Human Resources

human resources team

If you are a micro sized business you may need the services of a Human Resources Expert.  We highly recommend a company that offers this service covering the U.K.

Human Resources covers a multitude of things in organisations, including but not limited to;

  • Recruitment
  • Contracts
  • Interviewing
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • TUPE Agreements
  • Pensions
  • Sickness and Attendance
  • Appraisals
  • Grievance Meetings
  • Holiday Entitlement
  • Medicals for Staff

People know their rights when they are employed by a company.  If you do not have an expert HR person in your team, you need to look at outsourcing this job.  A Human Resources expert doesn’t need to be booked for days at a time, they could look at 2hrs +, depending on the person or company.

Human Resources is a minefield of information and no book will just have the same impact as an actual person offering guidance.  When HR professionals go into companies it could be because of big change and it can be resented, this  makes their job harder.

Recruitment

Human Resources would normally advertise vacancies, sift through CVs, invite people for interview and go through 1st and 2nd stage interviews.  They would then take up references and offer of employment or contract.  The employment contract needs to be explained as there is new legislation all the time that people need to be aware of.

How much does it cost?

The cost of a Human Resources professional will depend if they are working for themselves or if they are part of a larger firm.  Their overheads will vary dramatically and some charge per hour, whereas some charge per day.

  • Most HR people will have their CIPD certificate and be able to offer advice over the phone if needed.
  • They are normally fair and very reasonable as they try to be unbiased and to look at the situation from all angles.  HR people should be the voice of reason in what could be a stressful situation.