Employing People

Employing and managing staff well is a key issue for all community and voluntary organisations. These resources will help you when you are devising policies relating to managing staff.  

New plans announced for parental leave and flexible working rights

17 Apr 2014Alex Hastings HREmploying People

This week the Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry announced plans to introduce new rights for shared parental leave for working parents as well as an extension to the right to request flexible working.

NJC payscales – trade unions consult members on employer’s side pay offer

4 Apr 2014Alex Hastings HREmploying People, NJC Payscales

On 20 March 2014, the employer’s side of the National Joint Council announced their pay offer from 1 April 2014.

New rates set for 2014 – 2015 statutory payments

7 Feb 2014Alex Hastings HREmploying People

The Department for Work and Pensions has set new rates for statutory sick pay (SSP) and statutory maternity pay (SMP) for 2014 – 2015.

Salary Survey 2012

3 Feb 2014Andrea Thornbury ResearchSalary Survey, Salaries, Employing People

NICVA’S Salary Survey 2012 is the fourth such study carried out in Northern Ireland. The research focuses on the issues of recruitment, retention, training and pensions as well as salaries and benefits.

Auto Enrolment Pensions Update

12 Sep 2013Una McKernan Pensions, Employing People

For those who missed our seminar on auto enrolment, see below some key facts and some contact information to get you started.

NJC Payscales – Agreement now reached for 2013

8 Aug 2013Alex Hastings HRNJC Payscales, Employing People

Agreement has now been reached on rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2013.

Alert - new charity SORP published for comment

29 Jul 2013Denise Copeland HR, Governance and Charity AdviceEmploying People, Charity Regulation

Nigel Davies, Technical Secretary to the charity SORP Committee, and Fiona Muldoon, Monitoring and Compliance Manager at the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, outline how you can comment on the new SORP.

Frequently Asked Questions: Definitions of employee, self-employed, volunteer

22 Feb 2013Alex Hastings HREmploying People

It is critical that organisations correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees, self-employed or volunteers.

Important changes to Payroll Legislation 6 April 2013

22 Feb 2013Alex Hastings HREmploying People, Finance

To improve the operation of Pay As You Earn (PAYE), HMRC have introduced a new system called Real Time Information, or RTI.

Redundancy Guidance

1 Nov 2011Alex Hastings HRRedundancy, Employing People

Redundancy is as issue many organisations will have to face at one time or another. This article gives you some advice on how to best deal with making people redundant.