Policy Updates

Scotland - Human Resources - Domiciliary Care

Document Modified Date: 24/02/2021 17:37

Parental Leave Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Human Resources COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SPA12

This policy outlines the law on Parental Leave. This is a commonly overlooked
entitlement to leave and should not be confused with Shared Parental Leave, Paternity
Leave, Maternity Leave or other family-related leave. The right is to up to 18-weeks of
unpaid leave until the employee’s child reaches 18 years old. The Procedure section
has been updated to confirm the position in relation to employees’ terms and
conditions when exercising their right to Parental Leave. An additional entitlement letter
has been added to the Forms section and the references have been updated.

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2021 16:31

Statement of Main Terms and Conditions of Employment – Variation

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: SPC13

New: This policy contains template documents for employees’ terms and conditions, as well as variations of terms and conditions. It has been reviewed with all forms updated to ensure they remain current with the Employment Rights Act 1996. References also updated.

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2021 16:31

Statement of Main Terms and Conditions of Employment – Variation

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: SPC13

New: This policy contains template documents for employees’ terms and conditions, as well as variations of terms and conditions. It has been reviewed with all forms updated to ensure they remain current with the Employment Rights Act 1996. References also updated.

Document Modified Date: 16/02/2021 16:43

Training Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: SPR25

Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. This policy will help staff with implementing a training plan and includes forms to apply for training and record who attended the various training courses.

Document Modified Date: 16/02/2021 15:28

Induction and Onboarding Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: SPR24

Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current, a new form to record staff allergies had been added. This policy will guide staff with recruitment and retention which are such a vital part to get right for organisations, this policy should be reviewed by staff responsible for any part of the induction process.

Document Modified Date: 16/02/2021 15:07

Shared Parental Leave Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: SPA10

The policy was reviewed with minimal change, references and links remain current. The uptake of shared parental leave has been incredibly low since its introduction and this is not likely to change in the near future unless there are some severe changes to how the system works. It is therefore unlikely that any client will receive a request for SPL but it is important that they have a policy in place should that happen.

Document Modified Date: 09/02/2021 15:00

Gender Pay Reporting Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality and Human Rights Region: | Reference: SPE08

This policy has been updated to include new forms; a Manager’s Guidance Note on how to prepare a Gender Pay Gap Report, a template Gender Pay Gap Report and a template Memorandum. This policy will not apply to all employers as it is only relevant to those who have 250 or more staff as of 5 April of each year. However, if an employer is captured by this then they must comply with the requirement to report their Gender Pay Gap. This policy provides detailed guidance on how to do this.

Document Modified Date: 05/02/2021 12:54

Annual Holiday Policy and Procedure

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

This policy governs both holiday entitlement and the process to book holidays. It sets out the minimum legal requirements in relation to annual leave and also includes specific guidance relating to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and furlough leave. The policy has been amended to update the reference period to calculate holiday entitlement for those with irregular hours of work from 12 weeks to 52 weeks.  Amendments have also been made to update the travel restrictions and holiday carry over.

Document Modified Date: 20/01/2021 18:08

Redundancy Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: SPM04

This policy has been reviewed and amendments made within the ‘Forms’ section, including a revised individual consultation checklist. References have been reviewed and updated. This policy will guide staff on the process to follow if redundancy is being considered for any staff member.

Document Modified Date: 20/01/2021 17:52

Alcohol and Drugs Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: SPP02

This policy has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. It is unlikely that use of this policy will be commonplace. However, the implications in the event it is necessary for the service to apply this policy can be serious. The policy provides a framework for substance abuse issues and the practical steps are dealt with under the Discipline Policy and Procedure and the Capability Policy and Procedure.

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