The flexible, fixed-fee employment service for your business
Companies of all sizes now retain external HR services. This allows them to maintain a lean operation while being able to scale quickly to the demands of their business. HR Compass provides a complete solution for the challenges employers face.
Its retained, fixed-fee nature means you can take a proactive approach to managing your staff and to solving employment issues while keeping legal costs under control.
Retained Employment & HR Services
With ever changing employment legislation it has never been more important for employers to obtain prompt and accurate advice.
Our expert team of Employment Solicitors and HR Advisers get to know your business and provide a responsive and pragmatic service focused on achieving successful commercial outcomes.
How we can help you
Our experienced HR advisers and employment lawyers can not only help you to avoid some of the common pitfalls of recruitment, we can also work with you to improve your recruitment procedures and policies.
Once you have the right people in place, we can assist in managing your relationship with them. In the unfortunate situation where issues arise, we can help you to resolve and manage these issues effectively.
Making redundancies is something we all hope we’ll never have to do but is often a reality of business life. Our team helps you to get it right, from communicating with staff and stakeholders, to having those difficult conversations with individual team members. We can help you reduce the risk of subsequent employment claims.
We can help you to take all reasonable steps to reduce the risk of employment claims occurring in the first place. If claims do arise, we can defend you and your business thoroughly and help you to navigate your way to a positive outcome.
We can help your business to protect its ideas, services and customer relationships from potential competition by existing and former staff members. Our priority is on prevention by ensuring that you have comprehensive and clearly-worded contracts in place but, equally, we provide a robust legal response to help you fight your corner when the need arises.
We can provide bespoke training for your business, delivered in person or remotely, on a range of topics from line manager training, equipping line managers to confidently and effectively deal with the 1st stages of most common people management issues to managing performance issues with employees and equipping you to deal with disciplinaries.
As a team we have a wide experience of delivering in person training, as well as webinar, workshops and updates.
We will work with you and your business to identify your training needs and prepare a training package suited to your business and its employees.
Our service comprises three core components, designed to offer seamless financial and business continuity protection.
No two businesses are the same, so to provide the very best level of service it’s important that we get to know you first. Our team would work closely with you to quickly get a view of your business and your future plans. From this point we would then look to review and update any existing employment contracts, staff handbook and policies or produce new contracts and policies where necessary. This would minimise the risk to your business and ensure your policies reflect your ambition.
Your Bespoke Package
Whether you want legal support for your in-house team, or whether you want us to look after your people management, we would devise a bespoke package of support that meets your needs.
You would have a dedicated account manager, who would meet with you regularly to discuss our performance, and to make sure you are getting the very best value for money. Finally, you would have direct and unlimited access to our specialist employment team who could give you clear, practical and legal guidance in the best interests of your business.
Our service is insurance backed with a tailored policy that minimises your financial exposure to employment claims brought against your business.
What support is available?
HR Compass offers flexible support which can be tailored for your business’ specific needs.
The different levels of support we’re able to offer include:
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES HUB
Our Employer Hub offers a range of resources which support you to minimise risk and to reduce unnecessary legal costs by providing sample documentation and guides in areas such as recruitment, staff administration, disciplinaries, redundancies and dismissal.
Dealing effectively with employment challenges means being equipped with the right information in a timely and proactive manner.
With HR Compass you can get access to immediate support from a solicitor or HR professional during working hours.
The support isn’t just focused on what the law says. It offers you and your HR team practical support and coaching on how to deal with a range of employment scenarios; for example, how certain conversations with managers and staff members should sound.
We recognise that all businesses have different needs. As such, in addition to the support provided as part of the standard HR Compass package, we also offer the following services, which can be added into the package.
Our Employer Protection Scheme is an all-inclusive employment law service designed to give your business protection from expensive Employment Tribunal claims – at a competitive cost. Should you choose to include this insurance policy with the standard HR Compass package, the service we offer is then backed by our insurers, with a policy which is tailored to your needs, that minimises your financial exposure to employment claims brought against your business.
ON-SITE SUPPORT AND STRATEGIC CONSULTANCY
Reducing the risk of employment issues requires a proactive, strategic approach. With our on-site support service, our specialists can offer practical advice on how to plan for and to manage a wide range of employment scenarios.
It isn’t just about focusing on potential problems. We’re also able to offer a highly tailored service to help you make your business a great place to work, looking at ways you can add value to your employment offering and to improve employee relations for the long-term.
KEEPING YOUR TEAM UP TO DATE
Whether training is required to meet legal standards or you’re interested in developing your team, HR Compass has the option to include regular legal updates and staff training delivered in a method appropriate to your business, either on-site, or online.
We can provide a range of specific support to help you and your business in a variety of situations that require specialist advice. These may include such matters as TUPE, redundancy situations, business restructuring, or defending employment tribunal claims.