At The HR Dept we work with a wide range of SME businesses, just like yours. From recruitment to redundancy and everything in between, we can provide you with HR and employment law support every step of the way.
See what some of our clients have to say about working with us.
The Enthuse Group has used HR Toolkit as its employee platform for over 10 years. It gives consistency across the UK companies and, with locations nationwide and a significant remote workforce, HR Toolkit enables us to maintain accurate records and to engage effectively with the team.
In conjunction with The HR Dept, records are managed centrally and are available to line managers. Holiday requests and sickness absence are input locally, and a comprehensive reporting suite allows us to oversee this in real time.
The communications tool allows us to send general and specific communication to employees and the system records when employees have received and opened the documents.
A health and safety module allows us to hold policies and risk assessments centrally and these can be accessed remotely too. Accident reporting is also online– happily we have yet to put that particular feature to use!
Recently, when we acquired a business, we had to migrate over 80 employee records from their system to Toolkit and The HR Dept / Toolkit teams managed this process seamlessly for us.
Anyone dealing with staff issues will understand that you have to deal with many challenges some big, some HUGE! The HR Dept and the amazing team there take all of the Burden on their shoulders and help guide you every step of the way. I know if I need to call them for any advice that I will come away with the perfect solution for any problems I put to them (and boy some days do I give them a challenges!).
If you need a team to manage your HR function these are the people to contact. They are an invaluable help, from the HR Toolkit where you can manage holidays, sick days, staff files (GDPR compliant!), the support phone line, HR conferences and employment law updates and the amount of knowledge this team have between them you will never go wrong.
I cannot recommend them enough, they have been a vital part of our team and we could not manage without them.
As a small business owner, I recently made the decision to employ my first member of staff; which is both exciting and quite scary!
I had no experience of recruiting and Helen supported me through the process – giving me guidance on how to assess candidates against the required skills, helping me to shortlist and then attending the interviews with me.
It was really useful to have a second person to bounce off and to make sure that I asked all the relevant questions!
Once I’d made a decision, Helen also helped me with an offer letter and a contract. All in all a superb service for small businesses that don’t have their own HR department.
Bryden Johnson outsource their HR support to The HR Dept. They provide us with timely and very practical advice on a range of issues and ensure that our HR procedures are kept up to date.
We have every confidence in their team who always seem to give that little bit extra to ensure that everything has been dealt with.
So much so that we have asked them to advise all of our clients when they have HR issues to deal with. We have no doubt that they will be safe in their hands.
We have been working with the HR Dept since last Autumn and it has been a very positive experience. Fintan, Natasha and the team have proved themselves very able to immerse themselves into a new organisation with ease and have provided us with quality HR provision from Director level through to the operational requirements of our Trust always with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude.
Using HR Dept for our recent recruitment took all of the pain out of hiring during a very busy time. I would highly recommend this service.
Case Study – Suna Interior Design
How did you come across The HR Dept?
Our business coach Martin Johnson recommended and introduced us.
Why did you need the HR Dept?
At the time we were a company that had grown quickly in recent years and needed more structure and advice on the HR we had in place.
What was the solution that The HR Dept had for your business?
The HR Dept helped us with templates and policies that we were missing, they also audited our existing documentation and made sure that we were using the most up to date information. Since then, we have worked closely with The HR Dept on a number of HR processes, in the form of advice, templates and having them present at employee meetings.
What was the overall outcome of the support you received from The HR Dept?
We now have a comprehensive Staff Handbook and internal policies which are well suited to our individual business requirements. This has benefited the business owners, managers and all employees giving everyone clarity on the company identity and how to handle individual situations.
The support that we have had on specific HR processes has led to us making informed and confident decisions. Through this guidance we have been able to carefully navigate issues that can considerably impact the culture of a small business.
Would you recommend The HR Dept to other business owners?
Definitely, The HR Dept have given us confidence, clarity and knowledge to deal with some of the most difficult internal situations a small business can face. HR situations can be unpredictable, but The HR Dept are always able to offer quick responses with in depth advice.
We work predominantly with Vicki, I feel that not only has she taken the time to understand the industry we work within, but more importantly she understands the ethos of the business. Often HR issues arise but do not develop, Vicki always checks in to see how we have progressed and offers support or advice when necessary.
Having predominantly one contact means that The HR Dept understanding of not only our business, but our values and the company’s identity is really clear.
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