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First for Employment

Our Employee Management Package can ease the burden of HR management and give you peace of mind when it comes to employment disputes.

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First for Contractors

Subcontractors are a flexible source of expertise and labour, available as and when your business requires. However, that flexibility comes at a price: less control.

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First for Payroll

We believe our payroll management software is one of the easiest systems you will find. We make it a very simple to manage using a 4-step process.

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All the advice and documents you need.

Browse our free guides and resources aimed to help with the issues our clients face, prepared by our in-house team.

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First for Holidays

A simple online staff holiday planner.

EL Direct has developed a simple online staff holiday planner. Allow your staff to book their own absenses through their phone or computer and have a manager approve or reject them.

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I have used you a few years ago for a former employee and didn't even consider contacting anyone else for my own business needs. I was not disappointed. Excellent customer service and well-informed support given.

Helen's Cleaning Solutions
Helen Hogan

Forthcoming with the information that I required, putting my mind at rest after a very stressful week. I have a very happy client as a result.

Mikey Locks Ltd
Marina Reardon

Offered everything I wanted and more - including the payroll side of things. Perfect and the people I spoke to were super helpful and knowledgeable.



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Pieces of Advice

I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to www.openoffice.org.
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading OpenOffice.org...'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.