HR and employment practice: by topic
This section contains an overview of the core things you need to be aware of when managing staff and volunteers.
If you are looking to further your understanding of legislation surrounding employment practice, or are experiencing a problem in a particular area, the information below may be of help.
Information on annualised hours, fixed-term and short-term contracts, casual employment and sample contracts for services or consultancy.
This section includes information on disciplinary procedures and investigations, as well as information on statutory procedures, grievances and much more.
Including Flexible working arrangements, job-sharing, parental leave and employment tribunals.
Advice on planning and running an employee survey, including information on phrasing questions, formal and informal surveys and using external suppliers.
This section covers both equal opportunities legislation and best practice around diversity and equality.
Includes an overview of health and safety laws, practices and systems, as well as a guide to directors' responsibilities for health and safety.
Information on the legal status of volunteers, finding and recruiting volunteers and providing training training volunteers, and more.
Information on creating a salary policy, minimum wages for employees, pay statements and National Indsurance, and more.
Includes legal legislation on recruitment law, guidelines on recruitment and an example policy statement on recruitment.
Information on redundancy, wrongful dismissal, resignation and rights upon dismissal.
Effective HR strategy depends on planning in four key areas.
Advice and support
- Funding and finance
- Coping with cuts
- Addressing needs
- Managing change
- Planning for the future
- Involving people
- Public Service Delivery
- Governance and leadership
- Compact Advocacy programme
- Campaigning and influencing policy
- Collaborative working
- ICT (information and communication technology)
- Climate change
- People, HR and employment
- HR case studies
- HR resources
- Training Needs Analysis
- Workforce Wheel: outcomes tool
- Working for a Charity
Free HR advice service for NCVO members
All NCVO member organisations can access 30 minutes of free HR advice per month over the telephone through PEACe HR advice service from LVSC, in association with Russell Cooke Solicitors.
Access PEACe HR member's benefit (You'll need to be logged into the website as NCVO member)