The value of HR support is often undervalued.
HR may not be a function that produces money for your business, but without it, you can certainly see money go down the drain.
You may think anyone in your business can be responsible for all things related to HR. Surely anyone can carry out a performance review? Or conduct an investigation into allegations of misconduct? Or deal with grievances? In fact, it should be done by people who know what they are doing.
It’s time to call in the experts
If you don’t have managers who understand the law or are capable of nipping disputes in the bud before they escalate, you could end up with expensive claims in an Employment Tribunal.
If you don’t know where to find the right talent, you could be less competitive than your rivals.
If you are not keeping on top of frequent short-term sickness absences, your business productivity can suffer greatly.
If you don’t deal with grievances surrounding the issues of bullying and harassment, you could face an online backlash from disgruntled employees which can negatively affect your business’ reputation.
If you have high staff turnover, you could end having to splurge on the cost of hiring temporary workers and pay recruitment agency fees and time spent by management handling the recruitment and selection process.
The list goes on and on. The costs of not having HR support are extremely high and far exceed the costs of seeking HR and Employment Law advice.
Getting advice means your Contracts of Employment and Employee Handbooks are drafted and reviewed by a legally qualified adviser who can ensure all your HR documentation is compliant with the law. They can ensure your management practices meet best practice and tell you how best to proceed when you are faced with a challenging situation. No matter how simple or complex your enquiry is, they can give you the advice and support you need to confidently be in control of HR at your business.
Advice doesn’t need to have a huge price tag
The best way to control the costs is to outsource your HR and Employment Law to an external provider. They can take away all the hassles and headaches and leave you to focus on your core business functions.
If you choose a provider that offers a fixed fee model, you can contact your legally qualified Employment Law Adviser as much as you like and your bill will not increase. Plus with Legal Expenses Insurance, they can defend you at no extra cost.
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