Guide

HR documents and templates

Introduction

Human resources (HR) are an essential part of any successful business. However, small businesses can rarely justify a dedicated, full-time HR professional. As a result, they manage their personnel matters internally and often struggle to find resources when recruiting or managing people, or developing employment contracts, HR policies and procedures.

The Invest Northern Ireland Employers' Handbook will help to make your HR efforts more effective. The Employers' Handbook presents clear and comprehensive guidance on people management issues, and offers legally compliant sample documents and templates to help you develop your own customised HR library.

This guide brings together all of the model HR documents from the Employers' Handbook into one, easy-to-use resource, and allows you to quickly download, edit, customise and reuse sample HR policies, forms, letters, checklists and records documents on recruitment and selection, working time policies, employee leave, performance management, grievance, disciplinary and redundancy.

It will also help you improve your HR practices and develop vital resources for your business, such as your staff handbook, office policies and job descriptions.