Reward and Retain


Job Description Form

You may download the below form to assist you in compiling a job description for hiring a new recruit.



Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee's needs, e.g. having flexible start and finish times, or working from home. The use of flexible working hours is a common practice in many countries across Europe although it is still quite rare in Cyprus. 


The employer benefits in terms of recruitment and retention, a potential reduction in disciplinary problems, improved customer service, reduction in absenteeism, greater control over overtime working and increased productivity.  For the employee, benefits include greater job satisfaction, improved travel to work arrangements, increased leisure time and the flexibility to fit in domestic commitments with working hours.

Performance Management

Performance Management is a systematic process by which organisations motivate their employees’ to achieve the goals of the organisation as well as their own career aspirations.


Pay Structures, Grading Systems and Broad Banding

Broad Banding refers to the use of fewer and wider salary ranges than is traditional in salary administration. Organisations using broad banding practices typically have only one-third of the salary grades as do firms using traditional pay practices.   



Pregnancy, Maternity and Adoption Policy

The protection of pregnancy and maternity at work is directly linked to the promotion of the principle of non-discrimination on the grounds of sex. If you require assistance to draft a Pregnancy, Maternity and Adoption Policy, please contact Angela Ward, Senior HR business manager. 


Parental Leave

This guide sets out the main elements of the Parental Leave and Leave on Grounds of Force Majeure of 2012. 


Employee Referral Policy

An Employee Referral Programme is a useful policy used by an employer to attract and recruit the best talents to fill open positions in their organisation. The Employee Referral Programme offers current employees' the opportunity to help the organisation to find and recruit qualified professionals.

Harassment Policy

Discrimination in employment, including harassment, is illegal under a number of legislative statutes in the Republic of Cyprus.  The grounds of discrimination regulated by these laws include sex, religion or beliefs, age sexual orientation and racial or ethnic origin. Protected categories include all private and public sector employees.  Harassment at work is also considered as a form of discrimination under the relevant laws and is prohibited.


Smoke Free Workplace Policy

The objective of this policy is to provide a smoke-free environment in all the Company premises, in order to achieve a healthier and pleasant workplace, safeguard non-smokers from the risks to their health of passive smoke and protect the Company sites from increased risk of fire without unreasonably depriving smokers from their right to smoke.

Employee Recognition


GRS HR - Reward and Recognition Policy

This policy establishes the requirements and procedures for nominating, processing, reviewing and approving special awards to Employees. The scheme aim is to be a highly effective way for the company to reinforce its company values and behaviours compatible with company strategies and objectives.

Template form and template letter for two types of awards quoted in the sample policy. 

GRS HR - Flexible Working Policies

Compressed Hours Policy

Compressed hours is a form of flexible working, whereby an employee is able to plan and complete work in fewer but longer days, for example 5 days’ hours in 4.5 days or 10 days hours in 9 days.

Term Time Working Policy

Term-time working is a flexible working method.  Employees attend work only during the school term time with time off during the school holidays at Easter, Christmas and in the summer and during half term.  This could mean working a standard working week during term time, for example, 9am to 5pm or by working only part of a standard week, for example 9am to 3pm.

Part-time Working Policy

Part-time working is one of the most common forms of flexible working. When employing part-time workers, no matter how many hours they work, they are entitled to the same statutory employment protection rights as full-timers (unfair dismissal, statutory redundancy pay and maternity or adoption leave).