Useful resources when starting in HR

Workplace relations experts Acas have recently produced ‘New to HR – Helpful Acas resources for you‘. This collection of guidance, tools and materials has been developed from customer feedback on what they would have found most helpful when first starting in HR.

Sections include: Recruitment and induction, Contracts, Pay, Managing discipline and grievance, Managing absence, Holidays, Managing appraisals and performance, Redundancy, TUPE.

Much should be of use to managers with personnel responsibilities.

Fundraising regulator wants board member for Wales

The Fundraising Regulator is recruiting a board member to represent Wales.

“The Fundraising Regulator is a voluntary regulatory organisation with approximately 20 permanent staff and a budget of £2 – 2.5 million per year, acquired through a levy on those charitable organisations which have a high expenditure on fundraising activities. It is responsible for self-regulating all types of charitable fundraising and has a universal remit to investigate and adjudicate against all charitable organisations which fundraise, regardless of whether an organisation is registered with it.

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Charity Commission updates guidance on serious incidents, launches anti-fraud resource

The Charity Commission is consulting on proposed updates to its guidance for charities ‘What to do if something goes wrong: reporting serious incidents’. The guidance

aims to help charities identify what to report and when. Listing the most common types of incidents, the guidance explains what should be reported to the Commission (as well as to the police and other regulators). New checklists and a table of examples of what, and what not, to report to the Commission are included.

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Labour shadow voluntary sector minister appointed

The gap in the Labour Party’s shadow cabinet covering the civil society brief has new been filled, by Steve Reed, Labour and Co-operative MP for Croydon North.

Civil Society News on the announcement, or see their interview titled ‘The government has attempted to undermine the sector’. A sample extract:

“You can’t have it both ways, you can’t have the state withdrawing and expecting the voluntary sector to step in when you are slashing your resources at the same time.”

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Rounding up info on sector impact of leaving EU

Northern Ireland’s sector body NICVA has created a web page to “collate relevant articles, statements, and questions relating to the process of the UK leaving the European Union”. The hub will seek to provide information and updates on the many unanswered questions around important EU issues such as rights, environmental protections, employment law and sector funding.

Most of the links on there so far have a Northern Ireland focus, but still worth those elsewhere in the UK keeping an eye out on NICVA’s web page. » Continue reading news item ... “Rounding up info on sector impact of leaving EU”

Voting urged to help Pollinating the Peak project win £25,000

An exciting initiative to protect bumblebees and wild pollinators – including the scarce Bilberry bumblebee – across the Peak District and Derbyshire could receive a major boost if conservation charity Bumblebee Conservation Trust wins an online vote.

People are being urged to support the charity’s Pollinating the Peak project, which is shortlisted to win £25,000 in the Aviva Community Fund, in an online vote running from 21 October-18 November 2016. » Continue reading news item ... “Voting urged to help Pollinating the Peak project win £25,000”