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First for Employment

Our Employee Management Package can ease the burden of HR management...Read More.

First for Contractors

Subcontractors are a flexible source of expertise and labour...Read More.

First for Holidays

EL Direct has developed a simple online staff holiday planner...Read More.

First for Payroll

Introducing our payroll processing solution...Read More.

New Business Support

Starting a new business is a thrilling but daunting challenge...Read More.

Emergency Response Service

If you have a tricky or potentially damaging and expensive employment issue...Read More.

Employment Law and HR training

Developed and delivered by our in-house Employment Law Professionals...Read More.

Business Terms & Conditions

It is important that any written terms and conditions of service or sale are tailored to your business...Read More.

PQQ Management Software

A bespoke business specific accreditation process for your suppliers is essential to ensure regulatory...Read More.

Employment Contracts Review

An experienced and qualified Employment Law Consultant will review your existing employment contracts... Read More.

My Employee has a Second Job, What can I do?

Find out the issues when employees have two jobs a... Read More.

What is Auto Enrolment

Find out what companies need to do in order to com... Read More.

Can I Dismiss an Employee Who is off Sick

It is a commonly held belief that an employee cann... Read More.

Employment Contracts

The aim of this guide is to explain what the legal... Read More.

My employee refuses to work their notice period

Employees often refuse to work their full notice p... Read More.

Managing a TUPE transfer

Learn how to manage TUPE transfers and ensure comp... Read More.

Subcontractors

Learn everything you need to know about subcontrac... Read More.

What is a Zero Hours Contract?

Download a Zero-hour employment contract example f... Read More.

National Electricity Registration Scheme - NERS

Learn everything you need to know about the Nation... Read More.

Holiday Leave and Pay

The rules on holiday entitlement for employees and... Read More.

Your Free Staff Holiday Calculator from EL Direct Ltd

Download your free Staff Holiday Calculator from E... Read More.

Do you have to retire at 65?

Up until 2011, upon reaching the age og 65 an empl... Read More.

Emergency Leave

Find out everything you need to know about Emergen... Read More.

My client refuses to pay me

Ensure you know what to do when a client refuses t... Read More.

Confidential Negotiations

From the 29th July 2013 an alternative option to d... Read More.

Free Pension Auto-Enrolment Guide

Take a look at our free pension auto enrolment gui... Read More.

My employee has disciplinary problems

Make sure you guard against employee misconduct an... Read More.

What is Payment in Lieu of Notice

Find out everything you need to know about Payment... Read More.

What is the National Living Wage

Find out everything you need to know about the Nat... Read More.

Employment Law Updates 2013

Employment Law Updates 2013. Read More.

European Influence on UK Employment Law

European Influence on UK Employment Law. Read More.

Construction Act Payments Terms Guide

The Government set rules and regulations governing... Read More.

Employment Law Updates 2014

Employment Law Developments in 2014. Read More.

HR Health Check Questionnaire

Free HR Health Check Download from EL Direct Ltd. Read More.

Employee Risks to Business Interests

Confidential and sensitive business information is... Read More.

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.