The greatest asset for any business is its people. People are also the most significant cost. Employees who are engaged and well-managed are more productive, resulting in increased profits and happier customers for your business.
Whether you're starting out or growing your business, it can be challenging to ensure you have all the compliance boxes ticked, particularly when it comes to recruiting, employing and managing your team. However, it is essential to get this right from the outset. Our HR support function means we can work across any organisation and help with the day to day management of its people, and the implementation of procedures and policies.
"I can just pick up the phone and they will find someone to deal with the problem," adding that "they can understand what I'm dealing with."
We will make sure you get up and running with the right support by reviewing or writing your contracts of employment, staff handbook and advise and guide you on recruitment, absence management and the day to day issues which are likely to arise. The support doesn’t stop with getting you set up, we can be on hand to assist with any other employment and HR issues which may arise along the way as your business continues to grow.
Getting to know you
You need a HR service which is as unique as you, your business and your employees. Our priority is understanding how your company operates. We take the time to get to know you and your business and to learn where you require support and guidance, which enables us to provide you with specific, tailored HR support, completely unique to your situation.
We know the needs of your business will change over time, and we can change with you. Our flexible approach means we can offer retained HR services, onsite support or ad-hoc telephone and email advice whenever it’s required.
Our team also work closely with internal HR teams to help share some of the workload and provide additional support which complements the knowledge and skills of the in-house team.
We can help with a range of activities including, the design and implementation of HR projects, restructuring of teams, TUPE-related due diligence, independent advice on sensitive issues and investigations, conducting disciplinary and grievance meetings and offering advice on day to day employment law issues.
"The team has a particularly strong track record of successfully handling discrimination claims."
Training for HR professionals
We host workshops and seminars keeping you up to date with the latest changes in employment legislation or offering advice on both employment law and HR issues encountered by our clients.
Our most popular training packages are:
An introduction to employment law for line managers;
Managing stress in the workplace;
Managing absence: holidays, family friendly leave and long-term sickness; and
Conducting effective disciplinary investigations and hearings.
Training is designed by experienced employment law solicitors, and supported by our HR professionals.
We can also design tailored made workshops, seminars and training programmes to help clients with specific issues within their business, which can be delivered in house to HR and senior management teams or on a one to one basis.
Our training programmes can cover any HR or employment law topic, and we are happy to speak with you about any training needs. Previous courses have included: