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HR Compliance and Best Practice



We can help you with the people issues leaving you with one less thing to worry about


Implementing HR best practices, ensuring compliance in accordance with complex employment regulations and dealing with people issues can be time consuming for any organisation. Mistakes can be costly for businesses. Owners of small-to-medium sized enterprises are often most at risk as they rely on multitasking managers to handle employee issues and lack dedicated HR resources or expertise. International companies starting up operations, undertaking short-term contracts or working through Joint Ventures in the UK can also benefit from our HR support.

A2O People understand the time and cost pressures business owners and managers experience and have designed a range of HR services that are comprehensive, affordable and flexible making dealing with HR issues easier for your management team.

 

Arranging your HR Support Package is easy, either call 01278 732073 or email us at connect@a2opeople.co.uk    


Not every business requires a full time human resources department or manager, but every business requires legal compliance and sound HR advice



 

Providing Affordable and Flexible HR Support

No two businesses are the same. That’s why we offer flexible HR solutions that match your actual needs and budget. We can act in a purely advisory capacity, providing remote support, to having a member of our team in your offices, and from once off project assignments, or selecting specific components to outsource such as recruitment, through to a fully outsourced HR service.

We offer our HR Services on both a consultancy or retainer basis depending on your needs. Our Consultancy Service is an hourly rate pay-as-you-go solution for help and advice whenever you need it. For defined projects we can offer a fixed price proposal giving you peace of mind that the costs are capped.

Our Retained Services are based on a fixed fee plan and provide on-going support to your management team. For retained services we will assign an account manager who will be a single point of contact and become an extension of your internal HR capability.

We work with in-house HR teams needing specialist advice or support and with companies too small to sustain a full time HR function. We can be a reliable source of regular expertise or a genuine part of your team.

Utilising our services is a cost effective way of having the HR support your business needs without the cost of employing an HR professional on a full time basis.

 

Whether its advice or the complete management of your HR function, we can help

 

Providing HR Support Locally with Specialist Sector Knowledge

Working with our partners and associates we can provide locally based resources that benefit from our understanding of the needs and challenges in the construction, nuclear and utility sectors.

This specific expertise helps us to support international clients starting up operations, undertaking short-term contracts or working through Joint Ventures in the UK.


Business Managers should consider external HR support in a similar way to their relationship with their Accountant or Lawyer



 

A Broad Range of HR Services

Through our partnerships and associates we can provide a one stop shop for all your HR needs including:

1. Supporting you in being HR Compliant

2. Helping you with your People Issues

3. Implementing HR Best Practices

4. Implementing HR Processes appropriate to the Regulated Utility, Nuclear and Construction Sectors

5. Undertaking Business and HR Health-checks

6. Providing HR Training to your Team

 

To find out more either call 01278 732073 or email us at connect@a2opeople.co.uk   


We can provide a one stop shop for all your HR needs



 

HR Compliance

We can assist you with your employment contracts, employee handbooks, HR policies and procedures, and review how the latest legislation impacts on these.

Employment legislation is constantly changing. Current issues include:

·        IR35 tax compliance issues for self-employed staff

·        Gender pay reporting

·        Immigration rules

·        The apprenticeship levy

You can read about the Employment Law Changes in 2017 that are most relevant to the Construction and Utility Sectors in our blog.


Having the appropriate internal and external support in place can ensure that you do not fall foul of compliance issues.



 

People Management

We can support your managers during any complex human resource issues. From training your managers, to providing remote advice and where appropriate undertaking specific actions on your behalf. We recognise that these employee issues need to be handled with sensitivity and care.

Our experience covers all types of scenarios that an employer could face including:

·        Disciplinary and grievance matters

·        Absence management

·        Dismissal

·        Organisational restructuring and redundancy

·        Dealing with mental health and stress in the workplace

·        Supporting disabled employees

·        Introducing a performance management process

·        Disputes and mediation

·        Employee relations and union consultation

·        Support at disciplinary hearings

·        Reward and recognition - benefits, bonuses, pensions and incentive schemes

·        Following up on health & safety issues

·        Counselling and intervention programmes after incidents or accidents

·        Managing a drugs & alcohol policy

·        Undertaking recruitment campaigns

·        Handling requests for flexible working

·        Day to day general HR administration


Making HR Easier



 

HR Best Practices

Most organisations face four major people challenges: how to recruit the right people, how to develop their skills and behaviours, how to engage them to give their best and then how to retain them.

At a senior level we can provide a Business Partner approach, working with the leaders of your business to create the wider Employee Relations and HR strategy. This can include long term change management such as culture change or helping your management team to create business environments where people can thrive.

Working with your HR team or Managers we can provide consultancy, advisory and coaching support to help you to implement HR best practices in the following areas:

Establishing the Right Culture. Defining your existing organisational culture and subcultures. Developing a culture and team behaviours appropriate to your industry. Recognising that cultural fit is important when it comes to hiring and retention. Implementing a culture of continuous improvement.

Recruitment and Workforce Planning to have the right number of people, with the right skills, in the right roles, at the right time. Determining the appropriate permanent vs contract staffing ratios. Developing competency frameworks and job descriptions. Employing effective attraction and selection processes. Reviewing opportunities for re-skilling, upskilling and job rotation. Developing effective onboarding practices. Implementing talent management, succession and resilience planning.

Building High Performance Teams. Facilitating the formation of new teams, as new members are added or problems emerge. Creating team alignment. Establishing collaboration between JV partners, your suppliers and between internal departments. Managing Multi-Cultural Teams and implementing a Diversity and Inclusion strategy. Implementing effective communication plans, feedback processes and performance management.

Training and Developing Your People. Putting learning and development plans in place to develop new skills and behaviours in your team. Training design, delivery & evaluation. Creating a coaching and mentoring culture within your business.

Engagement and Retention of Your Workforce. Understanding what motivates people and crafting engagement plans to support their success and retention. Implementing employee Resilience and Wellbeing initiatives to achieve high staff availability and productivity.

Implementing Effective Change Management - embedding Cultural and Behavioural change.


Organisations need to excel at recruiting, developing and retaining their people, and having the right processes and culture in place. That’s where we can help.



 

HR Processes appropriate to the Regulated Utility, Nuclear and Construction Sectors

Our detailed knowledge of the regulated utility, nuclear and construction industries allows us to support you in making your HR practices appropriate to these sectors. This can include tailored policies, procedures, documentation, forms and contracts that meet the specific requirements of each sector.

As members of the Hinkley Point C Professional Services Group A2O People support the supply chain companies working on the Hinkley Point C nuclear project and companies new to the UK nuclear sector. You can read our e-book “What’s Different About Nuclear – A Supply Chain Guide” where we look at the factors that make working in the nuclear industry different and some of the HR issues supply chain companies need to consider.

To learn more see our Becoming a Supplier in the Nuclear Sector services.



 

Business and HR Health-Checks

Using one on one interviews, surveys and facilitated team workshops we will provide you with a report detailing our recommendations on where your business could implement best practices in the following areas:

-  Structure

-  Culture

-  Communications / staff engagement

-  Leadership style / effectiveness

-  Clarity of roles and responsibilities

-  Training & Development

-  Teamwork

-  Pay and terms & conditions

-  HR processes & procedures

-  Any barriers preventing people from giving their best

 

You can review our Business Consultancy Services to see where else we can support your business.


Less Stress, Less Hassle, Less Risk



 

HR Training

Our HR training provides Business Owners and Managers with knowledge of the compliance and best practice issues that allows them to run their business effectively and compliantly.

Our course content can be tailored to the audience requirements and business need. Subject matter can include:

-        Fundamentals of employment law for Non-HR Managers

-        Specific employment law issues impacting your industry

-        Contracts of employment and statutory employment rights

·        Discrimination and the Equality Act

·        Establishing HR policies and processes

·        Managing difficult conversations - Grievance, Discipline and Dismissals

·        Conducting investigations

·        Managing absence and performance management

·        Managing the redundancy process

·        Managing stress and wellbeing in the workplace

·        Equality & Diversity

 

Who is the course for?

Business Owners and Managers with responsibility for managing staff and who require an understanding of HR compliance and best practices.

 

People Management Skills

When managers get promoted based on their technical competencies they often need training and support to develop their people management skills. This course on essential people skills along with an ongoing coaching / mentoring programme is designed to make the transition easier and more effective. The course is also suitable for existing managers who need support in developing their people management skills or are experiencing particular people management issues.

Establishing the Right Culture. Defining your existing organisational culture and subcultures. Developing a culture and team behaviours appropriate to your industry. Recognising that cultural fit is important when it comes to hiring and retention.

Recruitment and Workforce Planning to have the right number of people, with the right skills, at the right time. Determining the appropriate permanent vs contract staffing ratios. Employing effective attraction and selection processes. Developing onboarding practices that help new employees to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to become effective team members.

Building High Performance Teams. Facilitating the formation of new teams, as new members are added or problems emerge. Creating team alignment. Establishing collaboration between JV Partners, Supply Chain Companies and Internal Departments. Managing Multi-Cultural Teams and implementing a Diversity and Inclusion strategy. Improving your communication skills, giving and receiving feedback, and performance management.

Training and Developing Your People. Putting learning and development plans in place to develop new skills and behaviours in your team. Creating a coaching and mentoring culture within your business.

Engagement and Retention of Your Workforce. Understanding what motivates people and crafting engagement plans to support their success and retention. Implementing employee Resilience and Wellbeing initiatives to achieve high staff availability and productivity.

 

Our partner companies can provide CIPD approved training and an HR Academy for HR professionals and for Managers who want a deeper understanding of HR management.  

 

Either call 01278 732073 or email us at connect@a2opeople.co.uk to find out how we can help you with your Human Resources requirements.



  

Should you require additional support you can review our other programmes

·        Leadership Development & Coaching

·        Building High Performance Teams

·        Training & Development

·        Employee Engagement & Retention

·        Employee Relocation

·        Becoming a Supplier in the Nuclear Sector

·        SME Business Consultancy

A2O People Ltd: The Croft, Burton, Stogursey
Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 1QB
Co Reg No: 8681479
Copyright: 2017 A2O People

Call us on: 01278 732073
Email us on: connect@a2opeople.co.uk

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