Transactional HR

Solutions for HR offer your business transactional HR services so you can get on with the business of running your company.

We carry out any administrative tasks that an internal HR department would typically perform, such as the provision of forms for maintaining records, managing holiday entitlement and absence recording as well as all activities related to employment – from recruitment to terminations and exit interviews.

We are a certified partner of HR software provider breatheHR and can offer you a simple and effective cloud based employee administration system to manage transactional requirements.

If you are considering outsourcing your transactional HR services or would like help setting up your own systems and processes we can help.

Why not take our HR Health Check to review your processes?

 

HR Process Training

Do you have line managers who are newly responsible for staff as part of their roles? Wondering how to develop their people skills?

Solutions for HR can design bespoke courses for you and your employees about the basic principles of people management and development. These are for both staff new to the role and established managers seeking to brush up their skills.

Topics can include:

  • The basic principles of employment law
  • HR process requirements
  • Recruitment
  • Managing absence
  • Family friendly management approach
  • Disciplinary and grievance management
  • Investigation techniques

Call Solutions for HR if you’re looking for a tailor-made approach to HR training.

Redundancy

This is not a situation any business owner takes lightly. It is often a last resort taken to protect a business’ future. It’s a difficult and often emotional situation to be in.

However challenging this may be, redundancies need a sound rationale behind them and the process needs to be legally compliant.

Solutions for HR are specialists in managing redundancy scenarios, acting with integrity, sensitivity and total confidentiality throughout.

You will receive support from the moment you consider redundancy, guiding you through the selection and consultation process right through to outplacement support for those affected.

Worried you may have to face this situation? Read our case study here.

Disciplinary and Grievance procedures

For many managers and business owners disciplinary and grievance issues are among the most challenging workplace concerns.

You seek to provide a harmonious and rewarding working environment and then suddenly everything is turned on its head.

The ACAS code of practice identifies a framework for investigating and managing disciplinary and grievance issues but it doesn’t provide the comfort of step by step support or someone independent to carry out those complex investigations or manage the hearing.

Solutions for HR do just that. If crisis management is what you need then we will be with you every step of the way.

And because we understand that when issues are managed poorly this can often lead to sickness absence, poor morale and mistrust, our support is education-focused, giving you greater confidence in your own policies and procedures.

Read how we successfully managed a complex grievance issue by clicking grievance management case study

Company Handbook Policies

It is essential to have robust policies and procedures to protect your business in the event of employee disputes.

In addition, a company handbook projects a professional image of your company and helps induct new employees easily.

Solutions for HR can help you develop fair and strong policies and procedures to educate your employees in harmonious productive working relationships.

With easily accessible, written rules, policies and procedures you can be sure that all employees are aware of company rules and standards.

Why not take our HR Health Check to see if your documentation is up to scratch?

Bullying and Harassment

Too many of us can still reflect on an incident of bullying or harassment in the workplace at some point in our careers.

It’s often the result of ingrained company culture or poor or outdated management practice and can have a toxic effect on your business – resulting in high staff turnover, poor productivity and high absenteeism.

Yes, the term ‘bullying’ can often be used inappropriately, if someone dislikes directive management styles. This can often lead to grievances being raised.

Solutions for HR can help you develop strong policies and a company ethos to educate employees in harmonious productive working relationships. And when things go wrong our expertise in investigating and managing grievances ensures that issues are resolved speedily and supportively.

Read how we successfully managed a complex bullying and harassment investigation here.

Discrimination and Equality

Many employers can fall foul of this legislation without even realising they are in danger of doing so.

And if a case is brought it can cause sleepless nights and endless worry about the consequences.

Discrimination legislation was consolidated in the Equality Act 2010 and since then a number of cases have paved the way in clarifying discrimination claims that can be brought to tribunal.

As a business owner you are subject to this Act even at the recruitment stage.

Solutions for HR understand how worrying this can be and, despite how complex the legislation can seem, we’ll support you and your team with pragmatic and practical advice in order to protect your business.

Worried about equality responsibility? See our case study here.

Occupational Health Service Support

Knowing when to call on specialist Occupational Health support is difficult but with Solutions for HR you get peace of mind knowing we can access appropriate experts at the right time.

Occupational Health Support is a valuable asset – be it for pre-employment health checks; health and safety requirements; managing an employee’s complex medical issues or absences from work.

We work seamlessly with our Occupational Health Service partners and combine their recommendations with our knowledge of HR and employment law to provide the best solution for you and your business.

Call or email us to find out more.

Performance Review and Appraisals

Good performance reviews are a continuous two-way process which help your employees focus on their part in delivering your business goals.

Too often the annual appraisal can be viewed with trepidation, as a paper-based exercise offering little value to either party.

As a business owner, understanding how to make the most of performance reviews is vital if you are to achieve your business objectives.

With this in mind, Solutions for HR can help you develop and implement systems so you can harness the power of your people. The intention isn’t to be onerous. We will work with you to identify what options work best for your business, from weekly 1-2-1s to annual appraisals.

Need help with appraisal development or implementation? Read our case study here.