Contract of Employment & Staff Handbooks

A comprehensive Contract of Employment allows an employer to be clear on an employee's duties and responsibilities, so that everyone  knows exactly what is expected of them.

Contract of Employment

As soon as you offer someone a job, even verbally, a contract exists. You must provide a written Statement of Employment within two months of the employee’s start date. This Statement of Terms is the minimal legal requirement, however it does not protect your business, so we would always recommend drawing up a formal Employment Contract.

A comprehensive Contract of Employment allows an employer to be clear on an employee's duties and responsibilities, so that everyone  knows exactly what is expected of them.
A Quick Guide to what a Contract of Employment Should Include:
  1. Names of the Parties
  2. The employer's organisation details and the employee's full name and address
  3. Employment Contract Start Date
  4. Employee's Job Title and Description
  5. Place of Work
  6. Hours of Work
  7. Probationary Period
  8. Salary Details
  9. Deductions
  10. Expenses
  11. Holidays
  12. Sickness & Disability
  13. Pension
  14. Restrictive Covenants
  15. Grievance and Disciplinary Procedure
  16. Notice of Termination of Employment
  17. Collective Agreements
  18. Data Protection
  19. Right to Work
  20. Health and Safety
  21. Jurisdiction

Looking for help with your Contracts of Employment?

The HR Service Centre can help you put together Contracts of Employment for your business.
  • Small business with up to 5 employees? Have a look at our HR Starter Pack. The service includes a Contract of Employment for your staff and best practice guidelines on Disciplinary, Grievance and Capability procedures - a valuable and cost effective way to make sure your business and its employees are protected from the start.
  • Larger, growing business? The HR Service Centre team will help you create best practice contracts for your staff. Get in touch to find out more.

HR Starter Pack 

First employees? Ensure you are compliant

Affordable, easy to implement, not over the top for your size of business, if you’re just starting out our HR Starter Pack is exactly what you need.

Designed for small businesses with up to 5 employees, our HR Starter Pack service will get you started, ensuring you and your business are protected.

The pack includes a Contract of Employment for your staff and information on best practice Disciplinary and Grievance procedures. A valuable and cost effective  way to make sure your business and its employees are protected from the start.

Perfect for start up companies or micro businesses with 1-5 staff.

Service details

The cost effective HR Starter Pack includes:

  • Contract of Employment
  • Disciplinary, Grievance and Capability Policies
Enough to ensure you are compliant.

Staff Handbooks

Protect your business and guide your employees

We’ll create your company Staff Handbook to protect your business and guide your employees in HR matters. This holds all the essential policies and procedures you need as your business grows. Having staff handbooks ensures you’re complying with your legal HR obligations.

If you want your business to operate to industry best standards, then you need to invest in a best practice Staff Handbook that fits your size of business.

Tailored to fit your size of business

We’ll ensure it’s tailored to your size of business and carries your brand.

5-20 staff: Personal Policy Booklet

The Personal Policy Booklet is ideal for the smaller employer who requires simple policies and procedures to keep them compliant with Employment Legislation. This Includes policies for:

  • Disciplinary
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Use of IT Facilities
  • Absence including Sick Leave, Maternity Leave, Adoptive Leave, Parental Leave, Paternity Leave, Time of For Family Emergencies
  • Conduct in the Work Place – including behaviour, smoking, use of IT, dress code, home working, rest breaks, use of phones, business gifts, timekeeping, secondary employment etc
  • Employee Rights and Entitlements at Work including Contracts, Hours of Work, Working Time Directive, Notice Periods, Flexible Working, Salary, Tax and National Insurance, other Benefits, Data Protection, Right to Work, Criminal Record
  • Health and Safety at Work including Fire Procedure including Accident Reporting, Eye Tests, Workplace Assessments, Display Screen Assessments, Medical Examinations, Manual Handling, Safety Signs
20+ staff: Employment Handbook

The best practice Employment Handbook contains the policies, procedures and standard forms needed to ensure you and your employees are aware of their rights and responsibilities. It will keep your business on the right side of UK Employment Law. It is ideal for companies with 20 or more employees. This Includes Policies for:

  • Welcome and introduction to the company
  • Company Vehicles
  • Employee Resourcing – right to work, job descriptions, inductions, criminal records
  • Remuneration and Benefits
  • Conduct in the Work Place – including behaviour, smoking, use of IT, dress code, home working, rest breaks, use of phones, business gifts, timekeeping, secondary employment etc
  • Flexible Working
  • Employee Development
  • Absence Management including Sick Leave, Maternity Leave, Adoptive Leave, Parental Leave, Paternity Leave, Time of For Family Emergencies
  • Disciplinary
  • Grievance
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Communication in the Workplace
  • Business Travel and Expenses
  • Leaving the Organisation
  • Health and Safety at Work including Fire Procedure including Accident Reporting, Eye Tests, Workplace Assessments, Display Screen Assessments, Medical Examinations, Manual Handling, Safety Signs
  • Standard letters and forms

As an optional extract you can contract with the HR Service Centre to provide regular updates to keep you informed of changes best practice and legislation.

Service details

  • A best practice handbook for all your staff
  • Branded with your company details
  • Tailored to your size of business

See how we can help you simplify your HR needs

Or Contact Lesley Saunders for more information on 0845 606 9640

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