Human Resource Solutions


Free Employee Policy Templates for Small Businesses

We passionately believe in supporting SMEs and all our website resources are free

HR Advice and Guidance - Free

Free Employee Policies, Procedures and Employment Contracts
You can also submit any questions you may have - all free

Human Resource Solutions is a human resource management consultancy specialising in supporting small businesses. Welcome to our website!

We know that many of you running a small businesses simply can't afford access to professional HR advice or guidance. We also know that as soon as you start employing staff it is vital to ensure you get it right to prevent costly mistakes. This website is provided on a pro bono (free) basis to help you do just that.

On this website you will find a large number of (hopefully!) useful free resources. For example numerous HR policies and procedures templates can be downloaded (in MS Word format) from the links on the left and adapted for your own business. We also have a blog where numerous frequently asked questions are answered, and a facility for you to ask one of our consultants a question by email - we'll respond usually within 24 hours.

This is a busy website - we have thousands of page views every month and provide answers to dozens of questions. In fact we have well over 300 template downloads every day! To keep this resource free for you we have some adverts and affiliate links scattered throughout the site - hopefully you will not find these too intrusive.

If you are new to this website, you might want to start on our Get Started page, and here are a few highlights from the website....

Some highlights from our website..

1. Video Tutorials
We have undertaken to produce a series of video tutorials to help employers better understand complex HR issues. The first one on 'How to Issue a Contract of Employment" is now available.

2. Shared Parental Leave
Shared Parental Leave is now a reality and significant rights to share maternity or adoption leave and pay are now an entitlement. If your member of staff (or their partner) gets pregnant they will be covered by these regulations. We have produced 2 template shared parental leave policies which fully cover these regulations.

3. Integrated Employment Contract and Staff Handbook Template
Following numerous requests we have now produced a free simplified and integrated Employment Contract and Staff Handbook. This is suitable for any small business even if only employing 1 member of staff. It takes less than ten minutes to fill in, and we have also produced a completed example for guidance.

4. Employment Contract Templates
Including permanent, fixed-term and zero hours contracts. A "Contract for Services" for employing contractors / freelancers is also now available.**NEW** we have just introduced our Letter of Appointment template which you can use to confirm a job offer without having to produce a full blown contract.

5. Staff Handbook Template
A free 40 page professionally written and designed staff handbook in Word format which can be downloaded and easily adapted for your business.

6. HR Policy Manual
A complete HR policy manual for small businesses with all the necessary policies you are likely to need as your business develops. Ready for free download and can easily be adapted for the needs of your business.

7. Procedure for Making a Flexible Working Request
Any member of staff can request flexible working. Here is a template which you can use with mimimal customisation for your business. It fully conforms to ACAS guidelines.

8. Submit a Question
You can submit a question for consideration by one of our professional HR Consultants. This is a free service, and you will receive an answer by email within 24 - 48 hours. Many of the questions and answers are collected (anonymously) in our blog.

9. How to Deal With Staff Who Can't or Won't Perform
Our much requested ebook in response to some of the most asked questions on our website is now available. It's by Alex Brogan our Lead Consultant and comes complete with a free comprehensive online resource pack and access to our email helpdesk. (We make a small charge for this of £4.99).

HR Blog

HR Blog

For more infomation for new and current small businesses who need support with their staffing issues visit Alex Brogan's blog. Alex is our Lead Consultant and manages this website. His blog covers many issues of interest including all the up-to-date employment law issues you need to know about. As well as this there is a running thread of  fully anonymised questions and answers sourced from the many questions asked on this website.