Policies – The Managers Helpful Hub

Avoid Hassle and Solve Problems with Employees.  Buy the Perfect Set of HR Policies

Created by
Employment & HR Barrister Daniel Barnett

Never again face the problem of employees saying they don't understand a policy, or managers not following them.

Most HR policies are far too long.  They've been assembled from a template designed to cover every situation, or have been added to again and again over the years until they're a mess.

I've selected the key twenty policies that every business needs and re-imagined them, stripping them down to their bare bones to provide you with the protection and flexibility your business needs.

Daniel Barnett
Outer Temple Chambers

Is this you?

 "Our policies are out of date, and I don't have time to update them."

"I'm sick of being the 'HR Police' - I want simple policies that give us flexibility."

"They're wordy and full of jargon - nobody reads them."

"We've got too many policies, and they don't link up properly."

"Our managers don't follow them - they just don't get the need."

Our Policies have been Stripped Down and Reduced to their Bare Essentials 

Everyone can read and follow them - they're stripped down to the essentials, with no verbiage or restrictive procedures.

You don't need to worry about whether they're up to date - they cover the law as it stands in 2021.

You'll have flexibility where it's needed, and with clear guidelines where necessary.

Prepared by one of the best-known employment and HR barristers in the UK.

They're simple, practical, and readable.

Fully updated for bereavement leave and the new requirements for written particulars of employment.

Here's What You Get...

#1 Recruitment Policy

  • Internal and external recruitment
  • Advertising, shortlisting and interview
  • Making a job offer

#2 Holiday Policy

  • Holiday entitlement and taking holiday
  • Sickness during periods of holiday
  • Long-term absence and holiday
  • Arrangements on termination

#3 Flexible Working Policy

  • How to request flexible working
  • Dealing with a flexible working request
  • Appeals and challenges

#4 Equal Opportunities Policy

  • Different types of discrimination
  • Duties and responsibilities for management and staff
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Breaches and enforcement

#5 Drugs & Alcohol Policy

  • Consequences of drug or alcohol use/possession
  • Drinking at work events
  • Dealing with side-effects of prescription medication
  • Screening and searches

#6 Wellbeing Policy

  • Managing stress
  • Talking to us
  • Sources of external support

#7 Menopause Policy

  • Understanding the menopause
  • Helping you through the menopause

#8 Maternity & Family Friendly Policy

  • Maternity leave and pay
  • Shared parental leave
  • Paternity, adoption and ordinary parental leave
  • Bereavement leave

#9 Homeworking Policy

  • Applying for homeworking
  • Setting up, managing, and supervising homeworking
  • Security, confidentiality and data protection

#10 Social Media Policy

  • Rules for using social media
  • Protecting business contacts
  • Problems on social media

#11 Harrassment & Bullying Policy

  • Understanding harassment & bullying
  • Dealing with the problem
  • Confidentiality
  • Protection

#12 Performance Improvement Policy

  • How to deal with things informally
  • How formal performance meetings are carried out
  • Performance improvement stages
  • Dismissals for poor performance

#13 Absence Management Policy

  • Reporting absence and evidence of incapacity
  • Fit for work service
  • Managing long term and persistent absence
  • Other types of absence

#14 Grievance Policy

  • Informal grievances
  • Formal grievance procedure
  • Right to be accompanied

#15 Whistleblowing Policy

  • Understanding whistleblowing
  • Raising a concern
  • Protection and confidentiality
  • External disclosures

#16 Bribery Policy

  • Understanding bribery & corruption
  • What staff must not do
  • Kickbacks, gifts, hospitality and expenses
  • Record keeping and staff obligations

#17 GDPR Policy

  • Explanation of the data protection principles
  • How the company deals with data
  • Instructions on how employees should handle data
  • Subject access requests

#18 Modern Slavery Policy

  • Explanation of modern slavery
  • What (not) to do if you are one of the company's suppliers
  • What (not) to do if you are one of the company's employees

#19 Disciplinary Policy

  • Investigations
  • Dismissal and other sanctions
  • Examples

#20 Redundancy Policy

  • Avoiding redundancies
  • Making redundancies
  • Sample selection criteria

PLUS Junior and Senior Template Employment Contracts

Some Frequently Asked Questions for You...

How much do the policies cost?

The policies cost £250+VAT.

What will I get when I order?

You’ll get:

an immediate link to download all twenty policies and both contracts;

and a 90-day guarantee of a full refund if you’re not happy with the policies.

I'd rather not pay by card. Can I pay by invoice?

Yes (although we might ask for payment before we send anything out to you).  Just email irene@themanagershelpfulhub.co.uk and we’ll sort it out.

What if I want my money back?

Just ask us!  Email us on irene@themanagershelpfulhub.co.uk.

Can I rebrand the policies for myself?

Yes.  We supply you with the electronic files.  The cover sheets are provided in .jpg and .pdf format, and you can simply substitute your own.  The actual policies are supplied as Word documents, and you can change them in any way you want.

How can I be confident they are properly prepared and legally compliant?

The policies are prepared by Daniel Barnett, one of the UK’s leading employment law barristers.  He has written ten books on employment law and appears regularly on radio and TV.  The policies are the result of Daniel’s 25 years’ experience representing and advising many hundreds of companies in employment litigation.  Each policy has been checked by an independent HR Professional (who also sits on employment tribunals) and an editor.

We have a collective agreement with a union. Can we use these policies?

It’s unlikely a union would agree to you adopting these policies.  They are designed to protect the employer, and do not include much of the detail that unions try to negotiate into policies.  So although you might find the policies useful for developing your own knowledge, they’re unlikely to be of much use in your job.

If I were entirely ignorant of all HR, would these 20 policies cover all of my HR needs and circumstances?

If you are a small or medium business, then these 20 policies will cover everything you need.

Large corporations, charities and public sector employers (such as local authorities and NHS Trusts) need more detailed policies.

If you’re unsure whether these policies will suffice, you’ll be covered under our 3-month guarantee and can have your money back if you remain uncertain once you’ve seen them.

Can I buy just one policy, rather than all twenty?

Sorry, no.  They are designed to work together, and several of them cross-reference to other related policies.  We only sell them as a complete set.

My organisation has special needs - will this template set be useful for me?

There’s an easy way to find out; get hold of a set, and you then have 3 months under our guarantee to ask for your money back if they’re not useful.  The policies aren’t really suitable for companies that bargain collectively with unions, for public sector employers or for FTSE-100 type companies.  But they’re written with everyone else in mind.

I write my own policies - how will these help me?

If you want to keep your own policies, these act as a ‘sanity check’.

A lot of people tell us that they’ve gone back and revised large segments of their policies after seeing ours, and even more people have said they’ve realised they can cut entire sections out to make their policies simpler and more user-friendly.

What happens if there is a change in the law?

Our policies are carefully designed not to need regular updating.  But they can be updated by you at any time.

Can I see a sample?


  1. Disclaimer: The policies do not contain or amount to legal advice.  They are non-bespoke template documents and have been created and prepared as generic documents, not with your organisation's requirements in mind.  If you require legal advice, please contact us for details of his professional and consultancy rates.
  2. You are entitled to a full refund at any time for 90 days after purchase, just by asking us.


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You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee.

If you're not happy with the policies, we'll give you a refund - with no questions asked.  Just email us on irene@themanagershelpfulhub.co.uk and we'll pay you back every penny, straightaway.