Support for larger organisations
Larger organisations will have their own HR Manager or a small team.
However, sometimes you will need specific skills that your own people don’t have, or you want an external independent person to handle a sensitive grievance, or you’d just like an extra pair of hands to deliver an important deadline.
I can come in just for the days you need me to do specific pieces of work. That’s cost effective and means there’s no delay in getting things done. Judith Coslett HR consultant Guildford
Typical areas of support
Investigating allegations and producing a report suitable for grievance or disciplinary use
Employment policies: reviewing and updating to current legislation
Restructures: advising on options and proper process, drafting new job descriptions and consultation documents
External assessment preparation, eg IiP
Mediation to resolve problems between employees
Urgent projects where HR team need additional resourcevalue for money
Comments from clients
We brought Judith in to conduct an investigation into allegations of bullying. We felt we needed someone external and independent to do that. She interviewed 13 members of staff and produced signed statements in a consistent format. She then wrote a comprehensive report which summarised the situation, evaluated whether the alleged behaviours constituted bullying, compiled the evidence under appropriate headings, assessed the credibility of the witnesses, put forward options for resolving the situation and made recommendations as the investigator. We particularly valued the fact that all this was done within a week which enabled us to take prompt action.
Head of HR
I was struggling to find the time to complete a workforce development plan, so I booked Judith to put one together for me. She reviewed best practice, read through documentation about our organisation, and produced a 29 page high quality bespoke plan covering all aspects and including graphics. It enabled me to meet my deadline and was a quick and cost effective solution.
Head of Personnel
Judith was recommended to us and I commissioned her to review the results of a membership survey and draft a document to give advice on best practice on employment practices across a range of issues. She was very thorough and her written work was clear and accurate. She took the time to understand our members’ work and ensure that the advice she produced was appropriate. The comprehensive document was approved by our Professional Standards Committee and is now published to our members.
Deputy Chief Executive
Although I have a HR team, we are quite limited in our time and resource which is why I needed to bring in someone external for our mandatory training project. I chose Judith because I had worked with her before and knew that she was reliable, conscientious and had high standards. I wanted someone who would come across as credible and professional to our senior managers and I was confident that Judith would do that. She interviewed key staff, identified mandatory training needs, produced a spreadsheet applying the courses to each post, drafted a report for the management team and guidance notes for the staff. It was all done quickly and conveniently and the Chief Executive was pleased with the results.