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Future Bright Employers Toolkit

Future Bright Employers Toolkit 2019-03-29T10:43:52+00:00

The employers’ toolkit provides practical advice on a range of business issues.  The toolkit has been created for Future Bright by Cool Ventures – Business Support in Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and throughout South West England www.coolventures.co.uk.

For more information about how Future Bright can support your business, please contact futurebright@westofengland-ca.gov.uk or 0117 456 6964.

Recruitment:

  1. Becoming an employer – considerations and legal obligations
  2. How to create a job description and person specification
  3. How to create an effective job advert
  4. How to review job applications
  5. How to invite candidates to interview
  6. How to conduct a telephone interview
  7. How to conduct a face-to-face interview
  8. How to review candidates and make a hiring decision
  9. How to make an offer of employment
  10. Contract of employment
  11. How to prepare for your new employee
  12. How to manage probationary periods

Data protection:

  1. Data protection best practice

HR:

  1. Holding HR records
  2. Producing a staff handbook
  3. Employee benefits
  4. Creating a motivating workplace
  5. Promoting equal opportunities workplace

Managing absence:

  1. How to manage holiday
  2. How to manage sickness absence
  3. How to manage other types of absence
  4. How to conduct a return to work interview

Managing performance:

  1. Guidance on employee communication and performance
  2. How to conduct an appraisal

Training and development:

  1. How to identify training needs
  2. How to create an action plan for employees

Health and safety:

  1. Health and safety in the workplace
  2. Mental health in the workplace
  3. Creating a safe and happy working environment for all

Flexible working:

  1. Guidance on family friendly policies
  2. Time off in lieu (TOIL) guidance
  3. Homeworking checklist for managers

Discipline and grievance

  1. Disciplinary factsheet
  2. Grievance factsheet

Pensions:

  1. Pension considerations

Managing staff leaving:

  1. Leavers checklist
  2. How to Conduct an Exit Interview