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Flexible Employment Options (PDF)

All you need to know to get the most from your workforce

A Tips & Advice Special Report about...

In a nutshell

This Special Report shows you how to recruit and manage staff in ways that afford you the greatest flexibility without falling foul of employment law.

In detail

To-the point and jargon-free, this Special Report:

  • Guides you through every stage of the recruitment process
  • Shows you all the flexible employment options at your disposal
  • Offers you advice on contractual matters
  • Indicates the most effective way to issue and enforce flexible policies and procedures

To make things even easier for you, it includes an online service containing ready-to-use documents - from a job application form to a zero-hours contract. The only thing you have to do is tailor them to your needs.

We've created this Tips & Advice Special Report especially for... 

Business owners, employers, personnel managers, HR staff, company directors, supervisors that want to:

  • Recruit and manage staff in a flexible way

Personnel consultants and advisors that want to:

  • Advise their clients about flexible employment options in the most effective ways

You'll get the following free extras with this Tips & Advice Special Report... 

An online service with ready-to-use documents

  • To immediately apply our advice and solutions in practice
  • That you can easily adapt to suit your own requirements

In this Tips & Advice Special Report you'll read about...


1. Preparing to recruit

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Recruitment costs

1.3. Identifying recruitment needs

1.4. Drafting job ads

2. Recruitment options

2.1. Introduction

2.2. Agency temps

2.3. The self-employed

2.4. Part-time working

2.5. Fixed-term work

2.6. Internships or work placements

3. Where to find new recruits

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Re-hiring staff

3.3. Refer-a-friend scheme

3.4. Jobcentre Plus, Find a job and government incentives

3.5. Employment agencies

3.6. Direct recruitment

3.7. University careers service

4. Interviews and offers

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Interview

4.3. The offer

4.4. Using the induction and onboarding process effectively

4.5. Dealing with disability during recruitment

4.6. Other diversity and equality issues

4.7. Migrant workers and the law

5. Contractual matters

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Issuing written statements

5.3. Advantages of issuing a written employment contract

5.4. Fixed-term workers and early termination clauses

5.5. Contracts and the self-employed

5.6. Probation period clauses

5.7. Advantages of using flexible job clauses

5.8. Deductions from wages

5.9. Restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses

6. Policies and procedures

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Expenses policy

6.3. Smoking at work policy

6.4. Use and return of company property

6.5. Sickness absence policy

6.6. Travel policy

6.7. Training costs

6.8. Email and internet use policy

6.9. Stress at work policy

6.10. Making staff aware of policies

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