QUICK WIN HR IRELAND is aimed at owners and managers of small businesses and others in the workplace who manage staff, as well as HR practitioners. It provides concise, yet informative, answers to the most frequently asked questions about HR and staff issues in an Irish context. Like other titles in the QUICK WIN series, QUICK WIN HR IRELAND is designed so that you can dip in and out of the content as the need arises to search for answers. There are five sections: HR Basics covers key HR issues applicable to virtually every organisation; Before Employment looks at the issues arising in advance of employing staff – primarily, but not limited to recruitment; During Employment covers the issues likely to arise during an individual’s employment, across policy, procedures, performance management, leave and responsibilities for health and safety and dignity at work; After Employment focuses on the reality of termination of employment – when and how and the issues that might arise afterwards; and HR Management looks at HR’s higher level responsibilities to the organisation it serves. In addition, using the grid in the Contents section, you can search for questions and answers across a range of topics: Communication; Development; Management; Pay & Benefits; Policy & Procedures; Recruitment; and Termination. And, where appropriate, answers cross-reference to other questions for a fuller explanation or more information.