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Law Works

Employing Someone New

This video from Law Works explains what charities should consider when taking on a new member of staff, and draws distinctions between employees, volunteers and contractors.
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An Employer's Guide to the Employment Tribunal

This video from Law Works explains what an employer should expect when going through an Employment Tribunal claim and gives some practical advice to help demystify the process. 
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ACAS

Tools and Resources 

Acas have organised all their expertise and knowledge of working with thousands of employers into manageable step-by-step guides. These guides are free and designed with small charities in focus. 
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Pension Auto-Enrolment Scheme

Charity Finance Group has produced a good practice guide for small charities to assist them in signing up to the pension auto-enrolment scheme, which will be compulsory from 2015. 
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HR Bird

Model Documents, Policies and Guidance 

HR Bird is a free source of model documents, the latest legislation template policies and guidance on particular topics including trustees, staff retention and safeguarding.
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How to Recruit, Select and Induct Volunteers

This guide takes you through the planning process of recruiting for volunteers, including risk assessments, policies and procedures and insurance. It also explains how to produce a recruitment strategy and prepare for the selection process.
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ACAS

Telephone Helpline 

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service helps with employment relations. They provide free, confidential advice and answer specific questions via their telephone helpline.
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Cranfield Trust

Free Management Consultancy 

Cranfield Trust provides a free management consultancy service focused on financial management, strategic development, marketing and HR advice for charities working with issues of poverty, disability and social exclusion. The support is well-structured and generally lasts 3-5 months.
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Cranfield Trust HRNet

HRNet Q & A

HRNet is a free online HR advice and information service for the voluntary sector. Once registered, charities can post queries on any HR matter and receive answers from their volunteer panel consisting of HR professionals and lawyers.
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Employee Benefits (Specialist EAP)

HERE is designed from the ground up to offer small charities a key employee benefit. We aim to support your staff with specialist, proactive and local support helping them deal with the complex challenges of living with a long term condition or balancing caring responsibilities and work. A cost effective tool for recruitment, retention and wellbeing.
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Online HR Toolkit for Charities

OneTouchTeam is an online HR toolkit that makes employing and managing people easy for charities. It manages your team's holidays and sickness, gives you step-by-step HR guidance and provides legally compliant template employment documents. They offer a 20% discount for charities.
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PEACe

HR and Employment Law Support for Charities

PEACe provides expert HR and employment law support through subscriptions, bespoke consultancy, training and one-off advice. A Staff Handbook and Manager's Toolkit is also available along with a selection of downloadable policies and procedures. 
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Populo

Free HR Advice Helpline 

The social enterprise Populo offers free HR telephone advice to small charities and enterprises every Wednesday 10:00-12:00.
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HR and Health & Safety Consultancy

Roots HR is a specialist consultancy for human resources and health and safety services for the social sector. They operate as a social enterprise, providing high quality and affordable services to social sector organisations.
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Charity Training Courses and Publications 

DSC offers a range of training courses and publications designed specifically for charities. A variety of topics are covered including recruiting and retaining effective staff; dealing with disputes; and strategic volunteer management. 
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Cranfield Trust HRNet

HRNet Information Service

HRNet is a free online HR advice and information service for the voluntary sector. Once registered organisations have access to a searchable bank of HR information relevant to small charities.
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VolResource

Information and Signposting 

VolResource aims to provide practical resources for people involved in charities. It acts as a portal bringing together information, a wide range of links to relevant web sites, alongside tips on key issues and what to look out for elsewhere .
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KnowHow NonProfit

KnowHow NonProfit 

KnowHow NonProfit hosts a range of free resources on human resources topics, as well as 'how to' guides written and rated by users. They also produce cheap e-learning units and a collaborative learning space.
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