Policy Updates

Scotland - Human Resources - Mental Health

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: 18/06/2020 10:03

References Policy and Procedure

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

All businesses will have staff turnover and will receive reference requests from other employers. It is important that reference requests are dealt with consistently and fairly and that only designated employees from your service provide them, to ensure that no liability for discrimination is incurred if a reference request is dealt with inappropriately. Given the sector, employers are also required to ensure that all individuals are of good character. The policy has been reviewed with minimal change. References and links have been checked and remain current.

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.

Document Modified Date: 09/06/2020 17:35

Director or Trustee’s Development Appraisal Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: SPR22

This policy will inform staff on the appraisal process and signposts to best practice for further reading to enrich knowledge. It has been reviewed with minimal change and references and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 28/05/2020 13:32

Obtaining Medical Reports Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: SPP06

This policy will inform staff on the process to follow to obtain medical records for staff.

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