Now that we are through one of the harder months of the year, there is no better time to take stock and make some positive changes to your business that you can benefit from in the year(s) ahead. As one of the most valuable (and often expensive) resources to your business is your people, it makes sense to invest time in your management of this resource.
We have put together a checklist below to help you ensure that you are ahead of the curve when it comes to your HR management:
- Review and update contracts and policies;
- Check all personnel files are in place and up-to-date;
- Check that all training is up-to-date and recorded including: health & safety; equality; and data protection;
- Review progress in any ongoing internal processes such as disciplinary or grievance procedures and make a plan to conclude them (with legal advice, where required);
- Ensure all appraisals and performance improvement plans are up-to-date;
- Check the position of any employee on sick leave or long-term sick leave and establish if an Occupational Health (OH) referral or an updated OH referral is required;
- Check the position regarding any bonuses or payments made over and above employee contractual entitlements (such as enhanced sick leave) and make sure that appropriate correspondence has been issued to make it clear if those payments are discretionary or not;
- Sign up to the Cleaver Fulton Rankin Employment and Business Immigration Newsletter to receive free monthly updates on changes to the law;
- Schedule a check-up meeting with your legal team to go over any points of concern or issues that arise from your health check;
- Check out the CFR HR service and consider if you’d like to have an expert employment team on hand to advise and assist you throughout the year for a fixed annual fee.
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This article has been produced for general information purposes and further advice should be sought from a professional advisor.