing with Tribunal Cases
    1. The role of employment tribunals
    2. How to defend a claim
    3. Compensation for unfair dismissal
    4. Unreasonable behaviour
    5. Reconsideration of a tribunal’s decision
  23. 16    Ensuring the Health, Safety and Welfare of Employees
    1. General responsibility
    2. Enforcement of the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974
    3. Safety committees
    4. Management of health and safety
    5. First aid
    6. Provision of sanitary facilities
    7. Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences
    8. Health and safety policy
    9. Health and safety regulations
  24. 17    Working with Trade Unions
    1. The role of a trade union
    2. Recognizing a trade union
    3. Employees’ union rights
    4. Local trade union representatives or shop stewards
    5. Providing information to trade unions
    6. The Information and Consultation Regulations 2004
    7. Handling disputes
  25. Index
  26. Index of Advertisers
  27. Full imprint