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If you are looking to outsource your HR completely, or need help with a one off project, our HR and employment law solutions will support you in achieving your business goals. Contact us today for HR advice you can trust.

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From our central base in Bishop's Stortford and Halstead our highly qualified and knowledgeable HR experts have a deep understanding of employment law.

Whether you need HR services for support with employment contracts, managing disciplinaries or anything else on your journey as an employer, we can help.

If you are looking to outsource your HR completely or just need help with a one off project, our HR and employment law solutions will support you in achieving your business goals.

The HR Dept monthly advice line provides SME business owners with additional peace of mind to know that they are covered by employment tribunal insurance.

Find out more about the different ways to work with us so you have more time to focus on your business.

As your local HR Dept we support businesses across Bishop's Stortford, Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow and Halstead.

How is your HR performing?

Sometimes with HR it is difficult to know where to start. Are your recruitment processes up to scratch? What makes an effective employee benefit scheme? What does your redundancy policy say? We’ve created a short HR quiz for you to complete, providing you with a tailored PDF based on your results.

Solutions to suit you

We appreciate that every business is different, so we offer a range of packages to suit your needs. Whether you require a one-off job, to completely outsource your HR or anything in between, we’ll tailor our offering to ensure it works for you.

With you every step of the way

From recruitment to redundancy and everything in between, we’re with you every step of the employee life cycle. HR is a time-consuming process, and can be costly if you get it wrong. We’re by your side to take care of your HR and employment law needs, allowing you to focus on growing your business.

Our HR and employment law services in Bishop's Stortford and Halstead

From recruitment to redundancy and everything in between.

The employee lifecycle is like a journey and we are here to help you every step of the way.

Click the boxes below to find out more about our services.


Starting Out


Employment Contracts

Payroll & Pensions

Navigating Problems

Employment Tribunal Insurance

Absence Management

Disciplinaries & Grievances

Keeping On Track

Performance & Appraisals

HR Software & Staff Records

Training & Development

Changing Course

Employee Benefits

Company Reorganisations


Choosing The Right Path

Employee Handbooks & Policies

Diversity, Inclusion & Equality

Employee Assistance Programme

End Of The Road


Leavers Checklist


How is your HR Performing?

Do you struggle to recruit new staff? Maybe you struggle to retain your good employees?

Is your business affected by absences? Do you have policies for reintegrating long-term absentees?

What do you do when an employee hands in their notice? How clear is your redundancy process?

Ways to work with us

Pay As You Go

Our Pay As You Go services allows you to only pay for what you need. If you have a one-off HR query that needs resolving, our local experts can help. Our ad hoc services include – but are not limited to – employment contracts, recruitment, redundancies, grievances and appraisals

Retained Services

Our retained services, including our Advice Line and Advice Line+ packages, give you piece of mind. Whenever an HR issue arises, you will have access to the advice you need. These packages can also include regular documentation updates, keeping you compliant.

Tailored Solutions

Your business is unique. You want specific HR services that will help you facilitate growth. Sound about right? Then our tailored HR solutions are right for you. Your local expert will tailor a plan that meets your business’ needs and takes the worries of HR away, leaving you to focus on what you do best.

We help businesses across
Bishop's Stortford and Halstead with their HR issues

HR Consulting Services and Support

At The HR Dept, we provide expert HR consulting services to take care of all of your human resources needs, enabling you to focus all your energy on running your business.

Whether you’re a startup, SME or an established brand in your sector, our team of HR experts will help you stay on the right side of your legal obligations, manage employment contracts, disputes and ensure you have a safe and happy workforce. We will support you and your business by putting all the correct procedures in place for you to meet those critical business milestones and grow your workforce.

Whether you need advice on recruitment, payroll & pensions, or you are looking to get your employee health & well-being policies in check, we can take care of it.

Maybe you need guidance on which measures to put in place to ensure employees are meeting expectations. Well, look no further, as we offer a range of effective management, training and development strategies that will help you keep track and stay up to speed.

We can also guide and support you through some of the more challenging employment roadblocks such as employment tribunal insurance, absence management, disciplinary & grievance procedures and redundancies and dismissals.

Whatever your employment needs, at The HR Dept we’ve got your HR covered.

Why you should work with The HR Dept

  • Expert Knowledge, Advice and Support - You’ll be working with a highly qualified and experienced HR professional, with many years of HR experience. We are dedicated to delivering first-class advice and support to our local business community.
  • Cost-Effective HR services - Outsourcing your HR can save you time and money and we offer a range of flexible, cost-effective payment options to suit your business needs.
  • Peace of mind - Our Advice Line is backed by tribunal indemnity insurance. This means that if you have followed our advice from the beginning of your enquiry, unforeseen employment tribunal costs and awards are covered.
  • Free HR Resources - We offer a range of free HR resources to help you with your daily business needs, including blogs, webinars, Time Sheets, New Starter Forms, Holiday Request forms and Exit Interview templates.

Get in touch to see how we can help you

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