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Oct 14

Posted by
Laura Murphy

Whistleblowing Legislation

As you are probably aware, this July saw the introduction of the Whistleblowing Act; the most significant piece of employment legislation to be introduced in Ireland in some time.

As this legislation establishes itself, we fully expect there will be a considerable amount of cases on the matter. The advice to employers is to get prepared now by putting a whistleblowing policy in place.

A complete whistleblowing policy is available to all Bright Contracts customers now. Simply log in to access the policy today.

Further information on whistleblowing can be found here.

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Bright Contracts - Employment Contracts and Handbooks

Posted in Company handbook

31
Oct 14

Posted by
Laura Murphy

Social Media - a challenge for employers!

Social Media has shifted workplace dynamics, offering limitless commercial potential, including opportunities to increase client base, branding advertising, and recruitment. Social media has made historically 9-5 business accessible 24/7.

However, it is not without risk! Social media can put companies at risk of:

  • Decreased productivity
  • Reputational damage
  • Leakage of confidential company information: if it's digital, it's public!

How can Bright Contracts Help?

Bright Contracts now contains a Social Media Policy, which helps managers put measures in place to regulate its use and to combat risks. The Social Media Policy has been included in the Staff Handbook. If you haven't already, we recommend you update your program and introduce the Social Media Policy in your workplace.

 

 

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Bright Contracts - Employment Contracts and Handbooks

Posted in Company handbook

31
Oct 14

Posted by
Laura Murphy

Bright Contracts is live in the UK!

Following the success of Bright Contracts Ireland, we are delighted to announce that we are now offering Bright Contracts UK.

Bright Contracts UK will create and manage contracts of employment suitable for use across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The staff handbook contains policies and procedures that are specific to the UK. As always, the website contains a range of guidance and templates on day-to-day HR issues.

Check us out at www.brightcontracts.co.uk

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Bright Contracts - Employment Contracts and Handbooks

Posted in Contract of employment

31
Oct 14

Posted by
Laura Murphy

New Support!

At Bright Contracts, we're continuously looking at ways to improve the service and support we offer our customers. As part of this we've recently added additional free support to our website!

  • How to Roll Out Contracts of Employment and Staff Handbook

Purchasing Bright Contracts and creating employee contracts is the easy part! Introducing them to existing employees can be a slightly trickier issue. To help you successfully issue your employee documentation we've added a detailed step-by-step guide, plus video to our website, that will help get you sorted without creating conflict in your workplace.

  • Managing Absences: Return to Work Interviews

11 million days are lost each year in Ireland due to employee absences, costing the economy €15 billion per year! One of the most effective ways of managing employee absence is to conduct Return to Work Interviews. We've put together a short guide and template form to help you structure and conduct Return to Work Interviews.

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Bright Contracts - Employment Contracts and Handbooks

Posted in Company handbook, Contract of employment

23
Oct 14

Posted by
Rachel Hynes

Breakfast with Bright Contracts

Thesaurus Software had an interesting morning yesterday as we had our first Employment Law breakfast meeting. We met with a number of our customers at the Pillo Hotel in Ashbourne for a two hour employment law seminar.

The morning had a particular emphasis on our HR software Bright Contracts and the importance of having employment contracts and employee handbooks in the workplace. The topics under discussion throughout the morning included:

• Managing sick leave
• How to handle workplace theft
• Employee dismissal - what you need to know
• Employment law update: The Whistleblowing Bill and The Workplace Relations Bill

We were delighted with the turnout for the event and really enjoyed meeting our customers and answering their queries. With the morning being a great success, we are starting to plan more breakfast meetings in various locations across Ireland.

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Bright Contracts - Employment Contracts and Handbooks

Posted in Company handbook, Contract of employment