Rolling over from VAC’s successful Target HR project, we have put together a list of website links to some of the free HR/Employment Law support available on the internet as well more detailed information about how to deal with common HR / employment issues.
Links to FREE Online Resources
ACAS Helpline: Free support and advice for employers and employees
ACAS Advisory Booklets: free to download
Redundancy handling: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=747
ACAS Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures (the employment tribunal takes into account whether the code has been followed or not)
ACAS Sample Letters to use if you are going through a disciplinary procedures
ACAS E-learning on a number of topics such as managing absence
This website replaces both Direct.gov.uk and BusinessLink – the Employment section of this government website still keeps you up to date with employers’ legal requirements and employees’ current statutory entitlements.
Formulas and online tools for calculating part-time workers’ holiday entitlement: https://www.gov.uk/holiday-entitlement-rights
Detailed guidance on more complex subjects available, for example, on Agency Workers
Health and Safety executive (HSE)
carry out your annual office risk assessment online: http://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/office.htm
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Understanding and using the Equality Act 2010
apply online for pro bono support (mostly corporate solicitors, not necessarily familiar with voluntary and community sector)
Sandy Adirondak, editor of the Voluntary Sector Legal Handbook – subscribe to her legal updates on employment law (and charity and company law)
PEACe HR services
Some free resources from their document bank
Cranfield Trust’s Online HR forum
HRnet for asking HR questions, getting the answers plus a weekly bulletin on new questions asked and answered and new HR resources available, for example, when the law changes
Find out the latest salaries in the charity sector with HRBird’s free pay benchmarking tool. We survey the latest pay data every month for you to browse, research and download.
Understand how much you should offer staff who work in voluntary organisations and the market rate for roles and positions in your area. Search by key word, specialism, job title, region, salary or date posted to find past job vacancies.
Updated employment rights
Eversheds have created an easy to use calculator to find out key dates in relation to maternity and paternity rights
Employment practices/legal expenses insurance
We are building up a list of insurance brokers who provide employment practices/legal expenses insurance to cover your organisations in the event of an Employment Tribunal claim: