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  • A dedicated senior level HR specialist as and when you need it
  • A simple, cost-effective way of allowing you to grow your business
  • Embedded support in the heart of your company, to help achieve your goals
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HR Business Support

When you run into ongoing people issues in your business, bringing in expert help may be the answer.

At People Puzzles, we offer a range of HR support services to help your business grow.

Our highly experienced part-time HR Directors can provide HR assistance to help you move forward. Whether it’s the creation or overhaul of HR processes, or the close support of your HR team, we have the knowledge and commercial acumen to help you succeed.

By outsourcing your human resources management, you gain the insight of a dedicated HR specialist. This frees up your own time while bringing clearer visibility to the people issues holding up your company. Part-time HR support is a simple, cost-effective way of relieving day-to-day stress, and bringing everyone in your company together.

Our level of HR support is flexible. We always work to complement your working culture — not compromise it. We can be as hands on as you need and are always happy to discuss issues as they arise.

Our collaborative approach, embedding our support in the heart of your company, means we can help your company grow and develop.

To find out more or to discuss how our part-time HR Directors can benefit you, simply contact us today.

Give us a call on 0808 164 5826.

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Training & Development

A skilled workforce that performs to the best of its ability is a huge asset to any business. A good training and development programme not only helps employees perform better within their roles; it also increases staff engagement and motivation so that they are more likely to give their best in your business.

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Company Culture

Engaged employees are the individuals who go the extra mile. They are positive influencers, motivated to succeed and will want to stay with your business long-term. This is crucial to maintaining a low staff turnover and growing a strong and successful business.

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Talent Recruitment

Finding the right staff with the necessary skills and values can be a challenge. Recruiting new employees as your company expands, or replacing staff, takes time and money. Failing to recruit properly can be even more costly. We can provide the support you need to find, hire and induct the right people, usually without a recruitment agent being involved at all.

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Talent Retention

Once you have found your high performing team you need to ensure you can keep them. Acknowledging both good and bad behavior, giving timely feedback and identifying current standards are just the starting blocks of what can be done.

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Contracts & Handbooks

It’s a legal requirement that all employees are given an employment contract. They should clearly explain what you expect your staff to do and what they will get in return. Handbooks are not required legally however they are useful in ensuring your staff know how things are done in your business, and provide a great opportunity to demonstrate some of your culture.

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Employee Benefits

Employee benefits can come in various forms and depending on your business it can vary as to which you feel are most suitable for your employees. However, a good benefits package has been shown to increase retention and increase general happiness within the workplace and so is something worth getting right.

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Absence

Both long term and short-term absence can cause a large amount of disruption within a company, return to work interviews can be largely useful but there may also be the need for long term adjustments and improvements to your current process.

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Pensions & Auto-Enrollment

Employers are legally required to auto-enrol certain workers into a qualifying pension scheme and make minimum contributions with respect to them. Other types of worker also have certain pension rights which should not be forgotten, although your auto-enrollment requirements will depend on the size of your business.

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Performance Management

A workforce of employees who perform well and drive business growth requires managing them to deliver. Performance management and staff appraisals are key to this, but once a year just isn’t enough. To maximise the full potential of your employees, you need to be actively engaging with your team on a regular basis.

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Disciplinary & Grievance

Handling disciplinary and grievance issues can come with a large amount of stress and cost, however if all aspects of your HR and people plan are managed correctly then these should be issues that are avoided entirely.

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Redundancy

Making staff redundant can be difficult. As the employer it is your job to ensure you not only make the correct decision on who to let go, but then that those people are dealt with fairly. All the legislation should be in hand so that you don’t have to then deal with a tribunal.

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Restructure

Staff restructure can be unsettling for a workplace if done incorrectly, but the gains that can be made in productivity are large and so it is important to get right. Involving your employees directly in this process can keep morale high and increase results.

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Employee Assistance Programme

Life can sometimes be difficult and although as an employer its not your role to get involved in your staff’s personal lives, when it begins to affect their work and productivity an employee assistance programme can help. This provides them with a free confidential service that they can talk to independently with professional experts.

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TUPE

TUPE is in place to protect employment rights when one business transfers to another, this could be in the form of business takeovers or service provision changes. There are various steps that must be taken to follow this correctly that we can support you with.

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GDPR

GDPR protects people’s personal data, within HR this can include both employees and applicants, as well as all other forms of personal data you may deal with. The legislation gives individuals the right to access, correct or erase any of their information, in addition to ensuring it is stored correctly. A data breach must be reported and can result in potential claims against your business, ensuring you understand this legislation is crucial.

Close

Record Keeping

HR processes are crucial for businesses to get right, as there can be high costs associated with getting them wrong. Unfortunately, the complexity of these HR functions and the legal requirements means they can take up a lot of time, and many businesses may not have the in-house expertise to deal with them appropriately.

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Training & Development

A skilled workforce that performs to the best of its ability is a huge asset to any business. A good training and development programme not only helps employees perform better within their roles; it also increases staff engagement and motivation so that they are more likely to give their best in your business.

Close

Company Culture

Engaged employees are the individuals who go the extra mile. They are positive influencers, motivated to succeed and will want to stay with your business long-term. This is crucial to maintaining a low staff turnover and growing a strong and successful business.

Close

Talent Recruitment

Finding the right staff with the necessary skills and values can be a challenge. Recruiting new employees as your company expands, or replacing staff, takes time and money. Failing to recruit properly can be even more costly. We can provide the support you need to find, hire and induct the right people, usually without a recruitment agent being involved at all.

Close

Talent Retention

Once you have found your high performing team you need to ensure you can keep them. Acknowledging both good and bad behavior, giving timely feedback and identifying current standards are just the starting blocks of what can be done.

Close

Contracts & Handbooks

It’s a legal requirement that all employees are given an employment contract. They should clearly explain what you expect your staff to do and what they will get in return. Handbooks are not required legally however they are useful in ensuring your staff know how things are done in your business, and provide a great opportunity to demonstrate some of your culture.

Close

Employee Benefits

Employee benefits can come in various forms and depending on your business it can vary as to which you feel are most suitable for your employees. However, a good benefits package has been shown to increase retention and increase general happiness within the workplace and so is something worth getting right.

Close

Absence

Both long term and short-term absence can cause a large amount of disruption within a company, return to work interviews can be largely useful but there may also be the need for long term adjustments and improvements to your current process.

Close

Pensions & Auto-Enrollment

Employers are legally required to auto-enrol certain workers into a qualifying pension scheme and make minimum contributions with respect to them. Other types of worker also have certain pension rights which should not be forgotten, although your auto-enrollment requirements will depend on the size of your business.

Close

Performance Management

A workforce of employees who perform well and drive business growth requires managing them to deliver. Performance management and staff appraisals are key to this, but once a year just isn’t enough. To maximise the full potential of your employees, you need to be actively engaging with your team on a regular basis.

Close

Disciplinary & Grievance

Handling disciplinary and grievance issues can come with a large amount of stress and cost, however if all aspects of your HR and people plan are managed correctly then these should be issues that are avoided entirely.

Close

Redundancy

Making staff redundant can be difficult. As the employer it is your job to ensure you not only make the correct decision on who to let go, but then that those people are dealt with fairly. All the legislation should be in hand so that you don’t have to then deal with a tribunal.

Close
value customers users viewer

Restructure

Staff restructure can be unsettling for a workplace if done incorrectly, but the gains that can be made in productivity are large and so it is important to get right. Involving your employees directly in this process can keep morale high and increase results.

Close

Employee Assistance Programme

Life can sometimes be difficult and although as an employer its not your role to get involved in your staff’s personal lives, when it begins to affect their work and productivity an employee assistance programme can help. This provides them with a free confidential service that they can talk to independently with professional experts.

Close

TUPE

TUPE is in place to protect employment rights when one business transfers to another, this could be in the form of business takeovers or service provision changes. There are various steps that must be taken to follow this correctly that we can support you with.

Close

GDPR

GDPR protects people’s personal data, within HR this can include both employees and applicants, as well as all other forms of personal data you may deal with. The legislation gives individuals the right to access, correct or erase any of their information, in addition to ensuring it is stored correctly. A data breach must be reported and can result in potential claims against your business, ensuring you understand this legislation is crucial.

Close

Record Keeping

HR processes are crucial for businesses to get right, as there can be high costs associated with getting them wrong. Unfortunately, the complexity of these HR functions and the legal requirements means they can take up a lot of time, and many businesses may not have the in-house expertise to deal with them appropriately.

Lynn has been a fantastic support to us and an ongoing fountain of knowledge. If you have a business and/or staff you need to take care of, you need a Lynn on your team!

Kerry Berry, Director, S&K Berry Associates LLP

We offer all our services across the UK

We have regional directors stationed in the North, West, South, East, Midlands, Thames Valley and London areas.

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