A new HR and employment guide for small to medium-sized businesses has been launched by Pat Breen Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection. Co-authored by Catherine Corcoran, Partner and Head of RSM Ireland’s Management Consulting division and Joanne Healy, BL, Group Employee Relations Manager for the Bank of Ireland Group, the new guide provides a ‘one-stop’ and comprehensive resource for SMEs in complying with employment law and following best practice in managing human resources. In doing so, the new guide outlines the lifecycle of the employment relationship: recruitment and selection; terms and conditions of employment; the employee experience; education training; development and performance; dignity at work and protected disclosures; disciplinary and grievance procedures; and termination of employment.

To mark the launch of the guide, Chartered Accountants Ireland and RSM co-hosted a special seminar entitled, “Delivering an authentic employment experience and maximising performance”, with a panel discussion featuring the authors and John Farrelly, Chief Executive Officer, The Mental Health Commission and Stuart Preston, Head of Leadership and Organisation Development, Opes Business Partners.

Over 250 pages in extent, with all of its templates available online, Human Resources and Employment: Policies and Procedures can be purchased from the Chartered Accountants Ireland website.

Denise Maguire        
Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine