What Do You Need Your HR Manager To Do For You?
The answer will be different in every business.
Solid HR processes provide happier, more productive employees, who stay with you longer.
Ensuring each employee is working at their full potential will help grow your business and generate more long-term profits.
In many small businesses, especially in the early stage of the company’s development, HR is handled on an ad hoc, reactive basis by the Managing Director or Financial Director. But reacting to problems as they arise is time consuming for you and confusing for your employees as they may receive different answers to the same question.
Many of the Directors I talk to fear that the introduction of formalised policies will have a negative impact on the running of the business by being overly bureaucratic. Whilst I do believe it’s essential to have the discipline that a documented and well-communicated strategy offers to have a smooth running business I do also believe it is vital to get the balance right.
The introduction of an effective HR strategy with appropriate policies and procedures should have the aim of freeing you, and other senior level staff, up from being so involved in day to day HR issues so that you can concentrate more fully on growing your business.
Fundamentally HR is about ensuring that each employee is happy in what they are doing and where they are doing it. Why? Because a happy employee will be productive, innovative and above all loyal.
How can Kea HR help you achieve your HR goals?
The answer will be different for each of you reading this. Why? Because every business is different: the industry you are in, your headcount, the maturity of your business, your culture and management style will have an impact on the type of HR support that will be effective in your business.
The main difference between you will be how much time and patience you have to deal with things yourself! You may want the work done for you so you can concentrate on other areas of your business, or you may be looking for guidance and support so you can do it yourself.
The products and services described on this site are meant as a guide. If you are not sure what level of support will be right for your business please get in touch and we can have a chat about where you are now and where you want to be.
Here are some of the different ways I can help you:
|Ready To Go HR Department|
If you are setting up a new business or are the owner of a micro or small business you are probably juggling all the balls in your business and don’t have the time or expertise to establish effective HR processes yourself. You are probably finding HR matters a bit daunting and keep putting them to one side, for another day.
I designed my ‘Ready To Go’ On-line HR Department to provide a road map to solving those HR issues that are keeping you awake at night, such as:
- A new recruit is not meeting my expectations, what can I do?
- An employee has started taking odd days off work, mainly Mondays and Fridays and the reasons always relate to his child been ill or the childminder has let him down, what can I do?
- An employee is on maternity leave and has just told me she is pregnant again, what do I need to do?
- An employee is adopting a child, what will she be entitled to and what do I need to do?
- An employee didn’t turn up for work and hasn’t been in touch, what can I do?
- I want to close the business between Christmas and the New Year, what do I need to do?
The ‘Ready To Go’ On-line HR Department provides peace of mind by providing you with step-by-step guidance through the essential HR functions giving you the confidence of knowing what to do and when to do it whilst ensuring the letters you use are legally compliant. You can boost your basic membership by adding unlimited telephone and email advice for when you want to clarify an aspect of UK employment legislation or seek personalised advice on a specific situation that is happening in your business such as a potential disciplinary matter.
|HR Project Management|
As your business grows you will be spending more and more time sorting employees problems and are probably finding some of those problems are a bit tough.
You probably have your PA or someone in your Accounts department dealing with your HR administration such as: new starters, maternity and paternity leave, sickness and leavers. But no one is dealing with your overall people management strategy and when it comes to keeping your HR policies and contract of employment and employee handbook up to date you are probably searching the internet for examples that you can download and replicate.
I can help you to make your business more successful by taking over responsibility for the bits that are slipping through the net and supporting you and your management team with making HR decisions that are right for your business.
Partnering with me on a short term-basis provides your business with practical, hands-on assistance either remotely or on-site giving you the HR support you need, when you need it. Popular HR Projects are: supporting managers with disciplinary investigations and meetings, redundancy processes and TUPE transfers of groups of staff.
I will provide step-by-step advice, will visit your business premises to support you through difficult or sensitive meetings or will take the lead on your project – freeing up your time to get on with running your business.
Whilst there is no legal requirement for a business to have an employee handbook it does make sense to make your employees aware of the policies which are referred to in their contract of employment and the easiest way of doing this is to display them together in an employee handbook.
If you are the owner of a smaller business whose benefits package reflects the statutory provisions and want to implement a simple yet professional employee handbook then my Template Employee Handbook will provide a perfect solution for you.
I have many years experience in writing Employee Handbooks from scratch. So if you are the owner of a growing business and are looking for an Employee Handbook that is aligned with your company culture, your specific business needs and future goals then my Bespoke Employee Handbook Writing service will be of interest to you.
|Advice & Support|
As a business owner you will be all too aware how frequently HR matters can crop up and how quickly a simple matter can develop into a major headache. When one of those headaches crops up you need an answer today – not next week!
My ‘HR Helpline Service’ is here for you to use just when you need it, I will provide straight-forward answers to your HR questions, no matter how routine they might be and will support that advice with the tools you need to get the job done.