HR Services

Whether you require regular outsourced HR support, have a forthcoming project which will have people implications or simply want to have more confidence that your HR procedures are effective and legally compliant, our range of services mean we have something to meet your needs.

Our small team of highly experienced, fully qualified HR professionals pride ourselves on really getting to know your business, so we can provide a tailored solution that enables you to achieve your business goals through positive people practices.   

We offer an initial free consultation meeting to find out more about your business and what you require so we can advise on the best options for you and the expected costs involved. Whether you are new to hiring staff and need to set everything up from scratch or are struggling with an employee issue which seems unsurmountable, it helps to talk things through to get a fresh perspective and ideas on how to take things forwards.

Here are some of our most popular services:

Retained HR Service: advice at your fingertips

A retained HR service gives you the peace of mind of access to professional HR support without worrying about costs, as services are provided at a discounted rate compared to “pay as you go” consultancy and for a fixed monthly fee which makes budgeting easier.   

The retained service includes an annual HR Health Check of your key documents so you can be sure you are keeping up to speed with legislative changes.

We offer three levels of retained service: Gold, Silver and Bronze. The amount of remote and onsite support varies with each package, from a very affordable basic level of support to an enhanced package where your HR consultant becomes a more integral part of your business. The onsite support time can be used flexibly for a variety of things from handling formal HR processes, recruitment interviewing or coaching to completing HR project work such as working on your employer branding, market factoring your salary bands or developing a competency framework.

With all of the retained services, I can liaise with your insurer’s legal advice service and ACAS throughout any employment cases to minimise risk to your business.     

The cost of each package varies dependent on staffing numbers and the level of support you require, which can be tailored to your individual organisation’s needs. For more information and pricing please get in touch to arrange an initial free consultation so we can find out more about your needs and match you to the right service.  

HR Health Check £250

What does it involve?

A review of your employment contracts, HR-related policies, procedures and employee handbook and a discussion about any key HR concerns.

What do we get out of it?

On completion of the HR Health Check, you will receive a RAG rated report detailing any “red” areas for urgent action (e.g. non-compliance with the law), “amber” areas of concern and “green” areas which are going well and can be developed further. A detailed breakdown will be provided on how your contracts comply with the requirements of the Employment Rights Act and any other relevant legislation, together with any suggested additions or changes to the clauses. You will be given options on how to proceed and an action plan will be agreed. Advice will also be given as part of the review on any consultation processes required to introduce proposed changes if necessary.

What if the laws change again after having a HR Health Check?

There are regular changes to employment law and keeping up to date can be a minefield for busy business owners. That’s why clients not only receive regular updates on employment law changes, but also if any future amendments to documents covered in an HR Health Check are required to comply with new legislation, guidance will be given free of charge for the following 12 months.  

An annual HR Health Check is included free of charge for clients on a monthly retained HR service.

Recruitment Support Package £250

What is it?

Deciding who you will bring into your team is one of the most important decisions you will make for your business. The recruitment package has been designed to help you identify what you’re looking for, how you will recognise the ideal candidate and how to ensure your processes are fair, legally robust and create a positive impression to enhance your employer brand. The service includes:

•    Creation of job description and person specification
•    Drafting of job advertisement copy and advice on where to advertise
•    Support with the short-listing process and template responses for candidates (including interview invites)
•    Drafting of interview questions and assessments

•    Advice on documentation checks to be performed at interview to check eligibility to work in the UK

Additional recruitment-related services that can be provided include creating application forms, sitting on the interview panel to support your decision making, personality profiling (using 16pf psychometric assessments), referencing and designing an induction process. If you don’t already have offer letter and contract templates, you may also be interested in the “Contract & Policies Bundle”.

Contract and Policies Bundle

Well drafted contracts will not only ensure you meet legal requirements, but will also ensure your business is protected with additional clauses tailored to the needs of your business. This package includes:

•    Contract template for permanent and fixed term staff (plus a further contract templates for casual workers, term time only contracts or apprentices if required)
•    Personalised Staff Handbook together with core procedures and essential HR policies, including disciplinary and grievance procedures, Equality & Diversity and bullying and harassment. Any additional policy requirements will be discussed with you and may be charged additionally.
•    Offer letter template – this needs to be right as it forms the start of your contract with a new employee

The cost of this package will depend on the number of different contract templates your business requires and whether you would also like individual contracts to be produced.

Ad Hoc Consultancy

Ad hoc HR support gives you more flexibility to just get the support you need when you require it. These are just some of the services provided on a consultancy basis:

•    HR project work, such as implementing new systems or handling merger and acquisition processes including TUPE transfers and other consultation and business change processes
•    Developing induction process and ongoing staff development plans
•    Reviewing recruitment methods and developing employer brand
•    Advice on handling employment issues, such as disciplinary and grievances, performance management through to handling investigation processes or appeal hearings
•    Drafting or reviewing policies, contracts, handbooks correspondence, settlement agreements and other documents
•    Supporting recruitment process, from compiling job descriptions and interview questions, to sitting on selection panels or conducting psychometric testing (16pf)
•    Monitoring employee engagement for example through conducting employee satisfaction surveys
•    Coaching and mentoring of HR or line management staff
•    Support with working towards accreditations and standards such as Investors in People, Best Companies, Two Ticks Positive About Disabled People Scheme and Mindful Employer

This “pay as you go” service is a flexible, simple option for employers who may need occasional specialist expertise and you only pay for what you use.

The HR Health Check is also very popular with ad hoc consultancy clients who would like peace of mind that they are complying with employment law.

Newsletters and legal updates

We produce regular newsletters covering changes to legislation, topical HR issues and forthcoming training courses. These are designed to help busy business owners to keep abreast of the ever-changing world of employment law and share good practice.

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