Employment law and HR best practices can at best be complex, confusing and time consuming, especially when you have an intricate staffing issue to deal with – adhering to employment legislation so as to minimise your risk and ensure your staffing matters are dealt with in the right manner requires experience and technical knowledge, all of which our HR Consultants have in abundance.
We know that staff value it when their employer has their HR in order, despite the size of the company. So, when an employee is issued with their contract of employment on or before their first day of employment, when they start, they have an induction that includes being issued an employee handbook and when their terms change during the course of their employment, they receive a letter confirming the changes – all of these actions make an employee feel secure in their employment and confident in you as their employer, that you know about your responsibilities.
This is why we have designed our service packages to offer what they do – specialised and technical expertise that ensures you meet your obligations, supports and takes care of you.
Retained Employment Law & HR
Fixed Fee Retained Employment Law & HR Services
Our Four Star retained service is exactly what it says on the tin – a Four Star service that provides you with outstanding Employment Law and HR Services tailored specifically for your business. This high level of service provides you with the following:
Unlimited advice on all HR matters covering the lifetime of the employee lifecycle on a fixed fee basis – with this service you are not on the clock.
You will be assigned a dedicated HR Consultant who will work with you on an ongoing basis, they will get to know you and your business – there are no call centres here!
You will have full access to our document template suite, this includes an employee handbook, contracts of employment and many more template letters and forms
Your dedicated and qualified HR Consultant will also compile any bespoke documents you need that aren’t already within our document template suite.
Fixed Fee Retained Employment Law & HR Services
Our Five Star service includes everything within the Four-Star service, with the addition of the completion of your HR related administration, which includes:
Completion of your HR related administration, which includes:
Job offer packs, including requesting references
Contracts of employment
Compiling your employee handbook
Contractual change letters
Family policy related documentation, such as maternity and paternity entitlements
Flexible working documentation
Absent without Leave (AWOL) documentation
Sickness and long-term sick documentation
By engaging alphr you can be assured of expert and technical advice, combined with a pragmatic and jargon free approach towards your staffing issues – our aim is to ensure wherever possible that any HR problems you have are dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible, leaving you to do what you do best, manage your business.
In addition to the Four and Five Star Retained HR Services, you can also engage us on an ad-hoc basis for one off hr consultancy projects. This could include one of our qualified HR Consultants attending your site to conduct a disciplinary hearing, redundancy process or alternatively, work with you to create your contracts of employment and employee handbook ready for issue to your staff.
This service allows you the freedom to engage us for hr services when required, whilst still maintaining the highly specialised skills of our HR Consultancy possess.
The HR related documentation you require for the numerous situations that arise out of being an employer is vast! There are many situations where you need to confirm what is happening in writing, whether that be a change to an employee’s terms and conditions of employment, a disciplinary outcome letter, contract of employment or confirmation that an employee is going on maternity or paternity leave – all of these types of situations should be confirmed in writing; that way there is no ambiguity, everyone knows the score and you as the employer, are covered.
alphr has an extensive suite of templates with letters and forms that cover most situations, our HR Consultants are all experienced in compiling documents such as these and if you have a situation where we don’t already have a specific template, we will compile it for you.
If you come on board as a retained client, then you have access to all of these documents as part of the service, but if you aren’t a retained client, that’s ok! We will of course be delighted to assist you in your documentation requirements, whatever they may be.
For our HR management system, we partner with SMB – we have worked directly with SMB for many years now and have found their system to have great functionality for not only the staff but for management who are also the administrators of the system.
SMB is a very intuitive cloud-based system and provides the following advantages:
One system to securely hold all employee information, removing the need for paper personnel files
Available on your desktop and laptop, but also via your tablet and mobile too
Your employees have access to their own files, where they can request holidays, report sickness, and also download their own already saved documents
Access to many different types of reports that allows you to download accurate and relevant data
Outsourced Health & Safety
Alongside outsourced hr services and consultancy, alphr can also provide Health & Safety advice where you will receive an unbiased, fresh outlook of your current health and safety arrangements.
As part of our service, we will provide practical and workable solutions to promote understanding and improve the application of your workplace health and safety - all of which we will do for you on your site, followed up with telephone and email support by your H&S Account Manager.
If your business doesn’t have the expertise in-house to keep up to date with all current health & safety requirements, alphr can work with you to create your H&S management policies, standard operating procedures and systems, with the aim that you are legally compliant, consistent and have peace of mind that you are doing all that you need to
HR and recruitment go hand in hand and we know that the process can often be long, time consuming and not one that everyone either has the experience or time to complete. At alphr we are able to offer our clients tailored recruitment services on an ongoing and ad-hoc basis.
With a dedicated and experienced recruitment team, we are committed to helping your business grow and therefore strengthen your offering, whilst ensuring new recruits are treated with respect and the process is managed efficiently and compliantly.
With many years of combined experience, we offer a tailored approach to your needs and requirements all whilst specialising in multiple industries and sectors.
alphr is delighted to be able to offer services outside of employment law and HR best practices from its network and by utilising the experience found in it's wider Group of companies. This includes Payroll, Training, Commercial Energy and Utility supplies as well as the referral of commercial insurance specialists that can assist your business. If you wish to hear more, don't hesitate to ask.