Staff policies

Staff policies are not required on every aspect of your business, but certain details must be set out in writing and if you have more than five employees, you must have a written health and safety policy. Sagegreen HR can advise you on the range of policies and whether for your business they are a legal requirement. These will include:

  • Maternity/paternity/adoption
  • Working time and time off
  • Equality and diversity
  • Health and safety
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Bribery
  • Use of company facilities (email, phone and internet)
  • Smoking, drugs and alcohol
  • Right to search
  • Measures to improve performance or manage change etc.

Staff records: monitoring absence

Staff records must be gathered and retained on issues of pay rates and payroll, including statutory sick pay, NI, income tax and of working time limits to comply with the working time regulations. Other staff records which comply with the data protection legislation and show good practice as an employer include absence records, employment history, training and appraisals, records of negotiations and consultation agreements.

For further information, please contact us on 01606 333677