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HR Policies


I have been asked by a small company (ca.20-30 employees) to review their HR policies. In spite of quite a lot of research I am finding it difficult to find out exactly which policies are legally required, and which are best practice. Can anyone share their ideas or knowledge please?
Thanks in advance.
Nicky Adams

Nicky Adams

4 Responses

  1. websites
    HI Nicky

    good places to go are the CIPD website (there is a thread running just now on the same topic) and the ACAS website for best practice information


  2. Some help available

    There are a lot of variables that will affect this – there are a huge range of policies which are required dependant on the areas in which your client operates and what regulations apply.

    Try this for an indication of what you need to consider – it will guide you through the client’s company responsibilities.

    For basic employment / HR policies that are needed by law then the following are a basic minimum
    Discipline policy and grievance policy
    Health and safety policy

    These 3 form the core of any employment manual however should / would normally be supported by a range of additional policies which would add the quality to the organisation.
    e.g. a maternity policy (which while not mandatory would cover the statutory entitlement an employer/ employee has)

    If you want to discuss further get in touch and I have a stock of policy documents for sale which can be used as templates should this be of interest or value to you.

    Contact me at
    [email protected]
    07884 230 305

  3. HR Policies
    For a fast track user friendly reference point,try:

    Employment Law Made Easy
    Melanie Slocombe

    ISBN Reference : 1 904053 69 6

    It has a ready made staff handbook but you will need to bring it up to date to cover October’s Age Discrimination Directive and the new Equalities Act. Apart from that, a good £11.99 in paperback



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