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Employment Law and HR Services from EL Direct

HS Direct provide employment law and HR services through our sister company EL Direct. They provide comprehensive employee and subcontractor management services to companies of all types and sizes. They also use the same cloud based employee and subcontractor management software as we do so you can be confident that you will be receiving a fantastic product at a great price.

They can assist with:

  • Employment contracts
  • Subcontractor agreements
  • Staff handbooks
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Employment tribunal claims
  • Employee management software
  • Subcontractor management software
  • Payroll management software
  • Staff leave and holiday planning software

To view all of the employment contracts that they offer click here. Alternatively if you require immediate employment law or HR advice call them on 0114 241 7092.

I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.