People manager guides

We’re delighted to let you know that our updated People Manager Guides are available.

Formerly called Line Manager Guides, our People Manager Guides are completely revised and updated with content to reflect the fact that many businesses may no longer work in a traditional line manager structure, but in project teams, matrix structures and/or with separate project and “pastoral” type manager relationships, and to reflect the ever-changing working practices in the office, stores, on-site and remotely.

Aimed at non-HR specialists at all levels, the five guides in the series are packed with valuable advice and guidance. They include useful definitions and tables, practical examples and a wealth of case studies to help you support disabled employees in your workplace and identify and implement pragmatic solutions to possible barriers and challenges.

Written in straightforward and digestible language, these guides will also be useful for HR and Diversity and Inclusion teams, as well as any manager who has responsibilities around people, as you look to recruit and retain disabled colleagues, and indeed help all flourish in their careers.

The People Manager guides set out your responsibilities to make sure you comply with the law but more importantly go way beyond in encouraging and promoting best practice that will not only help you to manage disabled people, but to manage everyone effectively. These guides provide people managers with the tools and confidence to have productive and necessary conversations with their reports.

The titles in the series are:

  • Disabilities which are not immediately visible (formerly called Non-visible disabilities) – which offers advice and guidance in supporting employees with a wide range of conditions – which you may or may not know about
  • Making adjustments – offering advice on types of adjustments, how to identify what is “reasonable” and a core focus on enabling all your employees to be their most productive selves at work
  • Managing attendance – which offers guidance on spotting the signs of changing behaviour, how and when to intervene, recording disability leave and long-term absences
  • Mental health at work – which offers guidance around changing attitudes around mental health and mental ill health, encouraging openness and practical tips to adapt behaviours
  • Performance management – which offers advice from focusing on outcomes and whether tasks can be carried out differently, to identifying and addressing barriers that disabled employees might face

All also include updates around remote working, revisions to the Disability Confident interview scheme, confidentiality and GDPR, resources and signposts, as well as reflecting the latest and best practice.


Prices and ordering

For pricing specific to your organisation and number of users, or to place an order for quick fulfillment, please contact our relationship management team by calling 020 7403 3020 or by emailing