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.

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.

Employment Law is regularly updated and often significant areas of best practice and legal requirements can be changed. It is imperative therefore, that your Employment Law knowledge is kept up to date throughout the year.

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:

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.

Employee Handbooks

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 Ready To Go Employee Handbook will provide a perfect solution for you. Alternatively, if you need a comprehensive Employee Handbook but don’t the time or expertise to complete the task yourself, then talk to me about producting a Bespoke Employee Handbook for your business that is aligned with your company culture and creates consistency and fairness across your business.

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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.

I have many years experience as a HR professional, including providing advice to and writing guidance documents for line managers. The documents stored within my Ready To Go HR Department are generic and here to help you, but you may need to tailor them to suit your business style. The documents are designed by me to be easy to use and to be fully editable by you so they can be implemented quickly.

Topics covered include:

  • Getting It Right From The Start: it all starts with knowing what you want people to do and how they will fit in to your team. Good recruitment practices will save you time and money and help make sure you have the right people on your team.
  • Wages, Benefits and Working Patterns: guidance to help you manage different working patterns, agency workers working time regulations and wages
  • Getting The Best From Your Employees: clearly setting out duties, goals and performance standards for your employee to achieve will ensure everyone is working together towards achieving your business goals. You will then be able to easily spot where you have gaps in skills and knowledge.
  • Time off from Work: all employees have a statutory right to time off work in certain circumstances such as holidays and maternity leave. Unplanned absences i.e. sickness and AWOL employees, cause the most problems though and need quick action to nip them in the bud.
  • Having a Baby or Adopting a Child: all employees have a statutory right to time off work when they are having a baby or adopting a child. The rights apply to mothers and fathers including same sex couples. The latest legislation introduces rights for parents using surrogacy to have a baby.
  • What To Do If Things Go Wrong: dealing with grievances or disciplinary matters in the correct way is essential in order to resolve matters as quickly and amicably as possible and to avoid claims for unfair and constructive dismissal.
  • Terminating The Employment Relationship: some employees will chose to leave, if the recruitment process is working right these will be reduced to a minimum, but there may be situations that arise where you need to ‘exit’ individuals from your organisation and these must be managed in the right way to avoid claims for unfair dismissal.
  • Other HR Related Issues: a drop-box section for smaller subjects that don’t warrant having there own folder such as ACAS Early Conciliation, Data Protection, Employing Under 18s, Retention of Employee Records and Searching Employees

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.

Practical guidance supported by template letters to quickly resolve your HR headaches

HR Management System For SME’s

At Kea HR and Recruitment we believe that the success of your company is about managing your people – not paper. So we have partenered with Breathe HR, a cloud based HR software solution designed to tame the chaos by automating all those time consuming HR administrative tasks and transforming the way you do HR, so that you can get on with running your business.

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Flexible and Practical HR Services

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.

Unfortunately, in many businesses the Directors are wearing many hats including what it has taken HR professionals years of training and experience to become proficient in. In addition, you are expected to keep up to date with constantly changing employment legislation.

This is where I can help by becoming your outsourced HR department. When you partner with me I will provide a flexible and practical HR serives and ensure you have have the resources you need and the confidence and peace of mind to focus on the other aspects of running your business.

These HR Services provide dedicated access to your very own HR professional.

I take the stress and strain away by providing practical, expert and business focussed HR Advice and Guidance

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.

I take the stress and strain away by providing practical, expert and business focussed HR Project Management.

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HR Helpline Service

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. Whether you want to check the steps you need to follow when investigating a potential case of gross misconduct, discuss an employee with an unsatisfactory absence record or double check statutory entitlements such as holiday or maternity, I will guide you through the correct process and protect you from costly employment tribunal claims.

I follow up every conversation with a written summary of the key points of the discussion with the step by step advice I provided. I will attach any template letters, forms, meeting scripts or other documents you may need to implement the advice I have provided.

Practical solutions and guidance to quickly resolve your HR headaches

Fully Managed HR Support Service

When you appoint me as your Human Resources (HR) Manager you will be taking advantage of over 25 years of experience in supporting Directors and line managers with the full range of HR issues. I will work closely with you, providing all the services you would expect from an inhouse HR Manager and will support you and your management team with every aspect of managing your people.

So if HR issues are taking up more and more of your time and you want to introduce a regular HR presence into your business, at the fraction of the cost of employing a HR Manager, then talk to me about my HR Manager service.

Regular, dedicated support provides you with peace of mind that your business is protected whilst recovering your time and ensures employee issues are resolved quickly with minimum risk to your business.

Let me help you determine what needs to be done and implement the best strategies to get there.

Fully Managed Recruitment Campaigns

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Whether you are recruiting your first employee or expanding the size of your team the task can be time consuming and quite daunting, especially if you are recruiting for a position you don’t fully understand.

I provide a fully managed recruitment campaign from preparation of the advert through to reference checking the successful candidate and providing feedback to all the unsuccessful candidates.

I work as part of your management team, I’m not a recruitment agency that has a database of candidates that I desperately want you to employ with no real inclination as to how they ‘fit’ into your team.

I offer my Fully Managed Recruitment Service on a Fixed Price basis. So you know exactly what you are paying with no nasty surprises and is perfect if you are on a tight budget.

If you partner with me you will receive a superior service to a recruitment agency at a fraction of the cost and I will save you time on dealing with all those applications yourself!

Let me take the stress out of recruiting your next employee.

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