HR

We provide HR advice and guidance on a range of topics to help voluntary and community organisations deal with HR matters effectively. We also provide examples of HR policies through publishing our staff handbook. You can find out more about HR issues on our HR hub.

Planning for Flexible Furlough

9 Jun 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19)HR, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

With detailed guidance from the Government expected on Friday 12 June about the 'flexible furlough scheme ' from July, the CIPD have produced a helpful checklist for planning for the changes as they come in. 

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from June onwards

1 Jun 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19), COVID 19COVID19 (Coronavirus), HR

On 29 May 2020 the Chancellor announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which contained some key dates relating to furloughing workers as outlined below. 

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme portal now available

26 May 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus), HR

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme was one of the first support measures announced by the Government and the HMRC online claims portal is now live.

Equality Commission allows flexibility for annual monitoring returns

19 May 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19)HR, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

Due to the current disruptions resulting from the impact of COVID19 on our workplaces and working practices, the Equality Commission is asking that employers submit the annual monitoring return when it is practicable to do so. 

NI legislation amended allowing carry over of annual leave

5 May 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19)HR

An amendment to Working Time Regulations came into force in Northern Ireland on 24 April 2020 to allow for annual leave (up to 4 weeks) not taken as a result of coronavirus, to be carried over into the next two leave years.

NICVA HR Guidance on COVID-19

16 Mar 2020Alex Hastings Communications, HRCOVID19 (Coronavirus), HR, Health and Safety

This article contains signposting to sources of information regarding human resources during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as practical guidance on steps to take—for example, regarding absence and leave.

Coronavirus Information for Organisations

4 Mar 2020Alex Hastings HRHR

With an increase in the regions affected by coronavirus, (COVID-19) there is helpful information and guidance available online from a range organisations.

Minimum Wage increased rates - April 2020

4 Mar 2020Alex Hastings HRHR

The National Minimum and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1 April 2020.

NICVA maintains Investors in People Gold accreditation

23 Oct 2019Heather Wilson HRHR

NICVA staff and Executive Committee were delighted this year to maintain the Investors in People Gold accreditation, first awarded to NICVA in 2012 and subsequently in 2015.

Payscales 2018 - 2020

30 Apr 2019HRHR

The payscales for 2018 - 2020 have been updated to reflect the changes to the NJC pay spine for 2019/20.