Do You Know What You're Downloading?

Submitted by Dawn on 27th March 2017

HR professional, HR Consultant, HR policies, legal compliance, legal requirements

For most employers, the first time you realise that you need some HR policies to ensure you are legally compliant you more than likely carried out a quick internet search and downloaded what you thought you needed from page 1. 

It the obvious place to start. There is a mountain of valuable business advice online and search engines often become trusty advisors when it comes to the things that you don’t know. 

It pays to exercise more than just a little bit of caution though. Should you really trust the internet to give you the policies and templates that have the power to make or break your business? 

Here are a couple of things to look out for …

You have no real idea where your advice is coming from 

You don’t have to be an expert legal advisor, or HR consultant, to build a website and share your views and opinions online. Pretty much anyone with a laptop and the patience to watch a few YouTube videos can do it, or alternatively for a few hundred pounds you will easily find someone to do it for you.  If you are not searching and downloading information from a reputable site, you are putting your business at risk.

Working with an experienced, qualified HR professional will make sure that your documentation is informed by legal requirements and cutting-edge best practice. 

The law changes regularly 

Employment law constantly changes and there are times when doing a few online searches may well give you what you’re looking for, but will you be confident that this information is current?  When it comes to managing your people, is it worth cutting corners? 

If you’re concerned about whether your practices are hitting the mark, get in touch today by filling in the Contact Form or calling us on 01604 763494, to arrange your no-obligation chat about where you stand, and what your options are.