Contract of Employment and Staff Handbook Software

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What is it?

Bright Contracts is a software package that has everything you need to create and manage a professional staff handbook and contracts of employment. Getting these in place has traditionally been an expensive, complicated and time-consuming process. Bright Contracts makes it quick and easy.

Why should I use it?

Without employee contracts in place, an employer is risking large settlements in the case of staff disputes, and fines in the case of regulatory inspections. Having contracts also clearly defines the contractual relationship between you and your employees. Bright Contracts is the easiest way to get sorted.

How much does it cost?

Single employer, unlimited employees €149
Multiple employers, unlimited employees €299
Phone/email support Free

Price is per user and subject to VAT. Price covers 12 months full use from date of activation.

Feature Packed Software

Bright Contracts is teeming with useful functionality, from the obvious to the obscure. Yet it delivers it all in a neat, easy to use package. You'll wonder how you ever managed without it.

Unlimited Employees

Bright Contracts does not set a limit on the number of employees you can add. And there are no confusing price brackets that depend on the number of employees you have.

Create Your Staff Handbook

Use the suggested content or customise it to your needs. Add pre-defined sections or add your own proprietary sections. Re-arrange as required.

Create Employment Contracts

Create a contract for each employee and record when they are signed. Archive old contracts. Base one contract on another for rapid creation.

Styles, Fonts, Colours

With full control over cover pages, logos, headers, footers, fonts, colours, and more, you can ensure your documents match your corporate identity, or just simply make them look how you want.

Document Previewing

Before you print a handbook or contract, you can see an accurate on-screen preview of how it will look on page. Scroll, zoom and pan controls make it simple and flexible.

Keeping Track

An employee is flagged red if he or she does not have a handbook or contract. An employee is flagged amber if he or she has an out of date handbook or soon to expire contract.

At a Glance

The summary screen gives you an overview of handbooks in use, recent handbook updates, who does and doesn't have a handbook, and who does and doesn't have a current signed contract.

Guidance and Tips

Not everyone is an employment law expert. If you're not sure what to enter for a certain field, or you're not 100% sure what something means, click the handy tip icon for an inline explanation.

Always Up To Date

Employment law legislation changes over time. When it does, and the Bright Contracts handbook or contract template changes, you'll be made aware of the adjustment, which you can accept with a single click.

Bureau Version

Expand the services you offer or add a new revenue stream to your business wih the Bureau version of Bright Contracts, which allows you to create handbooks and contracts for unlimited employers and employees.

Industry Customisation

Bright Contracts partners with professional bodies and groups to create bespoke contracts and handbooks. Industry customisation is an excellent value added member offering for any professional group. 

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Jun 16

Posted by
Laura Murphy

Euro 2016 - Avoid having to issue a workplace red card

Euro 2016 starts this Friday 10 June, with France v Romania kicking off proceedings in Stade de France, Paris. Whether your employees are die-hard football fans or fare weather followers, the Euros are more than likely going to be a key water cooler conversation over the next few weeks.

Unfortunately for employers, major sporting events pose a management challenge as employees look to support their team, regardless of the day, or time of day.

On a positive note, getting the management of sporting events, such as the Euros, right can be a great way to inject fun in the workplace and increase employee morale.

Below we look at some of the challenges and how best to manage them.

The Management Challenges

Leave Requests

Whether it is multiple holiday requests or employees looking for time off to watch the game, the chances are employers will have increased leave requests during this time. First and foremost, employers will need to ensure business demands can be met, however where possible employers are advised to take a flexible approach to such requests:

  • can you be flexible with holiday requests
  • can shift swaps be permitted
  • is it possible to allow staff to make up the time before or after the football match?

Whatever process you follow, be it first come first served or pulling names out of a hat, it must be fair and consistently applied in a non-discriminatory fashion.

Sickness Absence

Sickness absence in the workplace often increases during sporting events. Employers are advised to monitor attendance records during the period, including reviewing sickness levels or late attendance due to post match celebrations. As with any period of unauthorised absences, unexplained or questionable attendance could result in formal disciplinary proceedings. Carrying out a return-to-work interview is always a recommended approach to managing short-term absences and should form part of any sickness absence policy.

Watching in Work

You may decide to screen the games in the workplace. If going down this route, it is advisable to again set some ground rules, such as; the employee must first obtain their manager’s permission to watch the game and that they understand that their work must not be compromised by watching the game.

It is also worth considering whether or not you will permit employees to watch the Euros on the internet. If employees are not allowed to watch the Euros on the internet during work hours it should be made clear to them that if they are found doing so, it will be a disciplinary matter. Be careful however, if you intend to monitor internet usage then this should be made clear to employees. Covert monitoring should not be conducted, so be sure to check your internet policies.

So to employers who wish to see the Euros pass off smoothly without having to issue any of their own red cards, the message is, be prepared. Agree an approach before the tournament begins, clearly communicate it to staff, and apply it consistently.

Enjoy the football.

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