Will Roney

Book Review – The Employer’s Handbook by Barry Cushway

In Non-Fiction Writing on February 19, 2012 at 18:15

The Employer's Handbook 2011-12: An Essential Guide to Employment Law Personnel Policies and Precedures

There may come a time where your startup needs to start employing people. You have a viable business model, and you need to take on extra help to make sure that you can deliver the product or service that you offer. However, where do you start with all of the ‘boring’ stuff that you need to do to make employment a fair and equitable experience for those that you choose.

The Employer’s Handbook by Barry Cushway brings together all of the important issues facing a small or medium-sized company as it transitions into one that has staff. This is a book that attempts to give unambiguous guidance to the new (and old) employer on employment issues. Now at edition number 8, this is still a comprehensive source of hands-on advice in an increasingly complex area of employment relations.

There are sections which cover the whole gamut of the employment experience – from writing contracts, through to what to do about maternity cover or writing a staff handbook. This book is a one-stop cornucopia of advice and suggestions as to what to do in any business situation.

If you need advice about handling the less-comfortable aspects of employment (Grievances, disciplinaries and trade unions) then this is a very handy book to ensure that you stay on the right side of the argument. “The Employer’s Handbook” is not a substitute for proper legal advice in the extreme situations, but it is a good primer to guide in the initial stages of a problem.

This is a well-written, well set out book that enables the reader to jump to the particular section that they need help on. Within each section, solutions are well presented to help the reader effectively find the answer to their problem. If there are any questions that you have on employment – then this is the book that you need.

Have you enjoyed this review? If you have, click through and buy the book HERE!


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