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HR & Employment Law resources

Employing and managing your people can be a challenging task but it doesn’t have to be. Our tools and templates have been designed to take away any HR headaches and make your responsibilities more manageable.

Free HR & Employment Law resources

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Employment Contract Templates

Make sure your contracts are effective. From Directors to zero-hour workers, each contract template contains clauses that can be made bespoke to your employees.


COVID-19 Redundancy Starter Checklist

Contains five of the key things you’ll need to consider before embarking upon a redundancy process.


Extended Furlough Scheme Template

A guide to what financial support is available, who is eligible, and the steps to agreeing with your employees to put them on extended furlough.


HR Health Check Questionnaire

A free assessment of your business’ compliance with employment regulations and level of employee relations.


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Browse our full range of useful courses and buy online for immediate access.

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Employment Contracts

Make sure your contracts are effective and bespoke to your business using our templates.

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Staff Handbooks

The easy way to distribute the necessary policies and documentation to all of your employees.

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Absence Management

Drafted by our Employment Law professionals to ensure you comply with current legislations and best HR practice.

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Our software solutions

Managing a business is challenging and making sure you’re on top of your HR & Employment Law measures can feel like you’re spinning a lot of plates. To take the weight off your shoulders, our experts have created core tools to keep you and your people compliant at a fraction of the cost.

First for Employment

Our employee management package is designed to ease your HR pains and support you through every employment scenario.

  • Help ease the burden of HR management
  • Have full control of disciplinaries, employee training, and HR records
  • Tighten up on HR compliance
First For Employment - HR Software

First for Learning

Our learning package provides your people with core training modules to develop their skills specific to your business.

  • Develop your employees and workers with our 60+ courses
  • Grow your business with a more skilled workforce
  • Manage and review your employees’ progress
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First for Payroll

Our payroll management software is second to none and one of the easiest systems you will find using a simple four-step process.

  • You provide us with the information to set up your account
  • We process your payroll
  • We send your payslips and reports
  • You pay your employees and HMRC
First For Payroll - HR Software

First for Contractors

Properly manage your subcontractors with the use of our resources to guide you through the selection process.

  • A one-stop shop to store all documentation
  • Your subcontractors can upload all their details onto the software for you to compare with other applicants and choose the best suited for your business
  • You receive notifications to upload or review information from your subcontractors, formal agreements and can assess competencies so you’re always one step ahead
  • All evidence is stored online so you can access it anywhere at any time
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First for Holidays

A simple online holiday planner gives your people control over their annual leave, and you can manage them whenever you need to.

  • Access your account 24/7, wherever you are
  • Monitor absences and holidays
  • Receive notifications when an employee submits a holiday request
  • Produce monthly and annual absence reports
  • Set holiday limits for employees or departments as a whole
  • Record any overtime or Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) and assign it to your employees for the extra hours they’ve put in
First For Holidays - HR Software

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