Introduction

An introduction to HR and YourHR.guide. What role does HR play within an SME organisation?

Human Resources Management (HR) is an essential part of running any successful business. There are regulations and legal requirements to comply with and procedures surrounding every aspect of employment. 

YourHR.guide will help you cover all of this and more. 

Human Resources (HR) is NOT about being "pink and fluffy". HR should be about a practical and effective approach to managing people that supports the organisation and helps the business achieve its objectives. 
 
Your employees are one of your greatest assets. You cannot run or build a business without good people, and quite frankly, the better your people are, the better your business will be. However, people can also be one of your biggest liabilities as there are numerous legal requirements to comply with, and it can be difficult to know where to start and exactly what you need to do. To add to this, employment law is always changing!
 
SMEs can often feel overwhelmed, frustrated and out of control when it comes to HR as they generally have limited in-house resources or expertise.  This can mean that they can, unknowingly, fall foul of employment law or regulations.
 
YourHR.guide has been written for SMEs. It explains HR without legal jargon and will help you navigate through HR and employment law and help you implement an HR foundation that will ensure that you can meet legal requirements and be compliant. It covers the day-to-day issues that can arise within an SME, from new starters, absence, conduct issues, non-performance, termination, and much more.
 
Read the HR introduction and Top HR Tips to help you on your journey to HR success. 

Frequently asked questions

You can access some content free of charge and without having to provide any details. You can access more FREE content with Regular Membership, but you will need to sign up/register and give your email address. To access all the guidance and templates, you will need to subscribe and become a Premium Member. 

The site is updated on a continual basis. This may include adding new content or amending existing content if there is a change in employment law or regulations. If you sign up/register for Regular Membership or subscribe to Premium Membership, you will receive a notification when there is an update.

Yes. Provided you have signed-up/registered as a Regular Member or subscribe to Premium Membership, you will be sent an email notification about any changes. You can then log-in and view the Recent Updates page on the home page that gives links to the updated pages. Please note that some updates may only be available to Premium Members. 

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1. How to use YourHR.guide

YourHR.guide will allow you manage all the day-to-day HR situations that arise within an SME and to build and maintain a solid HR foundation. It includes all the guidance and templates you will need, divided into different categories from recruitment, ending employment and everything in between.

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