Why carrying out employee probation periods are important It is imperative that employees follow not only a strict safer recruitment process but also carry out employee probation periods. When recruiting new employees, it can often be difficult to know whether you have found the right candidate and having the correct HR procedures in place can … [Read more...] about Why employee probation periods are important
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Why Early Years Providers must have a Single Central Record A single central record is a key element of safer recruitment and safeguarding in Early Years. During an Ofsted inspection, the inspector will request to look at this. Ofsted expects early years settings to keep a single central record containing various checks related to anyone … [Read more...] about What is a Single Central Record?
How can managers deal with staff sickness? It is hard for managers to juggle the rota at the best of times and with staff absence on top this becomes a nightmare. Some settings have no other choice but to hire agency staff and this can be costly to the business. Following Polices and Procedures When dealing with staff sickness it is … [Read more...] about How to deal with staff sickness
Changes to employment law October 2015 Every October there are always some changes to employment law, here are some of the key changes that employers need to know; National minimum wage increases This will have increased from the 1st of October, how it will effect each age band; 21 and overs from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour 18 to 20 years … [Read more...] about New employment law changes October 2015
When to discard employees data Have you ever been close to throwing out or shredding paperwork and then realising you have to keep it for a certain amount of time. Did you know that any information stored on a computer or on paper that can easily identify an individual are covered by the data protection act 1998? Types of records that … [Read more...] about Keeping employees data
Early Years Apprentices should be on apprenticeship agreements Are Early Years Apprentices given the right contract? Apprenticeships in the Early Years are a great way for young people to gain those vital skills whist earning a wage. However employers need to ensure that Early Years Apprentices are given the right contract. Once Early Years … [Read more...] about Are Early Years Apprentices given right contracts?
Top advice on dealing with staff's poor performance Once you have identified that an employee is under performing, refer to your policies and procedures to help you determine the right course of action. To help refer to the following policies disciplinary capability absence What is the difference between disciplinary and … [Read more...] about The best ways to deal with poor performance
Following recent changes to HR legislation here are the top 20 things every employers needs to know. People don't have to be employed by you to take you to an employment tribunal for discrimination When recruiting for new employees if someone applies for a job and you don't invite them in for an interview they could make a claim for … [Read more...] about Top 20 HR things every employer needs to know
Does your setting have a capability policy and procedure?, this policy is about managing a staff members performance and ensuring he/she is doing their job right. Some hints and tips on following capability policies and procedures. Make notes As soon as you start talking to a member of staff about their performance make notes, as these are … [Read more...] about Advice on following capability policies and procedures