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Monthly Archive January 2017

New Year’s Resolution Three; Review Your Personnel Files

Over the last few weeks we’ve been bringing you our recommended New Year’s resolutions to get your employment documentation in top shape.  So far, we’ve covered reviewing your employment contracts and your staff handbook, which are key documents in any employment relationship.  We hope you’ve found these useful to bring clarity and protection to your business. 

This week’s business New Year’s resolution to get your employment documentation in top shape is to review your personnel files.  All staff should have a personnel file but, in our experience, the contents of these vary from business to business.  So read our top tips below for what they should contain.

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New Year’s Resolution Two; Review Your Staff Handbook

Last week we kicked off the New Year with our first recommended business New Year resolution to get your employment documentation in tip-top shape. If you missed our article on reviewing employment contracts, check it out here.

This week, we move on to staff handbooks. Do you have one in place for your employees? When was it reviewed? Is it up to date? Is it a short handbook containing some general rules or is a lengthier document covering your policies and procedures? Has it been issued to staff and do you have evidence staff have read and understood the contents? Here are our top tips for what a staff handbook should include.

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New Year’s Resolution One: Review Your Employment Contracts

With 2017 well and truly underway, this got us thinking about New Year’s resolutions.  Most of us make personal resolutions; lose weight, drink less, spend more time with the family, travel more to name a few. But how many of us think about resolutions for work or our businesses?  January is often a great time to sit back and take stock of the year before, learning from the successes and failures.  It’s also a great time to undertake a review and think about the year ahead.  With that in mind, over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you some resolution suggestions to get your employment documentation in tip-top shape.

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