Employment Support

A bank of resources on the website

The main hub of resources in this area can be found below, where we have a number of guides and template documents, including:

Terms of employment template
Employee Handbook template
Disciplinary guidance
Long term sickness guidance
Tribunal guidance
Appraisal guidance
Age Discrimination guidance

All our guidance and templates are created with the woodworking firm in mind, ensuring that we make it business-specific for your company.

If you are stuck with an employment problem or need just need a second opinion, then call the helpline and get expert advice from our in-house team, who also have access to a team of profesisonal lawyers for the more complex queries.

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Social Media Policy

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – The widespread availability and use of social networking applications bring opportunities to engage and communicate with audiences in new ways. Here you can find a template policy for social media use.

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Maternity, Paternity & Parental Leave Template Policy

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – Guidance on how a business can manage maternity, paternity & parental leave.

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Equal Opportunities Policy

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – A template policy to support equal opportunities in the workplace.

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Discrimination and Harassment Policy

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – A template policy to assist in preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

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Data Protection Act Consent Form Template

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – An example Consent Form that employers can use in respect of Employee Data.

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Employee Appraisal Techniques

UPDATED FOR APRIL 2017 – Guidance for members on employee appraisal techniques, including a model appraisal form.

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Statement of Main Terms of Employment 2017

UPDATED FOR APRIL 2017 – Model statement covering employment terms and conditions an employer is legally required to give its employees. Includes general advice on fixed term contracts, zero hour contracts and apprenticeship contracts.

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BWF Employee Handbook 2017

UPDATED FOR APRIL 2017 – A model statement of the policies of the business and how the business is to be conducted, the employee handbook is one of the most important communication tools between a company and its employees.

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Redundancy Guidance 2017

UPDATED FOR APRIL 2017 – How best to handle redundancies in your business including advice on establishing an agreed procedure; selection criteria and assessment plus draft letters for adaptation.

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Discipline in Employment Guide

UPDATED FOR APRIL 2017 – How to take fair and prompt disciplinary action against an employee including how to conduct a disciplinary hearing plus sample letters on disciplinary matters.