Support for small organisations
Small organisations often have no HR staff – it’s just not cost effective, but from time to time situations crop up where you need someone to handle people issues.
It might be a problem such as an employee who’s not performing well or has been off sick for a long time, or you might be developing your business and recruiting or wanting to enhance productivity through training.
I can advise you on what to do or I can come in and do it for you.
It’s cheaper and more efficient than recruiting a HR member of staff and protects you from costly employment law mistakes.
Comments from clients
We only have a handful of employees so one case of sickness was a big issue for us, with significant implications for the employee and the organisation as a whole. Judith advised on how we could approach it and wrote all the letters and handled the meetings for us so we were confident it was fair and legal. We were able to find a good solution to the situation with only 2 days of paid HR time.
We’re a successful start-up company which has now grown to the point where we need some HR support, but not so much that we can justify the expense of a full-time HR Manager. I searched for a HR consultant both on the web and through recommendation and then whittled it down to a final three to interview. The management team chose Judith – she wasn’t the cheapest but we liked her approach. We initially contracted her for a one-off project, but were so pleased with her work that we now use her regularly for all our staffing issues.
We asked Judith to help us with HR policies. She talked to us first about how our staffing practices worked so that she could tailor the documents to suit our small organisation. We were pleased with her approach and the resulting policies, which were easy to understand and set out clearly how we should deal with things. We thought she was good value for money, which was important for us as a charity, and easy to work with.
Chair of Trustees
I own a number of small retail outlets and initially contacted Judith for help with employment contracts and job descriptions after she was recommended to me. I was pleased with her support and now use her regularly to help me manage all staffing issues. I like the convenience of being able to ring someone for advice on particular situations. I also appreciate her quick response – she can draft documents and emails quickly which enables me to manage my business efficiently. It’s like having a HR Manager, but without the need for office space or the cost of a salary – I just pay for the actual hours worked when I ask for something to be done.