Policy Updates

Scotland - Human Resources - Domiciliary Care

Document Modified Date: 14/07/2020 11:54

References Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: SPR23

This policy will support staff who are involved in the recruitment process. It has been updated to include information on when to obtain character and personal references.

Document Modified Date: 13/07/2020 13:33

Equality and Diversity Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality and Human Rights Region: | Reference: SPE03

This policy underpins each employer’s approach to discrimination and equal opportunities. It can assist should any claim be brought for discrimination, as if the employer can show that it has a properly implemented equality and diversity policy, this can be used in defence of such a claim. As the sanctions for non-compliance are contained in other policies, this is more for reference purposes, hence the lower business impact. The policy has been reviewed with minimal change and a reference to bullying has been added. References and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 06/07/2020 16:01

Working Time Regulations Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: SPM13

Legislation has been inserted with reference to the Working Times (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. A new procedure has been included to confirm that employees are now entitled to carry 4 weeks’ paid leave into the following two annual leave years if prevented from taking holidays due to coronavirus. A new form ‘Notice to take annual leave under Regulation 15(2) WTR 1998‘ and further references have been added.

Document Modified Date: 02/07/2020 10:14

Staff Retention Policy and Procedure

Quality Assurance Human Resources Quality Assurance Region: | Reference: SQP04

This policy will help support the staff retention in the service and signpost to areas to consider to increase staff retention.

Document Modified Date: 01/07/2020 14:07

Absenteeism Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: SPP01

This policy, along with the Capability Policy and Procedure; Discipline Policy and Procedure and Grievance Policy and Procedure are equally important. This is one of the policies which covers the formal interaction between staff and management when there is a problem which needs to be addressed, and sets out an appropriate process for this which complies with the ACAS guidance on this subject.

Document Modified Date: 25/06/2020 16:05

Development Appraisal Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: SPR01

This policy will support management and staff on arranging and delivering appraisals to all staff. It signposts to the SSSC ‘Step into Leadership’ programme. The policy has been reviewed with minimal changes. References and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 24/06/2020 14:56

Staff Loans and Advances Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: SPC12

This policy will inform management on the process to follow if employees request advances of wages so it is likely that this policy will be used fairly often. It has been updated with some additions, and references and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 19/06/2020 14:05

Grievances Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: SPP04

This policy is one of the main policies governing the relationship between employees and their employers. It sets out a formal process that an employer is obliged to deal with. The policy has been reviewed with no significant changes made and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 10/06/2020 15:47

Disclosure Scotland Code of Practice Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: SPM14

This policy will guide relevant staff who deal with the recruitment of staff about which roles require which level of PVG. The storage and disposal of such confidential information is paramount and this policy will direct staff on how to manage this. The policy now includes information on checking overseas staff.

Document Modified Date: 10/06/2020 15:31

Annual Holiday Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: SPA02

This policy has been updated to offer further guidance on holidays during furlough. The policy outlines the steps to be taken in making, accepting and rejecting a holiday request; as well as the legal obligations of an organisation to ensure that staff are able to take all the holidays they are entitled to.

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