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These are designed as a ‘How to’ guide. They give you an overview of the topic, key facts and processes. They also offer a series of FAQs that you might find useful. HR topics from all stages of the employee life cycle are covered.

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Parental leave for paid parish workers (unpaid)

Parental leave guidance for parishes and parish workers (unpaid).

Paternity leave for paid parish workers

As a parish employer you may be required to offer Paternity Leave and Paternity Pay. These guidance notes detail what needs to be offered and when.

Performance appraisal briefing for line managers

An annual review done well can have a profoundly positive effect on employee motivation and satisfaction. It is an opportunity to step out of the day-to-day, review the past and plan for the future.

Performance management

Managing performance begins from your very first interactions when someone and starts with making them feel valued and that their contribution important.


Whilst it is easy to get wrapped up in the administration of recruitment, it is important to remember that it is all for a reason! A bad appointment can have a devastating effect on not only the role but also on team morale.

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