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17th Sep
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Policy—expenses1Introduction1.1This policy applies to all employees of the Company. It sets out Company guidelines for the reimbursement of travel,...
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17th Sep
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Policy—holiday1Introduction1.1This policy sets out the approach that [enter name of organisation] (the Company) will take in relation to holidays...
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15th Sep
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Policy—homeworking1Introduction1.1For the purposes of this policy, ‘homeworking’ means working all (or almost all) of your working hours from your...
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10th Sep
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Policy—Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing1Introduction1.1This policy sets out the Company’s approach to testing staff for coronavirus (COVID-19). It...
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25th Aug
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Policy—substance misuse1Introduction1.1Our employees are our most valuable resource and their health and safety is of the utmost importance. The...
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11th Aug
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Policy and procedure—stress and mental health1Purpose and scope1.1The Company is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of its...
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11th Aug
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Policy—time off work for study and training1Introduction1.1The Company is committed to training and developing the skills of its staff to assist the...
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11th Aug
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Policy—smoking1Purpose and scope1.1The Company has a duty to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of its employees...
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Policy—equality (short form)1Policy statement1.1The Company is fully committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees, workers and job...
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Policy—emergency procedures1Designated section1.1Each employee's workstation is in a designated section, each with its own:1.1.1designated exit points...
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Policy—compassionate leave1Introduction1.1Compassionate leave is designed to enable you to cope with the death of a close relative, make necessary...
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Policy—job-sharing1Introduction1.1The Company believes that job-sharing, as well as appropriate use of part-time work, will benefit...
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Policy—dress code1Introduction1.1The fundamental aim of the Company’s dress-code policy set out below is to ensure that employees present a [positive...
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Policy and procedure—flexible working (short form)1Introduction1.1This document sets out our policy on handling requests by eligible employees for a...
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